Kennesaw State University students gain experience from nonprofit management education conference

Kennesaw State University students‚ faculty and staff traveled to Las Vegas‚ Nevada…

Georgia (Feb 5, 2003) — Kennesaw State University students gain experience from nonprofit management education conference



Kansas City‚ Mo. −− Kennesaw State University students‚ faculty and staff traveled to Las Vegas‚ Nevada‚ to attend the American Humanics Management Institute‚ a nonprofit management education conference‚ January 2−4. More than 500 students from 70 colleges and universities cut their semester breaks short to network with nonprofit executives‚ participate in a simulated case study‚ and attend workshops led by local and national experts in nonprofit management.

American Humanics is a national alliance of colleges‚ universities‚ and nonprofit organizations that prepares and certifies college students for professional careers in youth and human service agencies. American Humanics is affiliated with more than 75 colleges and universities nationwide including Kennesaw State University; and partners with 18 national nonprofit organizations including Boys & Girls Clubs‚ United Way‚ and the YMCA.

The purpose of the annual Management Institute is to expose junior and senior students to experiences they will encounter as youth and human service agency professionals. This conference is considered the capstone professional development experience for students enrolled in the American Humanics nonprofit management program. It is held annually during the first week in January and rotates to a different city each year.

Keynote speakers included Dr. Leslie Lenkowsky‚ Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service; Dr. Robert Long‚ Vice President of Philanthropy for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation; and Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger‚ famed Notre Dame football player and motivational speaker.

Kim Wilson‚ a senior at the Kennesaw State University‚ served as an Advisory Council Member for the 2003 American Humanics Management Institute held at the beginning of January.

Others representing Kennesaw State University at this year's conference included Executive Director Louise Bill‚ and the following students:

Nancy Bailey

Jackie Brewton

Melvie Gallagher

Allison Hair

Lyresa McGriff−Yuille

Kimberly Wilson

Kennesaw State University and other American Humanics campuses also participate with CampusCares‚ a project created by a coalition of national higher education associations. The project encourages college campuses to identify‚ recognize‚ and encourage the involvement of students‚ faculty‚ administration‚ and staff to serve their community and contribute to its well−being.


Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of 15‚600 from 118 countries. The fifth largest out of 34 institutions in the University System of Georgia‚ KSU offers 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


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