WestStar accepting applications for program
Posted: Monday, October 18, 2010 12:29 pm
The Messenger 10.18.10
Applications to participate in the largest and oldest regional leadership development program in Tennessee are now available from WestStar, which serves the 21 counties of West Tennessee and is operated by the University of Tennessee at Martin.
The deadline for application is Nov. 14.
Anyone can apply to participate in the program. Nominations are accepted, but not required. Class members will be competitively selected to participate in the 2011 program.
To receive an application or more information, contact WestStar at (731) 881-7298; or write WestStar, Room 321, Hall Moody Administration Building, University of Tennessee at Martin, Martin, TN 38238-5011.
The WestStar mission is to identify, encourage and equip community-minded people who want to become more involved, want to help West Tennessee become a better place and are willing to accept assertive and dynamic leadership roles.
Participants learn new leadership skills and develop strategies for assisting communities in solving problems and maximizing potential. Participants also become part of a growing network of other leaders who, through mutual support and assistance, shape the future of West Tennessee.
WestStar’s vision is that it will be the premier leadership program in the U.S. that establishes an elite group of people bonded by their commitment to realizing the educational, economic and social development of West Tennessee.
The WestStar program consists of eight specially-designed seminar programs addressing contemporary major issues important to the development of West Tennessee. Each seminar takes place over a 11⁄2-day period, with a graduation program in June.
The program begins Jan. 6.
Last year’s graduating class brought the total number of alumni to 587.
Graduates from Obion County include Ginny Acree, Kevin Bowden, Jim Cooper, Mike Daniel, Pat Fligor, Kevin Herrell, Gary Houston, Lee Ann James, Jody Kizer, Bill Latimer, Gail Latimer, Henry Lewis, Al Oliver, David K. Parks, Sam Sinclair, David Stokes, Sheila Stone, Trena Taylor, Brad Thompson, Dr. Jeff Triplett, Joe Ward and John Warner.
University of Tennessee at Martin, WestStar