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UHD Urban Education Student Leaders Attend Leadership Retreat

On Friday, Sept.16, officers from the Department of Urban Education student organizations met for the Inaugural UE Student Organizations Leadership Retreat 2016. The student officers and faculty advisors engaged in conversations about organization's purpose, professionalism and leadership, courageous questions and public presence.

Student officers used the time to brainstorm about their clubs' purposes, common needs and opportunities, and the best way they can contribute to the perception and reputation of the Department of Urban Education.

Dr. Kasi Bundoc, director for the Center of Professional Development of Teachers, addressed the importance of professional appearance and attitude, respect for diversity, and reliability and ethics.

"Overall, students described the retreat as a fun and a great way to meet other organizations," said Diane Miller, assistant professor of urban education at UHD Northwest, "They enjoyed sharing ideas with one another and feeling more like a community.

Professors Amelia Hewitt and Diane Miller closed the retreat saying, "Thank you for your willingness to collaborate and grow and learn with us today. We care about you, and we trust you to exhibit courage and conviction in your roles as student organization leaders for the Department of Urban Education."

Organizations represented at the retreat were: Be a Teacher Club-Downtown (BaTC), Be a Teacher Club-Northwest (BaTC-NW), Bilingual Educators Student Organization (BESO), Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), and Urban Education Literacy Society (UELS). The following faculty advisors were in attendance: Christal Burnett (KDP), Colin Dalton (UELS), Amelia Hewitt (BaTC), Diane Miller (BaTC-NW), Laura Mitchell (BESO) and Bernardo Pohl (BESO and KDP).