Press Release for Monday, October 17, 2016
Taylor Leadership Institute Hosts Eighth Annual Student Leadership Summit
Media Contact: Andrea Mestdagh, Specialist
Department of Public Relations
Taylor Leadership Institute at the University of North Florida, in partnership
with UNF Undergraduate Studies, presents the eighth annual Student Leadership
Summit 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at the Student Union Ballrooms,
Building 58W, Room 3806 A-D, on campus.
The summit’s theme, “Initiative to Innovation:
YOUR Commitment to Action and Leadership,” will focus on the ways a person’s
inner drive can be channeled to create remarkable change through new ideas and
actions. Dr. Bremley Lyngdoh, a global leader in environmental sustainability,
will lead an engaging and interactive presentation encouraging attendees to
explore this facet of leadership development.
Lyngdoh is the founder of Worldview Impact, a
UK-based international nonprofit that promotes environmental sustainability, as
well as social and economic development through the creation of sustainable
livelihoods and the mitigation of climate change. An entrepreneur and
global citizen, Lyngdoh will draw on his experience to emphasize the importance
of young people developing new and innovative ideas to become the next
generation of leaders the world needs.
“It’s important that students seize as many
opportunities as possible to learn how to successfully translate their ideas
into action and become transformational leaders,” said Maria Mark, coordinator
of the Environmental Leadership Program at UNF and the summit emcee. “The
Student Leadership Summit is a wonderful way to empower students with the tools
necessary to learn how to go beyond the conceptual to become agents of
To register or access more information about the Student Leadership Summit,
or e-mail Alison
Noonan, coordinator of the Taylor Leadership Institute, at
Immediately following the presentation,
attendees are invited to lunch catered by Bono’s Bar-B-Q.
The Taylor Leadership
Institute at UNF is an initiative within the Office of the Vice President for
Student Affairs that emphasizes the promotion of personal, civic and community
engagement with a concentration on values and leadership.
university located on
an environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to
enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures
through a well-rounded education.