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OMWC and the Dean of Students Host PULSE Leadership Conference January 2017

pulseforwpThe Ole Miss Women’s Council (OMWC) and the Dean of Students Office for Leadership Involvement will be hosting their annual leadership conference, PULSE, Preparing Undergraduate Leaders-a Student Experience, on January 20 – 21, 2017 at the University of Mississippi.

During the two-day leadership conference, students will hear from a variety of speakers and will learn about the multiple facets of leadership, and how to apply these concepts to the real world.

Sam Haskell, Best Selling Author, Warner Brothers Producer (Coat of Many Colors and Christmas of Many Colors partnered with Dolly Parton) and CEO of the Miss America Organization and Miss America 2017, Savvy Shields will be the keynote speakers on Friday night. Other speakers include Markeeva Morgan, Ole Miss Alumni and Avionics Hardware Manager for the Nasa Space Launch System Program, who will be addressing the topic of “Everyday Leadership” and Julia Winston with Brave Communication who will discuss interpersonal communication skills.

Students will also receive a copy of “Strength Finder 2.0”, take the assessment, and hear from Evan Nelson with The Oracle Leadership Company, on how to implement their results into leadership roles. The conference will conclude with a panel of senior students, who will address the question, “What would I tell my sophomore self”?

This will be the fourth year that the OMWC and Dean of Students Office for Leadership Involvement have hosted the conference.

Mary Haskell, OMWC Chairman, is thrilled to partner with the Dean of Students Office again for this year’s conference. “We hope this leadership conference will serve to encourage sophomore students to learn more about how they might engage on an even broader scale as active members of the Ole Miss Family. This type program, is one of the ways we discover, nurture and encourage the leaders of tomorrow…not just for this University, but for our Country.”

Senior student Chase Moore attended the PULSE Leadership Conference, as a sophomore, in 2015. “Because of my experience at the PULSE Leadership Conference, I was compelled and eager to give back–I wanted the future sophomore classes to have an even greater experience that I had. You can lead others from anywhere, and when you do, you make the classroom better, you make the organization better, you make the University better, you make the community better, and you make the world better. The bottom line is this: Leadership is a choice you make, not a place you sit. Anyone can choose to become a leader wherever he or she is. You can make a difference no matter where you are. Understand and know that you can Lead Where You Are!”

The conference will be held at the Robert C. Khayat Law Center. Academic department heads and student organizations have nominated 200 students to attend the conference. For more information, please contact Chelsea Sheridan at cesherid@go.olemiss.edu or Suzanne Helveston at shelveston@olemiss.edu or 662-915-7273.