WILKES-BARRE — Raeva Mulloth, of Waverly Township, a neuroscience major at Wilkes University, was one of five Wilkes students who traveled to Bangkok, Thailand from Aug. 1-7 for the 2017 University Scholars Leadership Symposium.
The week-long training session brings together 1,000 leaders from 90 universities and colleges around the world. In order to be selected to attend, students undergo a systematic screening process to assess their strong leadership potential, genuine appreciation for different perspectives, and reflect diverse interests, backgrounds and ambitions.
Mark Allen, dean of students and interim director of the honors program, attended with the students.
The Wilkes students attended the symposium as part of an honors course, International Leadership. The students will be graded on their attendance at the symposium, along with three presentations they will give to the First Year Foundations honors sections on their experience at the event. For this, the students interviewed attendees from other countries to learn more about their views on leadership and how life differs across borders.
Held at the United Nations building in Bangkok, attendees heard various presentations from outreach programs and motivational speakers and participated in group discussions surrounding the topic of “Causes that Matter,” after which they completed a workshop session to put their plans into motion.
Students also spent one day completing community service in the area working with local schools and planting in mangroves.