Dec. 16, 2015

Twelve UNO Students Tapped to Participate in Eight-Week Emerging Leaders Program

The University of New Orleans has selected 12 students to participate in the University’s Emerging Leaders Program.

The extracurricular leadership certificate program is designed for first year and sophomore undergraduate students aspiring to further develop their leadership skills. Students are chosen based on an application process that includes essay questions, references, educational performance data and an interview.

The incoming class of Emerging Leaders will participate in activities aimed at strengthening their confidence and skill sets needed to become responsible citizens and ethical leaders in the University community. The training includes engagement in group activities and reflection on current social issues. Participants will receive mentoring from campus leaders and are encouraged to form relationships with administrators and staff, said Dale O’Neill, director of student involvement and leadership at UNO.

The eight-week certificate program helps participating students to get further involved on campus, build a strong foundation of leadership skills and make a smoother transition into the college environment.

“Students are selected to be Emerging Leaders based on their passion for involvement and leadership development, university spirit and dedication to bettering their community,” O’Neill said. “We are very proud to announce this year’s participants.”

This year’s participants are:
• Alexandra Hughes
• Peter Heausler
• Kenneth Terry II
• Nicholas Wallis
• Shameka Edwards
• Reecha Khanal
• Katelynn Gordon
• Keshante’ Apav
• Sara Tew
• Benjamin Stadler
• Courtney Davies
• Kearston Talley

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