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TWU students selected to attend global institute in the Caribbean
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DENTON – Two Texas Woman’s University students
will be better prepared to become global leaders thanks to
their participation in the 2009 Summer Institute for Future
Global Leaders in the Caribbean.
Junior Ashleigh Rolle and graduate student Annette Thomas
are among only 36 students from 20 universities across the
Caribbean and the U.S. to be selected to participate in the
institute, which is designed to prepare students for global
“The best prepared leaders for tomorrow are those who
have the capacity to understand and effectively deal with
the dynamic global realities impacting our communities and
region,” said Dr. Solomon Kabuka, director of the institute.
“The institute provides students with the building blocks
for acquiring that capacity.”
Ms. Rolle, a kinesiology major, is excited about gaining a
global perspective for her future career in physical therapy.
“Health care and the world economy are connected, and
learning more about it will benefit my future career,”
Ms. Rolle said.
Ms. Thomas, a dual master of business administration and master
of health systems management major, believes her experience
at the institute will be invaluable.
my mind to other people and their perspectives will be helpful
in my future goal to open a medical clinic in a third-world
country,” Ms. Thomas said. “It is a global world
of opportunity out there, and the more you know about it,
the better it is for you.”
The Summer Institute
for Future Global Leaders is sponsored by the University of
the Virgin Islands, in collaboration with the University of
the West Indies and Inter American University. Its goal is
to equip students with the broad knowledge and skills necessary
to assume leadership roles in the global marketplace.
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