Hamline News

June 04, 2010

Hamline junior Jozie Nummi is selected to attend prestigious leadership summit

 

Jozie Nummi, a Hamline University junior, was one of only fifty students from around the world selected to attend the prestigious Hesselbein Student Leadership Summit at the University of Pittsburgh this summer. The summit connects students with mentors in order to strengthen their leadership skills and apply them to real-world situations.

“I was pretty flabbergasted,” Nummi said about being selected to attend the summit.

Hamline’s Dean of Students Alan Sickbert was not, “Jozie is energetic, a devoted campus leader, and deeply committed to social justice."

Nummi is heavily involved in the Commitment to Community program at Hamline which focuses on diversity education and aims to increase student participation in community relations and service projects. Her commitment to social justice has also led her to become an active member of NCORE, the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity.

Her involvement doesn’t stop there. Nummi works on the Fulcrum, the Hamline University literary publication, competes on the women’s swim team, and this fall she will work with incoming first-year students as a new student mentor.

The Hesselbein summit is not the first time her leadership and involvement has been recognized. Nummi was selected to the National Residence Hall Honorary, which salutes the top 1% of student leaders living on campuses across the globe.

Academically, Nummi is busy with a major in global studies, double minors in legal studies and social justice, and a German language proficiency certificate.

“In the classroom I am learning theory, outside of the classroom I am putting it into practice,” Nummi said. “You cannot just learn about social justice in the classroom you have to get out and actively work for it.”