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Lunch with a Leader, experience of a lifetime

Round table discussions with Tech leaders are offering students a chance to learn from the experience of professionals in various fields and have the opportunity to engage in conversations about the university community.

The Lunch with a Leader series is open to all Tech students but is provided on a first come, first serve basis.

This series takes place in Doc Bryan Room 24, and will last through April 14.

On March 2, Dr. Mary Gunter was a part of the Lunch with a Leader series.

Having served Tech for 17 years, she is the visionary behind reshaping graduate degree programs in education and the development of the university’s first doctoral degree.

Amy Pennington is the next guest on April 14. Pennington serves as the dean of students, holds a master’s degree in higher education leadership and has worked in higher education for 18 years.

She has worked in admissions and student recruitment, residence life and international and multicultural student services.

“This is the second semester for the series. It began in fall of 2014 with an idea between the GOLD Cabinet, Aubrey Holt and myself,” said Chelsea Lairamore, graduate assistant for student involvement in the Department of Campus Life.

“Students wanted a way to connect with university officials on a more laid back basis, and this gives anyone an opportunity to make those connections and foster meaningful relationships with professionals.”

Tech students can find out more information on theLink on the Campus Life page.

The categories that the Lunch with a Leader series includes is free food, leader identified, leadership development and life skills.