Students attend American Multicultural Student Leadership Conference

April 11, 2013

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PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — Fifteen University of Wisconsin-Platteville students attended the American Multicultural Student Leadership Conference at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. This year’s conference theme was “Be Brilliant, Be Bold, Be the Change.”

Students were able to interact with other multicultural students from campuses across the state, and attend leadership sessions, poster presentations and performance arts.

Keynote speakers for the conference were Wing Young Huie, award winning Asian American photographer, and Esera Tuaolo, the first former NFL player to openly admit to being gay.

Lakisha Clinton, junior political science major from Milwaukee, Wis., presented a poster at the conference titled “Science is Everywhere” representing what she learned at the Engineering Ambassadors Workshop at Pennsylvania State University last summer. Clinton was inspired to present to a poster while attending AMSLC last year.

“The AMSLC conference was an amazing experience which allowed me to network with other students and learn new information,” said Clinton. “My poster presentation was personal because as a child I attended a program similar to the Engineering Ambassadors program which, allowed me to look forward to opportunities after high school. This presentation made me feel brilliant and bold enough to make a change.”

Other students who attended the conference were Jaime Arreguin, Emily Bobke, Audera Cox, Ebony Darden-Murphy, Jorge Huerta, Kassandra Huerta, Rachel Kulack, Nicole Maala, Nayan Patel, Gabriela Rivera, Carrie Robbins, Chou Vang, Kong Vang and Teng Yang.

The students were able to attend the conference thanks to campus partners who contributed to the conference including the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Multicultural Students Affairs, UW-Platteville Foundation, Admission and Enrollment Management, and the Office of the Provost.

Contact: Kari Hill, UW-Platteville Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, (608) 342-1555,

Formatted by: Nicole Smith, UW-Platteville University Information and Communications, (608) 342-1194,

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