2013-14 CCL THEME

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During the 2013-2014 academic year, the Centennial Center for Leadership will explore a theme “Justice Matters: Intersections of Leadership.” We invite the community to investigate leadership as an inroad to justice. Join us as we unpack complex issues surrounding justice through critical inquiry, impactful dialogue, and artistic expression. This fall, the CCL will introduce a video competition, which will serve as a central forum for expression. There will be two categories, REAL Talk and REAL Short to which participants can submit their videos. At the conclusion of the competition, the CCL will host a symposium on “Justice and Leadership” to examine issues and discuss solutions raised by the top videos in each category.” For more information on the video competition and upcoming programs click here.

The Centennial Center for Leadership News

Youth Leadership College at West Street

For much of the spring semester, Madeline Buckley '15 and Dana Williams '16 are co-leading Youth Leadership College (YLC) sessions for second graders involved in student government at West Street Elementary School. The initiative serves as their practicum for the Centennial Center for Leadership's (CCL) HWS Leads Certificate Program and utilizes a curriculum originally designed by Caroline Dosky ...  More >>

Bentsi-Enchill '17 Wins The Pitch

Receiving a $10,000 award in start-up funding, Ato Bentsi-Enchill '17 has been named the 2014 winner of The Stu Lieblein '90 Pitch, the Colleges' annual entrepreneurship contest facilitated by the Centennial Center for Leadership (CCL). As winner of the third annual competition, Bentsi-Enchill landed top honors for his idea, RevisionPrep, an online educational service that combines exam preparati...  More >>

Pitch Finals Underway Wednesday

After months of hard work and stiff competition from classmates, Ato Bentsi-Enchill '17, Morgan Bungerz '15, John Darby '14, and Nicole Pastor '16 will compete in the finals of The Pitch, an entrepreneurial leadership contest for students that is facilitated by the Centennial Center for Leadership (CCL). The Pitch finals will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12, in the Vandervort Room of the...  More >>

Alum’s Return to Campus Featured

Sara Wroblewski '13, the founder and chief executive officer of One Bead and winner of the 2012 Pitch contest, returned to campus as one of the three keynote speakers at the Colleges' annual Leadership Institute in January. An article in the Finger Lakes Times featured Wroblewski's non-profit OneBead and her new endeavor, One Life. Wroblewski has teamed up with Caroline Dosky '12, MAT '13 to expa...  More >>

Singer '13 Launches Train Gum

Sam Singer '13, the creator of an all-natural chewing gum called Train, recently launched his product online in select retail locations. Train, a peppermint chew made with only five ingredients, is now available at Fit to Eat, a sandwich shop in Portland, Maine and at The College Store. "Train launched officially in late October with okay online sales," Singer says, but over the past several week...  More >>

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