|The Messenger 10.15.07 |
Applications to participate in the premier leadership development program in Tennessee are now available from WestStar, according to members of WestStar’s board of trustees.
For an application and additional 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 deadline for application is Nov. 16.
Anyone can apply to participate in the program. Nominations are accepted but not required.
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.
A group of citizens will be competitively selected to participate in the 2008 program. The WestStar program consists of seven 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. 10.
WestStar is entering its 19th year under the leadership of David Belote, assistant vice chancellor of student affairs at UT Martin.
Last year’s graduating class brought the total number of WestStar alumni to 495.
WestStar alumni from Obion County include Ginny Acree, Kevin Bowden, Jim Cooper, Mike Daniel, Gary Houston, Lee Ann James, Bill Latimer, Gail Latimer, Henry Lewis, David K. Parks, James Sanders, Sam Sinclair, Trena Taylor, Brad Thompson, Jeff Triplett, Joe Ward, John Warner, Sheila Stone and the late Frank Glover.