For Immediate Release

Contact: David Jwanier, media relations associate, 610-740-3790.

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Allentown, PA (January 26, 2009)—Cedar Crest College has invited Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Judi Hampton, an internationally renowned public relations consultant, executive coach and diversity management expert, for an intensive visit to campus from January 27-29. Hampton will conduct classes, seminars, workshops, and lectures and will meet with students and faculty members informally throughout the week to share her practical knowledge in the areas of workplace dynamics and communication.

Some of the more interesting events planned include a meeting with the Student Nursing Association to discuss conflict resolution in the female-dominated profession on Tuesday, January 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; a Unity Council lunch discussion on how the Civil Rights Movement can inspire today’s diversity leaders on Wednesday, January 28, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.; and a meeting with members of the school newspaper, The Crestiad, to discuss “How to Write and Talk about Diversity with Honesty and Ease” on Thursday, January 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

On Wednesday, January 28, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Hampton will share her unique perspective with the public during a free program titled, “Leadership at All Levels,” in which she will discuss how people can be effective leaders at work, in the community, and within their families—regardless of their relative status. The program, which is part of Cedar Crest College’s Women’s Leadership Series, will be held in Harmon Hall.

Hampton is principal of Judi Hampton Public Relations, a consulting firm that specializes in executive coaching and professional development workshops. Among other noteworthy career achievements, she was the first full-time media spokesperson for Mobil Corporation, and since 1998 she has served as President of Blackside, producers of Eye on the Prize, the Emmy Award-winning documentary series on the Civil Rights Movement, and other acclaimed films. While at Cedar Crest, she will host a Producer’s Talk to discuss Eye on the Prize with members of the campus community on Tuesday, January 27, from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

About the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows program:

The Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows program, which is administered by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) in Washington, DC, brings prominent artists, diplomats, journalists, business leaders, and other professionals to campuses across the United States for a week-long residential program of classes, seminars, workshops, lectures, and informal discussions. For 35 years, the Visiting Fellows have been introducing students and faculty members at liberal arts colleges to a wide range of perspectives on life, society, community, and achievement.


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