May 5, 2010
Northwestern social work students Shari Moore (left) and Chanti White (right) have been accepted into the National Education for Women’s (N.E.W.) Leadership Class. This is the first year Northwestern has had two students accepted to the N.E.W. Leadership program, and the third year a social work major has been accepted.
Shari Moore and Chanti White, Enid juniors, from the Department of Social Work at Northwestern Oklahoma State University were recently accepted into the National Education for Women’s (N.E.W.) Leadership Class. 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.
Rae Wilson, director of field education, is the N.E.W. Leadership representative for Northwestern.
“Shari and Chanti have shown incredible leadership potential during the two semesters they have been at Northwestern,” Wilson said.
“Both received ‘Bridge Scholarships’ due to completion of an associate’s degree from Northern Oklahoma College. Participating in N.E.W. Leadership will give them a broader focus of public service, and I believe they will be excellent representatives of Northwestern.”
This is the first year Northwestern has had two students accepted to the N.E.W. Leadership program. It is the third year in a row a Northwestern social work major has been accepted.
The curriculum includes hands-on projects, skill-building workshops, as well as keynote speakers and panels featuring Oklahoma women officeholders, public administrators, candidates, advocates and activists. N.E.W. Leadership participants spend one day at the Oklahoma State Capitol and attend a reception honoring women in government.
The goal of N.E.W. Leadership is to address the historic under-representation of women in politics and positions of leadership by providing Oklahoma undergraduate students with skill-building workshops, group projects and opportunities to interact and network with others who share their interest in politics and public service. The program will provide participants with information about how they can help shape Oklahoma’s political and policy landscape while discovering the many opportunities and careers available to them as future leaders.
Posted on Tue, May 4, 2010
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