20th Annual Student Leadership Conference

Conference Overview

This conference will focus on strengthening your skills, both personally and professionally, that are needed in your role as successful student leaders. We aim to connect the importance of the decisions you are making now with your future career and personal success. We hope that you will be inspired to engage more on your campus, in your community, and in your world following these two days as a current and future leader.

Conference Schedule

Friday, February 17
Colebank Gym

5-6pm Registration & Dinner
6-7pm Welcome & Icebreaker Activity
7-8:30pm Keynote Address
Presenter: Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch
9-11pm Mardi Gras Party
Falcon Center Conference Rooms
Party will include a D.J., dancing, refreshments, contests, games & prizes.

Saturday, February 18
Colebank Gym

9-9:30am Registration & Breakfast
9:30am Welcome
10-11am Keynote Address
Presenter: Michael Belmear
11:15-12:15 Workshops - Various Locations
12:15pm Lunch, Colebank Gym
1-3:50pm Student Leader to High Achiever Workshop (for pre-registered students only)
1:30-2:30pm Workshops - Various Locations
2:45-3:45pm Workshops - Various Locations
4:00pm Wrap-up/Certificates/Door Prizes, Colebank Gym


Conference Workshops & Keynote Topics

Time Management
Career Planning & Resume Writing Tips
Career & Personal Goal Setting
Leadership Through Professional & Academic Development
Money Management Skills
Planning an Effective Meeting
Movement Workshops for Stress Relief (be prepared with comfortable clothes/shoes)
Transition from Student Life to Professional Life


Student Leader to High Achiever, Presented by Morris Morrison
Student Club Presidents are encouraged and highly recommended to take part in this workshop. This three hour workshop (1-3:50pm) will engage the student participant in discovering their own strengths, as well as the strengths of other student leaders.  It will take the workshop participant on a journey of finding ways to carry the personal traits that have lead to success in school over to success in their professions and other personal paths of life. Registration will be limited for this workshop to 25 participants.


Keynote Speaker Friday: Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch
Consuelo Castillo-Kickbusch is an inspiration to people everywhere. She comes from a financially challenged background, yet rose to become the highest-ranking Hispanic woman in the Combat Support Field in the US Army. LTC Castillo-Kickbusch motivates everyone from Fortune 500 CEO's and young children with her lectures, and has now set her words in stone in a book titled Journey To The Future, which is a guide to success that children everywhere can utilize as a manual for life.

Keynote Speaker Saturday: Michael Belmear
Michael Belmear came to Fairmont State as a Student Affairs counselor and served as director for 31 years of the New Student orientation program. He created the annual state-wide FSU/Pierpont Student Leadership Conference. In 1993, he was appointed Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and then served as Vice President for Student Services. During his time at Fairmont State, he created the state-wide student leadership conference, created the Fairmont State Celebration of Ideas Lecture Series, served as Vice President for the Governor's Commission on the Holocaust, created the Fairmont State University Student Affairs Hall of Fame, organized and helped create the exchange program with the University of Calabria in Italy including a Summer Exchange Camp for high school students from Italy and created the Diversity Scholars Camp for minority students

Student Leader to High Achiever Presenter: Morris Morrison
Morris Morrison was born in New York City. Shortly after his birth, he was orphaned by the death of his mother and father. Upon the last request of his parents, Morris was cared for and raised by the late Gwendolyn Sanders, of Fairmont, WV. Although she passed away when he was a teenager, "Mrs. Gwen" left Morris in the hands of a community that would be instrumental in assisting him in fulfilling the opportunities that she sacrificed to give him: the opportunity to pursue his complete God-given potential, while giving back to a community that gave him so much. Through his company, The Morris Morrison Development Group, based in Lake Norman, NC, he utilizes the leadership experiences that he learned in Fairmont, WV to impact a variety of clients both domestically and internationally.


Three Easy Ways to Register

By Mail:

Jane Delbrook
c/o FSU & Pierpont Student Affairs
1201 Locust Avenue
Fairmont, WV 26554

By Phone:

Call 304-367-4215.


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For more information, please contact:

The Office of Student Affairs at : (304) 367-4215 or
Jane Delbrook at: jdelbrook@fairmontstate.edu

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