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Eastern Florida Students LEAD at Campus Event

April 24, 2015 - Finding the future leaders of our community isn’t hard.

In fact, they’re right here at Eastern Florida State College.

That’s why about 20 students from EFSC along with others from UCF and Florida Tech will meet with top local business and government officials on Tuesday, April 28 during “LEAD Access 2015.”

The annual event is organized by LEAD Brevard to help develop the next generation of Space Coast leaders.

This year’s session will be held in the new Public Safety Building on Eastern Florida State College's Melbourne campus, where students from the three schools will network with the officials and provide ideas for the county’s future.

“This is a great opportunity for students to develop their careers and equally valuable for civic leaders to learn the vision of the students,” said Dr. Linda Miedema, Eastern Florida’s Vice President for Academic Affairs and Chief Learning Officer.

“Holding the event on the Melbourne campus is the perfect way to bring the two groups together in a way that will benefit both.”

Nearly a dozen community leaders will participate, including Brevard County Manager Stockton Whitten, Lynda Weathermen, President and CEO of the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast, and Florida Today Executive Editor Bob Gabordi.

Among the others will be Moses Harvin, President and CEO of American Services Technology and a member of the Eastern Florida State College Board of Trustees.

“When you combine some of the best and brightest college students in Brevard with the people who are moving our community forward, it’s a recipe for success now and in the years ahead,” said Kristin Bakke, President and CEO of LEAD Brevard.

Eastern Florida State College is sponsoring the event along with PNC Bank and UCF. Florida Tech is also partnering for the session.