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Four Manhattanville Students Attend Leadership Conference at the University of Texas, Austin

Texas leadershipConference 210Annesha Carter '13, Sarah Gustavsson '12, Emily Murray '12, and David Noel '13 were selected by the Duchesne Center for Religion and Social Justice to attend the 2012 Hatton W. Sumners Undergraduate Student Leadership Conference at the University of Texas, Austin.

(Photo from left to right: Carter, Gustavsson, Murray, Noel)

The students were selected to attend the conference through an application process that distinguished them for the leadership qualities they have demonstrated at Manhattanville.

"It was very inspiring," Gustavsson said. "The conference gave me the motivation and knowledge that are needed to become one of our future leaders. I feel more comfortable to go into a leadership role after attending the conference, and it is also what I want to do in the near future."

During the conference, the students attended various lectures, workshops, and team-building activities designed to hone the leadership skills of young professionals. Some of the conference speakers included Howard Prince, Director of the Center for Ethical Leadership, Sal Giunta, Medal of Honor Recipient, and Ginger Kerrick, Assistant to the Chief for the International Space Station. The students also had the opportunity to interact and network with young aspiring leaders from all over the world.

"My favorite part of the conference was getting to connect and create bonds with young professionals from the United States and abroad," Murray said. "I learned a lot from the students who attended the conference and I feel events like this conference are important in helping young people to grow to be valuable leaders."