Conway accepted into National Education for Women's Leadership Institute

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Conway accepted into National Education for Women's Leadership Institute

 Raquel Conway

Raquel Conway

Raquel Conway, Woodward junior majoring in social work at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, was recently accepted into the National Education for Women’s (N.E.W.) Leadership Institute. N.E.W. Leadership is an intensive 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.

Each year, approximately 30 undergraduate students are selected through a highly competitive application process to participate. This year the institute will take place May 16-20 on the campus of the University of Oklahoma and expose participants to more than 50 women leaders from public life, which includes elected officials, business leaders, community organizers and members of the judiciary.

“I am so excited to be part of this influential institute,” Conway said. “An opportunity to be exposed to such rich curriculum and brilliant leaders in our state is such a privilege.”

The curriculum includes skill building workshops, a campaign simulation, a networking day at the Oklahoma State Capitol, a collaborative action project and panel discussions.

“Raquel is an exceptional student focused on public service and policy development that advances social well-being,” Dr. Kylene Rehder, social work department chair, said.  “I’m thrilled about her selection into this award-winning institute and for her opportunity to learn from some of the state’s most elite class of women.”

After graduation, Conway plans to attend the University of Oklahoma and obtain her master’s degree in social work.

For more information on Northwestern’s social work program contact Rehder at (580) 327-8135 or kdrehder@nwosu.edu or visit www.nwosu.edu/social-work.

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