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Women’s Leadership Institute graduates 33

Last updated May 26, 2015

By Tina Underwood

Furman University’s Center for Corporate and Professional Development has announced that 33 members of its inaugural class of the Women’s Leadership Institute have graduated.

The Leadership Class of 2015, selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants, began work on campus in January. The class includes leaders from diverse backgrounds in corporations, healthcare, law, governmental agencies, educational institutions and non-profit organizations.

The graduates of Leadership Class of 2015 are:

Gina Boulware, Greenville
Mary Alice Bowers, Travelers Rest
Dena Chatfield, Conway
Jade Cox, Spartanburg
Laura Crank, Greer
Kristen Davis, Greenville
Jacqui DiMaggio, Greenville
Elizabeth Dubose, Greenville
Mary Harris Edwards, Greenville
Ashley Farrington, Knoxville, Tenn.
Stinson Ferguson, Greenville
Nancy Grigsby, Greenville
Linda Hannon, Greenville
Kim Hutzell, Greenville
Amanda Hynous, Greenville
Ann Jaskwhich, Anderson
Jeri Kleckley, Greenville
Robyn Knox, Greenville
Cheryl Lang, Spartanburg
Leslie Latimer, Greenville
Stephanie Lewis, Greenville
Lisa Mangione, Greenville
Michelle Masters, Greenville
Karen MaWhinney, Greenville
Nancy McCartney, Greenville
Imma Nwobodu, Greenville
Lauren Roach, Greenville
Dr. Saria Saccocio, Greenville
Danielle Staggers, Greenville
Lyn Torres, Greenville
Amanda Walker, Greer
Renae Wentworth, Greenville
Nika White, Greenville

Victoria Kirby, Director of Furman University’s Center for Corporate and Professional Development says, “Our first conference of the Women’s Leadership Institute was a great success. The experience provided a very talented and committed group of women the opportunity to continue expanding their professional knowledge, collaborate on shared goals and strengthen their business network.”

The Women’s Leadership Institute of Furman, which takes place Jan.-April, is designed for women who have demonstrated successful leadership, community involvement and a desire to help others. It brings together a unique and powerful blend of knowledge shared by accomplished business leaders and experts from the academic community addressing real world challenges and creative opportunities.

The purpose of the Institute is to provide participants with knowledge and insight essential for navigating the increasingly competitive global business environment while also enhancing their appreciation for the community.

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