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Center for Leadership Students met with Catholic Church and civic leaders during their Washington, D.C. Seminar on Catholic Social Teaching.
University seminar fills need in forming Catholic leaders
The need for strong Christian leaders has never been greater and the Center for Leadership at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, equips students to fill this need by forming them in the virtues, Catholic social teaching, the philosophy of the human person and America's founding principles.
More than 175 men and women of all majors belong to the Center for Leadership. Sophomores in the program visit the nation's capital for the Seminar on Catholic Social Teaching. Throughout the year, all members hear distinguished speakers such as George Weigel, authoritative biographer on St. John Paul II, and Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, D.C.
Many of the leadership students direct student clubs or serve as coordinators of faith households, spirit-led men's and women's groups of three or more students that share a common faith vision.
Andrew Koehler, a psychology and Spanish major, summed up the program with these words: "I loved leading a new student group that fights for pro-life and pro-family causes internationally. Through the Center for Leadership, I have learned the value of being a servant-leader who empowers others. This insight, more than anything else, has transformed the way I see myself and the world."
Forming tomorrow's Catholic leaders is just one aspect of Franciscan University's mission. Located 30 minutes from Pittsburgh in Southeast Ohio, Franciscan University is also home to a top-notch science program housed in a modern 43,000-square-foot state-of-the-art science facility. A cooperative Pre-Engineering Program introduced in 2013 partners with the University of Notre Dame (Indiana), the University of Dayton (Ohio), and Gannon University (Pennsylvania).
The university offers more than 40 undergraduate and eight graduate programs, as well as a study abroad program in Austria, where students study and live in a restored medieval monastery nestled in the foothills of the Austrian Alps. Learn more about Franciscan University at www.franciscan.edu.
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