Moore Native Represents UCO At Nigh Leadership Academy

Jillian Goodman

March 15, 2013

Media Contact:  Courtney Harlin, University Relations Staff Writer, University of Central Oklahoma, 405-974-2121, cbass4@uco.edu

MOORE NATIVE REPRESENTS UCO AT NIGH LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

Jillian Goodman, a junior history major from Moore, represented the University of Central Oklahoma at the five-day Nigh Leadership Academy held March 8-12.

Named after former Central president and prominent Oklahoma statesman George Nigh, the academy gives college students the opportunity to meet state leaders, business leaders and academic scholars while visiting several places around the State Capitol area.

“While at the academy I learned the importance of public service and the need Oklahoma is facing for dedicated leaders to step up in the next generation,” said Goodman.

Goodman is currently president of her sorority, Alpha Gamma Delta, and is active in the President’s Leadership Council. She was also the homecoming chair for this past fall and Big Pink Volleyball chair spring of 2012.

Each university in Oklahoma is allowed to send one representative to the academy.

“In the years I have been at UCO I have never worked with a student who is so proud to be part of the Central community and to share that energy and excitement with others,” said Courtney James, assistant director of Campus Activities.

Goodman received a $1,000 scholarship after completing the academy. She will graduate from Central in spring 2014 and plans to attend law school following graduation.

For more information about UCO visit www.uco.edu.

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Editor’s Note: Art for publication may be downloaded at www.uco.edu/photo/JillianGoodman.

Cutline: Jillian Goodman, a junior history major from Moore, represented the University of Central Oklahoma at the five-day Nigh Leadership Academy held March 8-12. The academy gives college students the opportunity to meet state leaders, business leaders and academic scholars while visiting several places around the State Capitol area.