Voices 2011: Leadership


Sunday, February 27, 2011

10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Nittany Lion Inn


VOICES is a networking and professional development conference for everyone interested in
understanding the importance of leadership skills,
positioning oneself for leadership opportunities,
and building professional relationships.

At "Voices" you will have a chance to build leadership skills, including networking, mentoring, and strengthening personal and professional relationships. The breakout sessions and discussion groups will offer time for you to share ideas, successes, and struggles with other participants, including graduate students, post-docs, faculty, and staff. Over breaks and lunch, you can meet other participants in related fields and relax with old friends.


Voices 2011 Schedule:

Keynote Speaker:

  • Dr. Karin Foley — Associate Dean for the Eberly College of Science, The Pennsylvania State University; Chair, PSU Commission for Women

Panelists and Speakers:

  • Ms. Shunte McClellan — Lean Production Systems Engineer at Norfolk Southern Railroad
  • Dr. Mark Feinberg — Senior Research Associate, Prevention Research Center for the Promotion of Human Development, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Ms. Linda Anderson — Getting Clear, Specializing in Coaching ADHD Adults
  • Dr. Kristy Bruse — Director, Cardio-Pulmonary Safety Pharmacology at Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute
  • Dr. Kimberly Griffin — Assistant Professor, College of Student Affairs and Higher Education; Research Associate, Center for the Study of Higher Education, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Dr. Jose Soto — Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University

Voices Co-chairs:

  • Irene Dzidzor Darku — Ph.D. Candidate in Agriculture and Biological Engineering
  • Wael Mohamed — Ph.D. Candidate in Neuroscience


Norfolk Southern

PSU Commission for Women


The host hotel:
The Nittany Lion Inn

200 W Park Ave
Toll-Free: (800) 233-7505
Phone: (814) 865-8550
Fax: (814) 865-8501
Email: reservations@psu.edu

Other hotels within walking distance include:
The Atherton Hotel—0.8 miles
125 South Atherton Street
Toll Free: (800) 832-0132
Phone: (814) 231-2100

The Days Inn—1.1 miles
240 South Pugh Street
Phone: (814) 238-8454
Fax: (814) 237-1607
Email: sales@centrehotel.com

A complete listing of hotels in the State College area can be found here.

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Photos from last year's Voices
Past programs:

Voices 2005
Voices 2007
Voices 2008
Voices 2009
Voices 2010

Questions? Contact GWIS at psu.gwis@gmail.com