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West Point to Conduct Leadership and Ethics Conference for Students in Metro Detroit 19 Oct 2012


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WEST POINT, N.Y. – The Simon Center for the Professional Military Ethic (SCPME) and the West Point Society of Michigan (WPSMI) will host the West Point Leadership and Ethics Conference for students in the Detroit Area October 19, 2012 from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance.  This conference is part of the West Point Community Outreach program in which cadets share their ethical decision-making and leadership experience with Detroit students.  The United States Military Academy (USMA) feels so strongly about assisting school communities’ effort in developing ethical leaders that they are sending 18 cadets of the West Point REAL Club to engage the students on this important subject.  The REAL Club stands for Respect Ethics and Leadership and is a Cadet-Run Club, with its “home” inside the Simon Center for the Professional Military Ethic (SCPME).

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The USMA Dean of Academic, General Trainor, and Director of Admissions, COL Deborah McDonald will participate in the conference and share their wisdom with the delegates.

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It will be a fast-paced series of ethical challenges representing everyday life, particularly in the societal challenges of civility, diversity, communications and character. 6th grade students will participate in a STEM Workshop presented by the Center for Leadership and Diversity in STEM Education of the West Point Math Department, headed by LTC Donald Outing, PhD. Dr. Outing will also speak to the audience  about the importance of STEM Education.

Ms. Kym Worthy, Prosecutor for Wayne County, MI, will honor the conference attendees as their keynote speaker.  She will, no doubt, share her opinion on ethics and character and how her office sets the ethical standard for upholding justice in the Michigan’s Wayne County.  Her father is a West Point graduate from the class of 1953.

The educators who escort the students will participate in an educator’s workshop led by E. Christopher Johnson, Jr., Esq., which will address everyday challenges to leadership.   Mr. Johnson (West Point 1973) is the former General Counsel for General Motors, North America and is currently a graduate law professor at Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

The conference is for 11th, 8th and 6th grade students, with a GPA of 3.0 and leadership potential.   This conference is supported by our sponsors and is free to delegates. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Chris Johnson at 1. 248.514.7182 or johnsoec@cooley.edu , or at / http://wpledetroit2012info.eventbrite.com/

About West Point:  The U.S. Military Academy is a federal undergraduate liberal arts college located 50 miles north of New York City. Founded in 1802 as America’s first college of engineering, it consistently ranks as one of the top colleges in the nation. West Point is currently ranked as the number one college in U.S. News and World Reports Magazine and the number seven college in Forbes Magazine.  A pre-eminent leader development institution, its mission is to educate, train and inspire cadets for careers of professional service to the Army and the nation. At West Point, all students are on full scholarship and its graduates will join the ranks of great leaders such as  Grant, Lee, Pershing, McArthur, Patton, Eisenhower, Bradley, Schwarzkopf, Tuskegee airman BO Davis Jr. and others who have lead American soldiers in the defense of our nation.  Our graduates, who lead our nation, occupy more CEO chairs than any other college in the nation.  For more information, go to www.westpoint.edu.



For further information contact:

CPT Linda Wade

Respect Officer, Simon Center for the Professional Military Ethic (SCPME)




Pat Locke



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