Leader of Tomorrow
Senior Heidi Hullinger, from Westminster, Colorado, is one of only 40 students across the nation chosen to participate in Omicron Delta Kappa’s (ODK) signature Campus Leaders Today, Community Leaders Tomorrow (CLT2) program. The program, which will be held March 11-14 at the University of Richmond in Virginia, is designed to prepare young members of the National Leadership Honor Society to serve as directors of non-profit organizations.
“My interest in the program was the fact that non-profit organizations in Bosnia are still having trouble maintaining adequate funds, resources, and personnel to complete investigations of war criminals and crimes against humanity. Because my studies and personal interests focus so heavily on the Balkans and Bosnia, I thought it would be a great idea to get the non-profit perspective.”
The CLT2 program includes lectures and discussions with national non-profit leaders, close examination of case studies and hands-on learning through non-profit site visits and guest speakers. ODK covers all participation costs for those attending.
Hullinger, who aspires to be an international journalist, is wrapping up a triple-major in political science, history and new media journalism, with a perfect 4.0 GPA. In 2009, she was among students and speakers from around the world who attended a conference in Strasbourg, France, to discuss the effect President Obama would have in U.S. – European relations.
“My favorite thing about getting a liberal arts education is the freedom I have to follow my interests. In nearly every class I've taken, I've been given the opportunity to explore my interests in the subject and allow my strengths to develop.”
In addition to Omicron Delta Kappa, Hullinger is a member of the Alpha Chi Academic Honor Society, Phi Alpha Theta History Honorary and Amnesty International, and she is a reporter for the Hastings College Collegian. She co-chaired the Artist Lecture Series Student Symposium Committee in 2009, and she received the Mabel Gray Newburn Communication Scholarship in 2008.
“I have three professors that I call my ‘triple threat.’ They are my mentors, advisors and friends - Liz Frombgen in Political Science, Brett Erickson in Journalism and Rob Babcock in History. They have built me up academically and professionally. They have made me a good student, and I'm a better person for knowing them and learning from them.”