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The University of Alabama Parent & Family Programs

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With the spring semester well underway at the Capstone, we wanted to share some opportunities for your student to continue to develop themselves as leaders. First, the Division of Student Life presents the Students of Color Leadership Summit on February 3rd, 2017 in the Ferguson Center Ballroom. This one-day conference allows students, faculty, and staff to unite for one of educational sessions and dialogue surrounding the topics of global leadership, ethics, values, and self-care. Attendees will hear from renowned leadership experts and participate in small-group discussions with their peers.

Friday morning speaker Dr. Vincent Willis Assistant Professor in New College will kick off the summit as he shares his take on global leadership. Dr. Willis has contributed to the following articles, Africana Studies and Citizenship Teaching & Learning. The afternoon speaker, Montre Carodine, J.D. is a law professor at The University of Alabama she teaches Evidence, Race, Racism and the Law, Civil Procedure, and International Litigation. Our afternoon speaker Dr. Rick Kittles is a Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Arizona currently the leader of the Washington, D.C.-based African Ancestry Inc., a genetic testing service for determining individuals' African ancestry, which he co-founded with Gina Paige in February 2003.

The summit includes breakfast, lunch, and appetizers during the networking social from 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. The summit is free of charge for all students, faculty, and staff. Our goal is that you come and enjoy guest speakers and workshops.

Click here to register

Other upcoming Signature Events:

February 11th, 2017: University of Alabama Dance Marathon (UADM) 12 hour, no-sitting event will be held at Ferguson Ballroom to support Children’s of Alabama.

Beyond Bama Trips: The Center for Service and Leadership will be taking students on a domestic and international trip during Spring Break. These trips will be traveling to Peru, Nicaragua, New Orleans, Washington D.C., and Orlando, among others. For more information and trip costs, check out the domestic application and the international application.

March 26th–31st, 2017: Is Shut Out Human Trafficking week, which is co-sponsored with University of Alabama Intercollegiate Athletics. The week will culminate with Sleep Out on the Soccer Field 6 p.m.–6 a.m. Sleep out is an event to promote awareness of hunger and homelessness while urging participants to take action.

If your student is interested in other service and leadership opportunities please encourage them to visit



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