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WestStar accepts applications for leadership program

WestStar accepts applications for leadership program

Posted: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 2:38 pm

Applications to participate in the premier leadership development program in Tennessee are now available from WestStar, said members of the WestStar’s Board of Trustees. For application and additional information contact WestStar at 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. 14. 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 2009 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 one-and-a-half day period, with a graduation program in June. The program begins Jan. 8. WestStar enters its 20th year under the leadership of Mr. David Belote, assistant vice chancellor of student affairs, UT Martin. Last year’s graduating class brought the total number of alumni to 524. WestStar alumni from Weakley County include the following: David Belote, Tommy Boroughs, Joe Brasher, Jerry Brigance, Andrew Brown, Randy Brundige, John Bucy, Tommy Cates, John Clark, Phil Dane, Charley Deal, Marvin Flatt, Bobby German, Suzie German, Bobby Goode, Bud Grimes, Jacky Gullett, Brian Harris, Leslie Haywood-Moore, Dave Hinman, Hollie Holt, Steve Holt, Loretta Insco, George Jennings, Sam Lewallen Jr., Stacey Lockhart, David Moore, Andy Page, Tom Payne, Dick Phebus, Jim Pritchett, Madelyn Pritchett, Audrey Roberts, John Salmon, Suezane Speight, Larry Standridge, Ray Stevenson, Dennis Suiter, Jeanna Swafford, Steve Vantrease, Walter Ward and Steve Westenhofer.wcp 10-21-08

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