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UMC Student Dauline Menze Garners Scholarship to Participate in Institute for Leadership Education and Development Aug. 5 to 10, 2006
July 26, 2006

Contact: Lisa Samuelson, interim director of student activities, 218-281-8507 (; Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director of communications, 218-281-8432 (

CROOKSTON, MN (July 26, 2006) – University student Dauline Menze, a junior at the University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC) from Starbuck, Minn., received a scholarship to participate in the Institute for Leadership Education and Development (I-Lead®) to be held in Bloomington, Ind., Aug. 5-10, 2006. 
         “I feel very privileged and excited to have this opportunity!” Menze said. “I can't wait to attend this institute and come back with new ideas and contacts from across the country!" 
          I-Lead® is a leadership development program created by the Association of College Unions International (ACUI), which provides students the opportunity to learn more about themselves, their campus communities, and the role student leaders play in building those communities. UMC is a member of ACUI Region 10 which is made up of members fromIowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and the Canadian provinces of Manitoba and Western Ontario. Menze’s scholarship is one of two student scholarships sponsored by Region 10.
          “The opportunity to have one of our students attend I-Lead is exciting,” UMC Interim Director of Student Activities Lisa Samuelson said. “It’s a chance for Dauline to grow and develop as a leader and bring those skills back to our campus.”
          Menze, a third year agriculture education major at UMC, has worked as an information specialist at the UMC Student Center for two years and serves as a resident advisor and an executive board member for Student Programming and Activities for Campus Entertainment (SPACE). She is also an active member of the Collegiate FFA.
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