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Emerging Leaders Conference

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Please join us for the Emerging Leaders Conference:

Rowan University Emerging Leaders Conference
Friday September 26 2014
1 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Chamberlain Student Center

Conference Schedule

12:45 - 1:00 p.m.RegistrationChamberlain Student Center room 221
1:00 p.m.Opening Remarks and WelcomeStudent Center 221
1:05-2:25 p.m.Keynote SpeakerStudent Center 221
2:30-3:30 p.m.Breakout sessions 1 Chamberlain Student Center rooms 129, 144 &, 221
3:40 - 4:40 p.m.Breakout sessions 2 Chamberlain Student Center rooms 129, 144 &, 221
4:45 p.m.Closing RemarksStudent Center 221


Developing student leaders from the Rowan University community are encouraged to attend. Space is limited, please register in advance to reserve your spot:
Click here to register

Keynote Speakers- Ann DeGennaro:

I choose to be the change I wish to see, to live my life with passion, to empower others to feel the same. Leaders are created to help change the world.

Ann DeGennaro

Ms. Ann DeGennaro is the Student Assistance Counselor at Lawrence High School. She is responsible for providing short term counseling for students at risk. In her role, Ann has also designed and implemented school wide prevention programs on topics related to good decision making, alcohol and other drug use, Teen Dating Violence and anti-bullying. Ms. DeGennaro is an adjunct professor in the Counselor Education Master’s program at The College of New Jersey. She currently teaches a course for future professionals titled: “Student Assistance Counseling in the Schools”. Ann has made presentations at several conferences as well as to various colleges and high schools throughout the state, in an attempt to touch the lives of participants through her expertise in the field of wellness and drug/alcohol prevention and through her memorable stories and true adventures. Known for her high energy level and ability to motivate others, Ann has received awards for outstanding programs through state and federal funding sources. She has also written and received grants for the prevention of substance abuse from the Department of Education and Rowan University. Ms. DeGennaro has BA and MA degrees and holds a certificate in Addiction Counseling from Trenton State College. For fun, she enjoys a variety of activities but most notable would be her passion for decorating during her favorite times of year, Halloween and Christmas.

2:30-3:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions 1

"Setting & Achieving Academic Goals" - Academic Success Center Staff; Room 221

"Why Do College Students Get Involved in Community Service?" - Andrew Perrone, Service Learning, Volunteerism & Community Engagement; SC 129

"The Magic Is In The Leadership- Leadership Styles from Harry Potter: - Alesha DeBose & Alex LaVallee; Room 144

3:40-4:40 p.m. Breakout Sessions 2

"Why Diversity?" - Angel Hernandez, Residential Learning & University Housing; Room 221

"Fred Factor- Turning The Ordinary Into Extraordinary" - Gary Baker, Orientation & Student Leadership Programs; Room 129

"Student Leadership Panel: - Various upperclassmen student leaders; Room 144

Leadership Week- September 22-27

In addition to the Emerging Leaders Conference, we will be hosting additional Leadership Rowan programs throughout the week. See below for a schedule of events!

Monday 9/22Why Student Orgs Don't Work Student Center Ballroom, 7pm
Tuesday 9/23SGA Treasurers WorkshopStudent Center Room 221, 9pm
Wednesday 9/24Who's Your Leader?Student Center Room 221- 9pm
Thursday 9/25Leadership Lessons from Game of Thrones Student Center 221, 9pm
Saturday 9/27Alex's Lemonade StandVarsity Soccer & Field Hockey Games- 3pm