large class of HSU students traveled to Washington D.C. in the month of May as part
of a leadership studies elective, “Great Leaders in History.” Prior to
traveling to Washington all 15 students spent the first week presenting their
research on their assigned leaders.
Coleman Patterson, director of leadership studies, said, “It is my hope that
through the experiences of our class and trip, that some of our students might
consider careers in public service and policy making at the local, state or
were able to experience many of Washington D.C.’s most well-known attractions.
Among these were the Smithsonian Museums, National Archives, and Arlington
Gist, senior political science major from Lubbock, said, “Having the opportunity to visit the memorials and buildings named
after the historical leaders and events we studied really brought history to
alumni also met with the leadership group during their trip. Lyndsey Hoefer ‘06,
who works for the Family Research Council, and Casey Braswell ‘08 who works as
a foreign affairs officer with the U.S. Department of State both spoke to the
students about their positions. Students also received a special tour of the Capitol Building from Ricky ‘03, Robert ‘06 and Ryan Dahl ‘08 who work there.
Dennis, junior psychology major from Temple, Texas, said,” Visiting with HSU alumni was extremely
interesting. These people who participated in the same academics and activities
that we now participate in are living and working successfully in DC. I think
it made us all think about our own plans and aspirations.”
more information see http://www.hsutx.edu/academics/leadership/.