Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Thursday, July 8, 1999
Harrison to attend leadership conference
Brandi Harrison of Pecos, has been selected to attend the Global
Young Leaders Conference commencing in Washington, D.C. on July 12 and
concluding in New York City on July 22.
This unique leadership development program will bring together outstanding
young people from around the world to build critical leadership skills
in a global context. Students will have the opportunity to learn from and
exchange ideas with today's world leaders in the challenging and dynamic
environments of these two cities.
Harrison will be among 350 outstanding students attending the conference,
representing 50 countries from around the world.
The theme of the Global Young Leaders Conference (GYLC) is "The Leaders
of Tomorrow Preparing for the Global Challenges and Responsibilities of
the Future." GYLC participants will leave with a greater understanding
of both the complexities of global issues as well as their future roles
and responsibilities as leaders. The GYLC will take advantage of the resources
of Washington, D.C. and New York City - known for their powerful influence
on politics, finance, culture and diplomacy - and combine them with a carefully
designed curriculum and authentic role-playing exercises.
Throughout the 11-day conference, Harrison will focus on various global
issues, including communications, diplomacy, peace and security, economics,
law and human rights, and the role of the United Nations.
Highlights of the program include welcoming remarks at the National
Press Club, a briefing at the U.S. Department of State, a visit to the
World Bank or International Monetary Fund, a diplomatic reception with
embassy officials, an address at the United Nations, meetings at embassies,
a site visit at a financial institution on Wall Street, and policy briefings
from senior government officials and leaders in global finance.
To complement these special meetings and briefings, Harrison will participate
in a number of leadership skill-building activities. In the Global Crisis
activity, students will play the roles of diplomats from various countries
and will be challenged with finding a solution to a simulated global oil
crisis. The GYLC culminates with the Global Summit, in which students propose
solutions to an international crisis, lobby, build coalitions to further
these proposals, and formally debate them.
The Global Young Leaders Conference is sponsored by the Congressional
Youth Leadership Council, a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization.
Founded in 1985, the Council is committed to fostering and inspiring young
people to achieve their full leadership potential. Over 370 members of
the United States Congress join this commitment by serving on the Council's
Honorary Congressional Board of Advisors.
"The GYLC provides the opportunity for students, like Harrison, to distinguish
themselves as tomorrow's global leaders," said Michael Lasday, the Council's
Executive Director. "Scholars not only gain knowledge and experience in
the issues of global leadership, they also leave with a tremendous sense
of accomplishment and an increased ability to face the challenges of the
Taylor earns degree at HSU
Hardin-Simmons University announces that Kella Christine Taylor of Pecos
received a degree during spring commencement exercises, held May 8.
Taylor earned a bachelor of business administration degree from HSU's
School of Business, under the direction of Dr. Jimmie R. Monhollon, Dean.
Dr. James Shields, retiring professor of Theology, faculty member of
Logsdon School of Theology, spoke at the afternoon commencement and Dr.
Bob Fink Bond' professor of English, spoke at the morning commencement.
Dr. Lanny Hall, president of HSU, presided over the commencement program.
O'Rourke makes Dean's List
More than 3,700 Texas Tech University students qualified for academic honors
lists at the end of the spring semester.
Students on the President's List earned a 4.0 (A) grade point average
while enrolled in 12 or more semester hours of class work. Students who
earned 12 ore more hours with a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.9 qualified
for the Dean's List.
Shelly Kay O'Rourke, of Imerial, was one of the area students named
to the Dean's List at Texas Tech University.
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