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Beyond Borders in South Africa

Seven students participating in the Beyond Borders global leadership program will travel to South Africa this summer to expand on their study of critical issues facing Africa and the United States. Students in the program offered by the Centennial Center for Leadership (CCL) are Ato Bentsi-Enchill '17, Susannah Berry '16, Molly Dietrich '17, Kimberly Gutierrez '17, Mary Kubinski '17, Domenic Mero...  More >>

Bentsi-Enchill '17 accepted into Africa-focused entrepreneurship program

Ato Bentsi-Enchill '17 was recently named as one of only 1,000 entrepreneurs selected for the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program (TEEP). Launched in 2015 by Tony Elumelu, Nigerian economist, entrepreneur and philanthropist, the TEEP is the largest African philanthropic initiative devoted to entrepreneurship and represents a 10-year, $100 million commitment to identify and empower 10,000 Africa...  More >>

Forbes Appointed to International Council

Associate Director for the Centennial Center for Leadership (CCL) Amy Forbes was recently appointed to the executive council of the International Leadership Association (ILA), the largest international and interdisciplinary membership organization devoted solely to the study and development of leadership. Forbes will serve on the eight-member executive council for the Leadership Education Member ...  More >>

Rizza '16 Wins Pitch Contest with "Future Farms"

After hearing four of the most impressive proposals in the history of the annual Stu Lieblein '90 Pitch Contest, a panel of alum judges named Jeffrey Rizza '16 the 2016 winner of HWS' entrepreneurial competition. As the winner, Rizza will receive a $10,000 grant to use as start-up funds toward his proposed business, "Future Farms." The grant is funded by Stu Lieblien '90, who has supported the fi...  More >>

Pitch 2016 Finalists Announced

Matthew Benton '18, Almamy Conde '18, Jeff Rizza '16 and Elizabeth Weingast '18 will bring their entrepreneurial ideas to the ultimate test as the finalists of the 2016 Stu Lieblein '90 Pitch Contest. The competition, celebrating its fifth year, is scheduled for Thursday, March 3 at 7 p.m. in the Vandervort Room of the Scandling Campus Center. Bringing a diverse set of ideas, the finalists will ...  More >>

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