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July 22, 2004

LEADing the News

Rachel Rodgers (center) of LEAD.

Jewell White (left) of LEAD.



News at six!

Student enthusiasm for the Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) program is evident in a recent news segment shown on WCIA on the six o'clock news program.

LEAD participants Rachel Rodgers (top left) and Alberto Mercado were interviewed by reporter Anne Dill about the classes, case project, and corporate visits.

Assistant Dean Jewell White (bottom left), co-director of LEAD, was also on camera explaining the reasons LEAD was developed in Philadelphia more than two decades ago.

LEAD is a Philadelphia-based national partnership of business and academia to encourage high-achieving high school students to pursue careers in business. Comprehensive summer business institutes at top business schools across the country give students with a broad perspective of the business world as well as supporting services that will help them map a personal educational path to success.

The Bank One Foundation provided the support for the College of Business to be a LEAD Summer Institute site. This is the first year Illinois has particiated as a summer institute.


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