Dr. Terry Nelson Invited to Speak at Clark Middle School
UAA professor participates in Clark's University Week Celebration
Dr. Terry Nelson of the UAA College of Business and Public Policy participated in Clark Middle School’s University Week Celebration on November 19th. Speakers were asked to tell students in the 6th through 8th grades about their background and how they felt in middle school about college. Dr. Nelson also emphasized the importance of completing high school and making good academic and personal choices throughout middle school, high school and college.
Since Dr. Nelson’s teaching focus is leadership, she asked the students the following question that was posed by one of the students in her recent undergraduate organizational behavior class - How many of you are completely confident in calling yourself a leader? This question opened the dialogue for students to discuss leadership traits and recognize these characteristics and actions in themselves. “The students exhibited a good depth of knowledge about leadership. I could tell that Clark Middle School’s staff is doing a great job of cultivating leadership qualities in their students.” This parallels Dr. Nelson’s belief that cultivating leadership qualities must begin at a young age and continue throughout a student’s academic career.