MAILED: Oct. 3, 1997|
EAU CLAIRE -- Representatives from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire accepted $5,000 in donations from two companies for its Leadership Institute Tuesday, Sept. 23.
John Bachmeier, educational program coordinator for Northern States Power, and Roger Soloway, coordinator of administrative services for Michigan-based Amir Storage, each presented $2,500 checks to Dr. Doug Hallatt, director of the Leadership Institute.
The $5,000 donation will go to fund scholarships for students from around the country who attend UW-Eau Claire's Leadership Institute, a weeklong program designed to enhance the leadership potential of middle and high school students and incoming college freshmen.
The program helps participants meet their personal, academic and career goals by creating a learning environment that fosters personal growth through interactions with others. This leadership model has been successful in helping minority students from the inner city of Milwaukee enhance their personal and academic skills which have been highlighted in their high school and college performance, Hallatt said.
"NSP partnered with Amir Storage wants to do what we can to give something back to the community we work with," Bachmeier said. "Students need the skills they learn at the Leadership Institute to be successful in all aspects of their life. We believe that this partnership between public and private is absolutely essential if we are going to jointly address preparing citizens to lead into the 21st century."
The UW-Eau Claire Leadership Institute Camp began in 1989 and is sponsored by the College of Business. The camp continues to offer an opportunity for young adults to build self-confidence, and learn valuable leadership skills like goal setting, trust in others and team building, all while participating in fun activities, said Hallatt.
"These students have an opportunity to be immersed in a positive learning environment that emphasizes rediscovering their values and how important self-worth is in their personal development," he said.
For more information about UW-Eau Claire's Leadership Institute, contact Hallatt at (715) 836-6040 or (715) 836-4364.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Oct. 3, 1997