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Third Annual Nissan Student Government Leadership Program All Set

On July 29 – August 2 this year, sixty Student Government Presidents from the country’s historically black colleges and universities will gather in Jackson, Mississippi for the third annual Nissan Student Government Leadership Program (NSGLP). The program will be held on the campus of Tougaloo College, with nationally-recognized speakers coming to participate and share their wisdom regarding leadership.

The Nissan program exposes SGA Presidents to a curriculum designed for young executives entering corporate America and continues to highlight Nissan’s commitment to HBCUs and the world’s future leaders. Its overwhelming success has prompted the company to once again offer this leadership experience which helps participants firmly position themselves as leaders on their campuses and in their personal and professional communities.

“The Nissan Student Government Leadership Program is an outstanding hands-on opportunity for college leaders to prepare for corporate leadership. We have gathered some of the brightest minds in the country to design a program that is meaningful and has high impact for the student participants,” Stephanie Valdez Streaty, Nissan North America Sr. Manager, Philanthropy & Diversity Communications and the team leader for the NSGLP said.

Speakers who have confirmed attendance to the 2007 program include: Valerie Montgomery Rice, M.D., nationally renowned educator, clinician and researcher in women’s reproductive health at Meharry Medical College School of Medicine, Reverend Dr. Nelson Rivers – corporate Chief Operating Officer of the NAACP, Gregory Anderson, writer of the No. 1 Box Office Hit “Stomp the Yard” and former NSGLP corporate participant and American Idol Winner Ruben Studdard.

Invitations for the program have been extended to all HBCUs across the country. But only the first 60 schools to return completed forms will be accepted into each all-expense-paid NSGLP session.

To get more information about the Nissan Student Government Leadership Program visit their website at http://www.nissansglp.com/ or contact Jocelyn R. Coleman at 336-558-8063 or Phanalphie Rhue or at 336-884-0744.

About the Nissan Student Government Leadership Program

In August 2005, Nissan North America, Inc. launched the pilot session of the NSGLP. The innovative leadership development program includes leadership sessions, experiential exercises, nationally-recognized speakers as well as activities which will enhance the student’s self-awareness, self-management, social-political awareness and interpersonal relationships. These aspects coupled with networking opportunities with Nissan executives, facilitators and government leaders; create a solid foundation for a successful career in Corporate America and beyond.

About Nissan North America

In North America, Nissan’s operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. More information on Nissan in North America – maker of top of the line Nissan and Infiniti vehicles and auto parts like Nissan truck parts can be found online at http://www.nissannews.com/ and http://www.infiniti.com/.

Rain Stockton is an engineer by profession. He is a motorsports fanatic, especially F1 and NASCAR. He seldom fails to attend major car racing events. A frustrated race car driver, he spends some of his free time working in one of the largest automotive shops in Indianapolis.