Ana Estrada accepted into National Leadership Class

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Ana Estrada accepted into National Leadership Class

April 12, 2011

 Ana Estrada
Ana Estrada

For the third consecutive year, a social work student from Northwestern Oklahoma State University has been accepted to the National Education for Women’s (N.E.W.) Leadership Class. Ana Estrada, Hooker junior, recently was chosen for this program.

N.E.W. Leadership is an annual five-day residential institute designed specifically for undergraduate women with the purpose to inspire and empower participants to pursue careers in politics and public service. It takes place at the University of Oklahoma May 20-24.

“I am very honored and excited to be part of this institute,” Estrada said. “I would like to increase my knowledge and participation in politics and public service, and I know the N.E.W. Leadership Institute will provide me with the necessary tools to do so.”

Each year, approximately 30 students are selected to participate in the program. While the program is offered at no cost to the participants, the application process is highly competitive. Students are chosen based on numerous factors including, but not limited to: individual leadership potential, maturity, ability to deal with challenges, and capacity to reflect on one’s own personal strengths and weaknesses.

Other qualities taken into consideration include unique characteristics or diverse experiences that contribute to the N.E.W. Leadership learning goals, interest in politics, public service or public policy and a commitment to participate fully in the N.E.W. Leadership institute.

“Ana is an extraordinary student, and we are excited to once again have a social work student accepted into such a prestigious program,” said Kylene Rehder, Social Work Department chair.