Clinton School student Mara D’Amico travels to Washington D.C., this week for the 2013 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL).
D’Amico, who is president of the Student Government Association at the Clinton School, earned a full scholarship to attend the conference through the organization’s scholarship fund. Below is a press release from NCCWSL and the American Association for University Women, announcing D’Amico’s scholarship:
Mara D’Amico will attend the 2013 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) May 30–June 1, 2013, at the University of Maryland, College Park. Hosted by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and NASPA—Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, NCCWSL is the only national conference that brings together college women to address important and contemporary leadership issues. The conference provides a transformative experience for attendees, preparing students to return home ready to improve their campuses and their communities. In two and a half fast-paced days, women students learn real-world lessons focused on enhancing student leadership.
D’Amico received a full scholarship to attend the conference from the national office of the AAUW through their NCCWSL Scholarship Fund, and is also receiving full support for travel expenses from the Little Rock Chapter of the AAUW.
Since 1985, NCCWSL has provided a platform to help thousands of college and university women develop leadership skills, network with other student leaders, and interact with women who hold leadership positions. The 2013 conference will feature nationally known keynote speakers, the star-studded Women of Distinction Awards ceremony and reception, and more than 50 dynamic workshops. Now in its 28th year, the conference is expected to draw more than 700 campus leaders to the University of Maryland, College Park.
A highlight of the conference, the Women of Distinction Awards ceremony and reception pays tribute to women leaders who have made extraordinary contributions in their professions or in their communities. This year’s awards will be presented to the following individuals:
Gay rights activist Katie Miller
Owens Media Group CEO Deborah Owens
Girls Who Code Founder Reshma Saujani
University of Miami President Donna Shalala
Women Thrive Worldwide Co-founder and President Ritu Sharma
CytonomeST Chief Scientific Officer Lydia Villa-Komaroff
The Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony and reception is sponsored by the AAUW of Maryland Barbara Fetterhoff Honorary Fund. A full list of NCCWSL supporters and a conference schedule are on the NCCWSL website. Learn more about the conference on the NCCWSL Facebook and Twitter pages.
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) empowers women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Our nonpartisan, nonprofit organization has more than 165,000 members and supporters across the United States, as well as 1,000 local branches and 800 college and university partners. Since AAUW’s founding in 1881, our members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political. Learn more and join us at www.aauw.org.
NASPA—Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education is the association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession. With more than 13,000 members at 1,400 campuses and representing 29 countries, NASPA is the foremost professional association for student affairs administrators, faculty, and graduate and undergraduate students. Through high-quality professional development, strong policy advocacy, and substantive research to inform practice, NASPA meets the diverse needs and invests in realizing the potential of all its members under the guiding principles of integrity, innovation, inclusion, and inquiry. To learn more about NASPA, visit www.naspa.org.