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MSU welcomes Featured Leader Series nominations

October 3, 2017 -- MSU News Service

Michael Hollinger, an international studies student, was a previous MSU Leadership winner. The MSU Leadership Institute is accepting nominations for the second year of recipients of the Featured Leader Series. Recipients are featured in short films that identify outstanding leaders who are dedicated to making a positive change. MSU Photo by Adrian Sanchez-GonzalezMontana Wilson was a previous MSU Leadership winner. The MSU Leadership Institute is accepting nominations for the second year of recipients of the Featured Leader Series. Recipients are featured in short films that identify outstanding leaders who are dedicated to making a positive changeMSU photo by Kelly GorhamEmma Bode was a previous MSU Leadership winner. The MSU Leadership Institute is accepting nominations for the second year of recipients of the Featured Leader Series. Recipients are featured in short films that identify outstanding leaders who are dedicated to making a positive change. Photo courtesy of MSU Leadership Institute.

Michael Hollinger, an international studies student, was a previous MSU Leadership winner. The MSU Leadership Institute is accepting nominations for the second year of recipients of the Featured Leader Series. Recipients are featured in short films that identify outstanding leaders who are dedicated to making a positive change. MSU Photo by Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez

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Nominations are now being accepted for local leaders who would be featured in short films as part of the second year of the Montana State University Featured Leader Series.

A project of the MSU Leadership Institute, the Featured Leader Series consists of a series of short films that identify outstanding leaders who are dedicated to making a positive change. Film interviews will center on the winners’ leadership roles and their perspective on leadership. Nominations are now being accepted at http://tinyurl.com/yapooea4.

“The MSU Leadership Institute is introducing this program as a medium to bring the spotlight to those who are making a difference in society and inspiring others around them,” said Ben Manion, a student associate at MSU Leadership Institute.

Past winners of the Featured Leader Series include Michael Hollinger, an MSU student who was winner of the national Newman Award and President of the HEART Initiative, a student group bringing attention to human trafficking in the Big Sky State; Montana Wilson, a recent MSU graduate who was the first Native American to win a Gates-Cambridge Scholarship and who also won a Udall Scholarship; and Emma Bode, winner of the MSU Award for Excellence.

This program is held in conjunction with the MSU Leadership Institute’s 20th anniversary celebration. The institute’s mission is to inspire MSU students to become leaders who serve as catalysts for positive change.” It does so by hosting world-class speakers and leadership workshops. Notable past speakers include Sir Ken Robinson, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Maya Angelou and Condoleezza Rice, among many others.

For more information, please call the MSU Leadership Institute at 406-994-7275 or visit montana.edu/leadership or facebook.com/MSULeadershipInstitute.

Carmen McSpadden, cmcspadden@montana.edu, 406-994-7667