Student Alumni Association Representatives Participated in District Conference

Monday, April 9, 2012

Two representatives of Westminster College's Student Alumni Association (SAA) participated in the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education Affiliated Student Advancement Programs (CASE ASAP) District 2 conference March 2-3 at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Senior English major Chelsi Cannon presented a break-out session on Westminster's SAA-sponsored leadership dinner, "Inspiring Leaders."  Presidents of all student organizations and a rising leader from each are invited to dinner and a program that includes an alumni keynote speaker, Westminster President Dr. Richard Dorman, and members of the president's cabinet speaking on their views of leadership.

Cannon is a daughter of Jeff and Lynn LaMantia of Midland and a graduate of Western Beaver High School.

Junior public relations major Tawni Darby, Student Government Association president, also attended.  Darby is a daughter of Walter and Lori Darby of Hermitage and a graduate of Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center.

The students were accompanied by Cindy Dafler, SAA adviser and assistant director of alumni relations.

Contact Dafler at (724) 946-7373 or email for additional information.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Westminster, a top-tier liberal arts college, ranks third in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 6th among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 376 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 42 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

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Chelsi Cannon (l) and Tawni Darby