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
Hamline’s Dean of Students Alan Sickbert was not, “Jozie is
energetic, a devoted campus leader, and deeply committed to social
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.
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.
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
Academically, Nummi is busy with a major in global studies, double
minors in legal studies and social justice, and a German language proficiency
“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