Womenís Leadership Initiative Accepting Applications for 2005-2006 Academic Year

January 24, 2005

(University Park, Pa) — The College of Health and Human Development is now accepting applications from female students who are interested in participating in the Collegeís Womenís Leadership Initiative during the 2005-2006 academic year.

The Womenís Leadership Initiative is innovative 12-month interdisciplinary leadership development program that is designed to help participants develop leadership skills and establish long-lasting personal and professional relationships that will help them succeed in their chosen professions. Approximately 30 students will be selected to participate in the program for 2005-2006, which qill include a variety of weekend workshops, seminars, mentorship opportunities, externships and special projects.

Participation is limited to full-time undergraduate female students enrolled in majors offered by the College of Health and Human Development who are enrolled in classes at University Park for 2005-2006, who are upper division students (60-90 credits) by the fall 2005 semester and who will not graduate before the fall 2006 semester.

Students interested in applying to the Womenís Leadership Initiative or learning more about the program are encouraged to attend one of the upcoming informational sessions in the Bennett-Pierce Living Center, which is located in 110 Henderson Building. Those sessions are scheduled to take place at 6:00 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, February 1 and 6:00 p.m. and 7:15 on Wednesday, February 9.

Interested students may also contact Dr. Lizabeth S. Mullens at (814) 865-8307 or lsm12@psu.edu, Ms. Kristin Wilson at (814) 863-0546 or kaw33@psu.edu or visit the WLI Web site at www.hhdev.psu.edu/wli for additional information. Completed applications must be returned to Ms. Wilson in 201 Henderson Building no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 4.

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Editors: For additional information, please contact the College of Health and Human Development Office of College Relations at (814) 865-3831 or healthhd@psu.edu.