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Women’s Center welcomes new leadership class during fall semester

The Alfred University Women’s Leadership Center (WLC) named a new class of students for its leadership academy during the fall semester.

The academy helps members explore different meanings of leadership, discover how being a woman affects leadership, and how to practice different forms of leadership in meaningful ways.

The new class of students includes: Autumn Mclain, a junior environmental studies major from Oneida; Amanda Sullivan, a senior sociology and comparative cultures major from Lexington, MA; Ana Devlin-Gauthier, a sophomore communication studies major from New Salem, MA; Emily Merkey, a senior business administration major from Walworth; Evelyn Porter, a junior business administration major from Keene, NH; and Ashley Fantigrossi, a senior marketing major from Rochester.

Members enjoy benefits such as special coursework, field trips, and other unique experiences, as well as paid internships through the Gene and Pamela Bernstein Leadership Award. Members are mentored by WLC advisory board members and selected AU alumni.

The academy seeks individuals who are intellectually curious and who are ready to participate in a challenging academic and experience-based study of leadership.

The Woman’s Leadership Center provides leadership and skill development for Alfred students with an emphasis on developing leadership skills among female students. The WLC seeks to create this through learning opportunities, mentoring and networking with leadership role models, and a number of leadership-enhancing experiences.