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Professional and student SPJ chapter leaders from around the country met in Indianapolis June 6-8 to participate in the Ted Scripps Leadership Institute. Funded by the Scripps Howard Foundation, the weekend is a chance for incoming chapter leaders to meet and develop their leadership skills.
Participants learned more about their individual leadership styles by completing a DiSC assessment facilitated by Jeffrey Cufaude of Idea Architects. Topics such as fundraising, recruitment and leadership roles were covered in a series of small group sessions. A final seminar on chapter goal setting was held on the last day.
After the welcome dinner on Friday evening, President Clint Brewer delivered the State of the Society address and invited participants to engage in a Q&A session with executive board members. The participants then had the chance to mingle with an outing to a duckpin bowling alley.
2008 Scripps Leadership Institute Graduates
|America Arias||Cal State University, Fullerton|
|Rebecca Baker||New York Deadline Club|
|Nazanine Beyranvand||University of Maryland|
|David Briscoe||Hawaii Pro Chapter|
|Weronika Budak||University of Oregon|
|Anthony Carpinelli||California University of Pennsylvania|
|Hank Crook||San Diego Pro Chapter|
|Brittany Davenport||Eastern Kentucky University|
|Cara DeGette||Colorado Pro Chapter|
|David Deschamp||University of Mississippi|
|Jenna DeWitt||Baylor University|
|Jacqueline Fellows||Middle Tennessee Pro Chapter|
|Lydia Fiser||University of Florida|
|Eddye Gallagher||Fort Worth Pro Chapter|
|Allison Barlow Hess||Utah Headliners|
|Nate Hulings||Pacific Lutheran University|
|Jeff Inglis||Maine Pro Chapter|
|Julie Kay||South Florida Pro Chapter|
|George Keeler||University of La Verne Chapter Adviser|
|Larissa Larivee||Minnesota State University, Mankato|
|Greg Linch||University of Miami|
|Aiesha Little||Greater Cincinnati Pro Chapter|
|Brandon Lorenz||Milwaukee Pro Chapter|
|Eileen Mansoorian||Cal State University, Northridge|
|Matt McKinley||University of Central Florida|
|Gene Murray||Lincoln Collegiate Chapter Adviser|
|Allison Musante||Ithaca College|
|Rebecca Neal||Indiana Pro Chapter|
|John OConnell||Press Club of Long Island|
|Britany Anne Patterson||University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign|
|Hilary Reeves||Western Washington Pro Chapter|
|Mia Rhodarmer||East Tennessee Pro Chapter|
|Erin Riley||Indiana University, Bloomington|
|Jennifer Rowell||Alabama Pro Chapter|
|Dave Sager||William O. Douglas Pro Chapter|
|Ricardo Sandoval Palos||Northern California Pro Chapter|
|Susan Stevens||Chicago Headline Club|
|Jared Strong||Iowa Pro Chapter|
|Echo Surina||Valley of the Sun Pro Chapter|
|Rebecca Sweeney||University of Kentucky|
|Emma Sylvester||University of South Florida|
|Tony Tagliavia||Mid-Michigan Pro Chapter|
|Scott Theisen||Minnesota Pro Chapter|
|Stephanie Thompson||Wyoming Pro Chapter|
|David Veselenak||Central Michigan University|
|Haley Marie Walker||Flagler College|
|Alice Walton||Greater Los Angeles Pro Chapter|
|Megan Wiebold||University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire|
|Margo Wilson||California University of Penn. Chapter Adviser|