Misericordia students participate in 3rd Annual Leadership Conference


Dallas, PA — Misericordia University hosted 110 undergraduate students from 15 colleges and universities during the 3rd Annual Undergraduate Leadership Conference: Leadership University in Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall.

The conference was sponsored by the Association for Undergraduate Leadership Development and was developed in collaboration with numerous faculty and staff members and students. The students, from Elizabethtown and Lebanon Valley colleges, and Bloomsburg, DeSales, LaSalle, Lehigh, Marywood, Misericordia, Penn State, Philadelphia, Rider, Saint Joseph’s, Scranton, Seton Hall and Wilkes universities, were offered multiple breakout sessions in their areas of interest and presented by faculty and staff from institutions of higher education throughout Pennsylvania. The conference’s special keynote address was presented by state Sen. Lisa Baker.

Subjects addressed in the breakout sessions included leadership and study abroad, learning, working and thinking styles on leadership, leadership and meditation, and authentic leadership.

The goal of Leadership University is to aid in the development of tomorrow’s leaders so they can make a positive impact on their lives and the lives of others. Through a variety of leadership development opportunities, Leadership University strives to develop exemplary qualities, including a stronger understanding of self, team and true authentic leadership.

Misericordia University students who participated in the program included Abby Heintzelman, Hellertown, Pa.; Brittani Brown, Hanover Township, Pa.; Kate Hahn, Dallas, Pa.; Marianne Guarnieri, Pittston, Pa.; Kaila Augustine, Kulpmont, Pa.; Jillian Bowen, Port Monmout, N.J.; Colleen Dean, Scranton, Pa.; Shannon Kowalski, Glen Lyon, Pa.; Evan Scott, Shavertown, Pa.; Jennifer Foley, Baltimore, Md.; Krista Shenk, Lancaster, Pa.; Rebecca Kranz, Middlesex, N.J.; Meghan Lee, Clarks Green, Pa.; Caitlin Day, Oak Hill, Va.; Sarah Munley, Sussex, N.J.; Dayna Richter, Dingmans Ferry, Pa.; Laura Bennett, Dingmans Ferry, Pa.; Lisa Zator, Olyphant, Pa.; Kathryn Semcheski, Shavertown, Pa.; Brittany Reilly, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Jessica McLaurin, Dunmore, Pa.; Steve Burnett, Tobyhanna, Pa.; and Tyler White, Allentown, Pa.

For more information about Misericordia University, please log on to www.misericordia.edu or call (570) 674-6400. For more information about the Association for Undergraduate Leadership Development, please log on to www.undergradleadership.org.

Founded and Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County’s first four-year college and offers 32 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in three colleges in full- and part-time formats.