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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

(904) 620-2192

The 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 change.” 


To register or access more information about the Student Leadership Summit, visit 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.


UNF, a nationally ranked 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.