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Loyola University to Host Seventeenth Annual Student Leadership Conference

Loyola press release - January 14, 2004

(New Orleans)— Loyola University New Orleans is hosting the Seventeenth Annual Student Leadership Conference on Saturday, January 31, 2004. Registration begins at 8:40 a.m. in the Roussel Auditorium in the Communication Building and the conference will begin at 9:15 a.m.

Special "Leaders for Life" presenters this year are Phyllis Jordan, CEO/Owner of PJ's Coffee, who will speak on business management and ownership in the 21st. century, and Elsie Mendez, CEO/Publisher of the fastest growing bi-weekly newspaper in the Gulf South, Vocero News, will speak on journalism and starting a publication.

Last year over 450 college students from Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida attended this event on Loyola’s campus.

This year's conference is hosted by Loyola University, Tulane University, Xavier University, University of New Orleans, Southeastern Louisiana University, Our Lady of Holy Cross College, Delgado Community College and Dillard University.

The conference is sponsored by Loyola’s Center for Student Leadership Development and the University Programming Board, and offers college students from across the southern region over 30 sessions on a variety of topics for the college student leader.

This conference is open to all college students. Registration is $20, which includes lunch and a reception. Students of any host university can attend for $15. Registration materials can be picked up in the Student Affairs Office, Danna Center, Room 205. Registration is open until Monday, January 26.

For more information, contact Dr. Vicki L. McNeil, associate vice president for the division of student affairs and conference chair, at, 865-3030.

Academic Excellence, Ideal Size, Rich Jesuit Tradition…Loyola’s unique combination of quality faculty and academic programs/facilities; an ideal size that fosters a positive learning environment and individual student attention; and the centuries-old Jesuit tradition of educating the whole person distinguishes us from other institutions. Visit us at www.loyno.edu.