February 27, 2004
leaders to motivate TCU students
dinner provides students with an ocean of opportunity
to interact with more community leaders than in past years.
will set sail with local community leaders at the Leadership
Councils 10th Annual Leadership Institute Dinner
tonight in the Dee J. Kelly Alumni and Visitors Center.
This years theme, Set Sail to Leadership:
An Ocean of Opportunity, is the central thread to
the evening agenda of motivating students to become leaders
of the community, said Melissa Boyd, assistant director
of the Leadership Center.
This is a great opportunity for students to network
among Fort Worths finest professional and community
leaders, Boyd said. We are proud to say that
more community members have accepted our offer to attend
this year and therefore students will have an opportunity
to interact with a more diverse group of community leaders.
Different attitudes on leadership will be a main topic,
said Kathryn Dawson, Leadership Council co-chairman.
Students will openly discuss different aspects of
leadership with peers and community members to gain a
better sense of themselves and their personal ideas about
leadership in any arena, Dawson said.
Students will be able to choose who they want to sit with
among 25 tables of leaders, Boyd said. This allows students
to be in a professional setting among leaders who might
share a passion or career interest.
The leadership dinner is student driven so the evening
is tailored to the needs and desires of students so that
they may gain from the experience, said Dawson, a senior
The Leadership Institute changed its format two
years ago from a two-day conference to just a keynote
address and dinner, Dawson said. We consolidated
the experience into one evening because these were the
most effective parts of past Institutes. I think this
has helped increase attendance and thus bring this leadership
opportunity to more students at TCU.
Tim Sear, president and CEO of Alcon Labs Inc., will give
the keynote speech at 7 p.m.
Mr. Sear will speak on his experience as an international
leader in the business world, Boyd said. Specifically,
Mr. Sear is known for running an extremely successful
company where people truly seem to enjoy working.
Dawson said this is a chance of a lifetime for TCU students.
We are giving students an incredible opportunity
to be surrounded by influential leaders, Dawson
said. This evening could change a students
life if they find a mentor or future employer.
The cost is $15 for students in the Leadership Center
and $20 for all other students. Students can use their
TCU meal card.