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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 future."

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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