Thursday, April 18th, 2024

Millersville Hosts Honors Conference

“Best and brightest” host conference.

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Dr. Dennis Downey with Millersville Honors College students.

Millersville University honors students hosted the PASSHE Student Leadership Conference at the Dixon Center in Harrisburg on April 3. There were 100 participants in attendance representing the 14 state system universities. Ten Millersville Honors students attended and the greetings were given by the Chancellor Frank Brogan.

The students had breakout sessions that dealt with current issues students may face at their respective schools and to formulate ideas/concepts used at other PASSHE schools across the system.

“The students benefited from hearing how other schools deal with the same type of issues they might be experiencing at their respective schools and what they might take back to their own school as an idea to help them in their own situations,” says Barb Erdman, with MU’s Honors College.

The program brought Honors College students from each of the PASSHE institutions together to address a range of topics and concerns and to create common strategies for achieving excellence in academics, social programs and service projects.  Over the course of the day students met in concurrent sessions and then a common session to assess strategies developed in the course of the day. Dr. Vilas Prabhu, Millersville’s Provost, delivered the luncheon keynote address.

“These attendees represent our best and brightest and most engaged students,” says Dr. Dennis Downey, director of the MU Honors College.

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