CSU, Chico News

Outstanding CSU, Chico Business Students Attend U.S. Air Force Leadership Symposium

Date: 03-05-2010

Joe Wills
Public Affairs
Willie Hopkins
Dean College of Business

On Feb. 17, Dean Willie Hopkins, College of Business (COB), California State University, Chico, and four business students traveled to the U.S. Air Force Academy near Colorado Springs, Colo., to attend the 17th Annual National Character and Leadership Symposium, “Guardians of Trust: Leaders in the Modern Era.”

Selected for their outstanding academic performance and extraordinary leadership potential, the students joined cadets and students from all over the United States to hear presentations from top executives and decorated military personnel during the three-day symposium.

Participation in the symposium was sponsored by Lam Research Corporation through financial support of the Tomorrow’s Leaders Student Fellowship Program, one of several initiatives coordinated through the college’s Center for Values Based Leadership. Tomorrow’s Leaders provides selected student fellows with experiences that will help them fully develop their leadership potential. This year’s fellows include Amber Lowry, Juan Garcia, Shawn Wilson and Tim Forrest. Tomorrow’s Leaders Fellows are selected for their strong academic performance, outstanding character and extraordinary leadership potential.

“I am very honored to be one of the four students selected,” said Shawn Wilson. “The Tomorrow’s Leaders Program is vital in continuing to ensure that the students within the College of Business receive an unparalleled educational experience within the area of leadership. The program is a one-of-a-kind experience that fosters pure excellence from students.”

Named in the best business schools list by The Princeton Review for the last three years and cited by EdUNIVERSAL for its strong national reputation and international associations, the COB at CSU, Chico is gaining national attention for programs in entrepreneurship, global business and values-based leadership. Fully accredited since 1972 by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the COB provides exemplary instructional programs that are characterized by technological innovation and experiential learning.

Lam Research Corporation, headquartered in Fremont, Calif., has been a major supplier of wafer fabrication equipment and services to the worldwide semiconductor industry for nearly 30 years. Lam has a philanthropy goal of giving back to communities and supporting educational programs that share its core values of honesty, integrity, mutual trust and open communication among employees.