A&M International Students Attend National Conference

Four members of Texas A&M International University's Student Government Association (SGA) took part in the 21st Annual National Leadership Conference on Student Government held recently in St. Louis, Missouri.

The A&M International students were Joella Ballesteros, SGA Senator representing the College of Arts and Humanities; Indira Barrera, Senator, College of Business Administration; Gilbert Cardenas, Justice at Large; Alejandra Diaz, President. They were accompanied by David E. VerMilyea, Director of Student Development at A&M International and SGA sponsor.

The leadership conference was designed specifically for student leaders and their advisors from two-year and four-year public and private institutions of higher education. It was a working conference stressing small group discussions, sharing of information, and facilitating solutions to concerns.

Topics addressed through small group discussion and special activities included goal setting, improving student government elections, student legal rights, multicultural student issues, ethical decision making, communications skill development, and motivating student volunteers.

For more information on the University's participation in the National Leadership Conference, please contact VerMilyea at 326-2282 or visit the Office of Student Development located in the Kinesiology/Convocation Building, room 107. Office hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday.

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