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Southeastern hosts student leadership conference March 1

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt


     HAMMONDSoutheastern Louisiana University will host more than 400 students from colleges and universities across the South on March 1 at the third annual Southeastern Leadership Converence.

     The conference is hosted by the Office of Leadership Development and Student Activities and offers more than 30 educational sessions for college student leaders. 

     “The Southeastern Leadership Conference will empower students to put the Zing into their leadership,” said Jennifer Paul, Southeastern interim director of student leadership.

     The conference keynote address will be presented by Nancy Hunter Denney, a nationally recognized speaker, leadership trainer, educator and author of “How to Zing! Your Life and Leadership.” In addition to speaking on more than 800 campuses and at numerous national, regional and state association conferences in secondary and higher education, Denney has appeared with Suzie Orman, Soledad O’Brien, Dana Reeve, and Dr. Phil.

     Other conference topics include “Believe Me… It’s You! Strategies for Dealing with Difficult People,” and “Say IT with Style and Substance: Public Speaking and Presentation Skills.”

     “The Southeastern Leadership Conference is a great way for students to further develop their leadership potential,” said Paul. “The educational sessions we provide include a variety of topics and issues that college students are facing today. Our hope is that students will leave the Southeastern Leadership Conference with a renewed excitement for leadership that they can bring back to their campus and share with others.”

     Although the conference is open to all college students, Southeastern students can attend at a special registration price of $20. Early bird registration for non-Southeastern students, postmarked by Feb. 22, is $30. Regular registration is $40 per person and includes breakfast, lunch, a t-shirt and conference materials.

     Faculty, staff, students and community members are encouraged to submit a call for proposals if interested in presenting an educational session to conference participants.

     Registration materials and call for proposals can be picked up in the Office of Leadership Development and Student Activities in the War Memorial Student Union, Room 110 or online at

     For more information, contact Paul at 985-549-2233 or email

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