Leadership in politics to be talk topic Oct. 20 at Gettysburg College

GETTYSBURG, Pa. - A lecture on leadership and politics will take place Oct. 20 at Gettysburg College.

Nancy Bocskor, former chief of staff to Congressman Newt Gingrich, will talk at 8 p.m. in Pennsylvania Hall's Lyceum. Her talk will focus on inspiring passionate leadership in future political leaders. The event is open to the public at no charge.

Bocskor began her political career in then-freshman Congressman Newt Gingrich's office. She was chief of staff on Capitol Hill as a campaign manager, fundraiser and political educator. In 1990, Bocskor started the Nancy Bocskor Company, a political consulting firm specializing in fundraising and training for officeholders, candidates and campaign workers. She is a member of the board of directors of the Women's Campaign School at Yale University, where she chairs the school's curriculum committee. She is on the board of Running Start, an organization that encourages young women to run for office and Food for Thought, an organization promoting education in Liberia. Named a "Rising Star in Politics" by Campaigns & Elections magazine, she was featured in the PBS documentary, "Vote for Me: Politics in America." She has served as a political analyst for CNN and has appeared on C-SPAN.

Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with approximately 2,600 students. It is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania. The college was founded in 1832.

Posted: Fri, 10 Oct 2008




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