Deadline approaching for Leadership Institute, Applications due May 10

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Deadline approaching for Leadership Institute, Applications due May 10

April 29, 2010

Educators have a short time left to enroll in Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s three-credit graduate summer session course “Leadership Across the Curriculum,” and to apply for the 2010 Academy for Educational Excellence, a program of the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center Leadership Institute.

The 2010 Academy will take place June 7-10 in Enid, with applications due by 4 p.m. onMay 10. Educators can apply for one of 20 scholarships that will cover the cost of tuition, fees and course materials. Scholarship winners also will receive a $250 stipend upon completing the course.

Priority will be given to first-time attendees and to Oklahoma residents. Funding will be sent directly to the university’s business office on the scholarship recipient’s behalf. For out of town scholarship award winners, free housing also will be available on the Northern Oklahoma College – Enid campus.

The four-day seminar is taught by renowned scholar Dr. J. Rufus Fears, a three-time University of Oklahoma Professor of the Year and the Heritage Center’s Scholar in Residence. Guest speakers from Vance Air Force Base and Continental Resources also will lecture.

The Academy offers graduate level course hours and consists of lectures, lessons on Oklahoma’s leadership role models and excursions to places of regional significance. Throughout the seminar, participants will learn to integrate lessons of leadership into their own curriculum.

For more information, or to obtain application materials, please visit or contact Andi Holland at or (580) 234-1907. Dr. Cheryl Evans, Northwestern-Enid dean, also may be contacted with questions at (580) 213-3105 or