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Baruch Students Participate in 32nd Annual Student Leadership Weekend



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NEW YORK, NY- October 14, 2014 - Students from Baruch College participated in Baruch’s 32nd Annual Leadership Weekend in Bloomingdale, New Jersey on October 3-5. This event provided 98 students with multiple opportunities to implement their leadership styles with their peers under the supervision of Student Affairs Educators within the Office of Student Life

StudentLeadership2Students participated in workshops designed to help them develop their leadership strengths through active engagement in Strengthsquest training. Improv workshops facilitated by the Magnet Theater helped students develop their confidence and communication skills, and Art King, Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students, facilitated workshops on issues involving diversity and social justice.

Collaboration with University Student Government, Lexicon, and WBMB Radio (87.9 FM) enhanced the experience and gave students an additional opportunity at role-model leadership with their peers. Attendees enjoyed the chance to explore nature on hikes and participate in yoga and outdoor exercises throughout the weekend.

“Our goal was to provide students with the opportunity to make the connection between learning about leadership and practicing leadership.  During Leadership Weekend, workshops centered around team-building, identifying strengths and talents, and developing communication skills. Students were challenged to reflect on their personal leadership journeys and to set goals for their leadership futures,” said Deanne DeCrescenzo, Associate Director of New Student Programs & Leadership Development. “We are excited to see the impact of Leadership Weekend on-campus and beyond as students continue to develop their leadership skills.”

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“This weekend I was at the 32nd Baruch Leadership Weekend with an amazing crowd,” said Baruch student Lina Hong. “We made such great memories that I will not forget. Even when I graduate, this will be one of my most cherished experiences from Baruch. Not every day do we have an opportunity like this to meet so many great friends, learn so much from each other and enjoy the beautiful autumn season.”

Student Life offers a variety of leadership development opportunities. To learn more visit the Student Life website.                                              

 

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About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Manny Romero, (646) 660-6141, manuel.romero@baruch.cuny.edu
Mercedes Sanchez, (646) 660-6112, mercedes.sanchez@baruch.cuny.edu
Celene McDermott, (646) 660-6134, celene.mcdermott@baruch.cuny.edu

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