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Nine days and 7,000 miles later, Providence College student Elizabeth Jennes ’14 (Lexington, Ky.) understands the ethics of business on an international scale a whole lot better.
A finance major, Jennes was one of 17 students from around the world chosen to participate in the World Youth Forum (WYF) for Ethics in Business in Brussels, Belgium. The forum is an opportunity for youth to address decision makers in international business and politics.
Jennes and her peers attended workshops that focused on skills such as public speaking and business ethics. They trained at Hasselt University. This year, the World Forum for Ethics in Business incorporated aspects from the Art of Living, a non-profit humanitarian organization founded in 1981 by philanthropist and spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. In addition to their workshops, Jennes and her peers woke early every morning to meditate and experience part of this movement’s culture.
Michelle La France ’14 (Bristol, Conn.) has dedicated herself to raising money and awareness of Alzheimer’s disease because of her family’s experience with the devastating symptoms of dementia.
La France, a health policy and management major, created “A Walk to Remember” as her project in an independent study with Dr. Robert B. Hackey, professor of health policy and management. La France’s motivation to organize the memory walk is certainly personal. Her father, Richard La France, was diagnosed with Lewy body dementia, which shares many of the same cognitive and physical symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.