When Damelsa Hatmil first arrived on CSI’s campus back in 2013, the SEEK Counseling Team recognized her leadership potential from the start. So it was, that they nominated her last June to be one of two CSI representatives to the CUNY Student Leadership Academy, a retreat organized annually by the CUNY Office of Special Programs. The goal of the Academy is to prepare students to become leaders at their home schools and within CUNY. Part of this initiative is a group called United Leaders of CUNY (ULC) which provides a continuing forum for leadership development throughout the year. Damelsa is now part of ULC’s Executive Board, as the newly elected Vice Chair for SEEK Affairs. As a member of ULC, Damelsa attends regular meetings in New York City and reports that learning how to conduct herself professionally at a meeting or business lunch is just one of the skills she has gained through participating. During the spring, the new Vice Chair expects to be actively involved in SEEK’s citywide 50th anniversary celebrations, among other activities. Damelsa is one of a number of outstanding SEEK students who always seem motivated to excel.
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