The Penn State Lion Scouts once again will host a conference designed to promote networking and leadership development for undergraduate students. This year's conference will focus on education leadership.
The Penn State Lion Scouts and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will host the third annual Lion Leadership Conference from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel. The goal of the conference is to inspire ethical leadership among undergraduate students and provide an opportunity for students to network with one another, as well as with business, University and community leaders.
Undergraduate Admissions is now accepting applications for Lion Scouts and the Student Minority Advisory and Recruitment Team (SMART), two student organizations that conduct campus tours and other activities for prospective students.
The Penn State Lion Scouts are seeking volunteers to help with the recruiting of future students as part of the High School Visit Program. There are several training sessions available through November and December.
Throughout the year but especially in summer, high school students and their families visit Penn State, strolling along streets and sidewalks while learning about Penn State history, notable buildings and other distinctive facts important to students -- all from tour guides their age. "Most prospective students have such a short window of time to really get a feel for the University," said Lion Ambassador President Katie Perugini, a senior public relations major from West Wyoming, Pa. "In no more than two hours we articulate the history, traditions, student life and services to offer prospective students and their families the most accurate glimpse of what their life could be like at Penn State."