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November 18, 1999
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New Leadership Students Announced

Nineteen students were recently admitted to Indiana University Northwest’s "" Institute for Innovative Leadership, <""> Leadership Development Program. The Institute is a partnership between IU Northwest and Northwest Indiana’s community and business leaders. The Leadership Development Program is the core of the Institute and is designed for upper level students who have demonstrated strong leadership potential. 

A selection criterion for the program include an application and interview process, and is open to any individual currently enrolled or engaged in an academic degree program at IU Northwest. The program is also open to those who have graduated from IU Northwest within the last 6 months. Individuals that score well on the application are invited to interview with a three-person panel consisting of a community/business leader, a faculty member from IU Northwest, and the Institute’s executive director. 

Fall 1999 leadership students include Abi Adeleke of Merrillville; Scott Besedick of St. John; Bryan Blaschke of Valparaiso; Sandra Davis of Schererville; Tammi Davis of Gary; Janet Gettler of Crown Point; Marcia Gorelick of Schererville; Jennifer Guziewicz of Valparaiso; Mark Hansen of Hebron; Brandy Hayslett of Valparaiso; Draga Ilievski of Crown Point; Betsy Kirby of Merrillville; Anda Pavicevich of Munster; Cathy Perez of East Chicago; Brenda Rocha of Portage; Ben Rouse of Munster; Daniel Shih of Merrillville; Hillary Thieling of Merrillville; and Bernadette Ziol of Roselawn/DeMotte.

 “It is a very exciting experience to work with people who are highly motivated to become stronger leaders,” says Keith Kirkpatrick, executive director of the Institute. “Each one is focused on learning more about how to be effective in his or her roles at work and in our community. They are making a difference now, and will continue to be our leaders of the future.”

Leadership Development Program students will be involved in weekly meetings with a variety of presentations on leadership topics. The program also offers training and workshops, small group discussions, mentoring opportunities, service opportunities and special events. Completion of the program is based on two semesters of participation.

For more information on the "">Institute or the Leadership Development Program, telephone 219-981-5631.

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