Local Students Chosen for 'New Leadership' Program


COLUMBUS, MS (05/06/2013)(readMedia)-- The following students are among the 33 undergraduate students chosen for Mississippi's first 'New Leadership' program on the Campus of Mississippi University Women on May 20-24, 2013 hosted by Mississippi University for Women and the Stennis Center for Public Service:

Itawamba Community College's student Alexis Hannah of Fulton, MS

Itawamba Community College's student Bethany Lindsey of Saltillo, MS

University of Mississippi's student Lainey Mays of Oxford, MS

East Mississippi Community College's student Chasity Swoopes of Starkville, MS

NEW Leadership is a national bi-partisan program developed by Rutgers University to address the under-representation of women in American politics and civic leadership.

The five-day residential institute educates Mississippi college women about the important role that politics plays in their lives and encourages them to become effective leaders in their communities, as well as the political arena.

Participants are undergraduate women representing a wide range of socioeconomic, ethnic, racial and educational backgrounds and academic majors. Applicants from non-traditional college students, women of color, and students majoring in fields outside political science were encouraged to apply.