McKendree Hosts Student Leadership and Service Academy on Feb. 7

(LEBANON, Ill., January 28, 2015) — McKendree University’s Office of Leadership and Student Development invites college students to a Leadership and Service Academy on Feb. 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event offers students a chance to learn and gain experience from experts in the fields of leadership and service, and to connect with peers from other local colleges and universities.

Sessions will focus on individual, group and community values. Guest speakers represent Saint Louis University, Washington University, Webster University and Stephen F. Austin University, among others.

The Academy, co-sponsored by McKendree and Fontbonne University, evolved out of a Summit on Leadership Development conference held last year. “We felt that providing students an intentional, meaningful experience focused on social change leadership was essential,” said Sarah Klucker, director of leadership and student development at McKendree. “Students will have the opportunity to learn in an engaging and diverse environment that is close to their home campus and affordable.”

The cost to attend is $30 per student and includes continental breakfast, keynote presentation, two one-hour training sessions, lunch, a networking event and padfolio.