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July 15, 1998
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Thirty-five members of the Florida State football team – including Lamont Green, Dexter Jackson and Travis Minor – will take part in the second annual Seminole Leadership Institute, Thursday through Sunday on the FSU campus. The event, directed by the FSU Athletics Office of Student Development, is aimed at developing leadership potential in student-athletes.
“One of the most important characteristics in athletics is leadership and that is what this weekend is all about,” said FSU Director of Student Development Pam Overton. “We will try to bring leadership qualities out of the participants and in turn, get them to positively-influence their peers.
“Our football players at Florida State have so much potential and we want to help them reach their heights as people and as players.”
The three-day gathering first took place last August with members of the Seminole football program. Another seminar was held in January for leaders from all other Florida State teams.
This weekend’s agenda will include topics in: leadership, attitude, character, communication, team unity and media training. Guess presenters will include: Guy Troupe, Director of National Football League Player Programs; E.J. Junior, Miami Dolphins Director of Player Programs; Ron Stratten, NCAA Group Executive Director of Educational Services; and Dr. Joe Carnley, a Dale Carnegie Instructor. A number of local media personalities will also participate in the seminar.