Student Leaders Gather to Find Their 'Inner Rock Star'

Success speaker Dayna Steele speaks to Geneseo student leaders on  finding their inner rock star.

GENESEO, N.Y. - More than 230 SUNY Geneseo student leaders from all areas of campus are on campus for the third annual Student Leadership Symposium Aug. 23-24, which is focusing this year on enjoying college life through a healthy lifestyle. The keynote speaker for the event, success speaker Dayna Steele, opened the symposium with an address titled "Find Your Inner Rock Star: Living a Healthy and Balanced Lifestyle."

Residence hall assistants, captains from athletic teams, student government officers and leaders from Greek and other organizations are among those participating in the symposium to kick off the academic year. Classes begin at Geneseo Aug. 27.

Steele is a nationally known business author, social media evangelist and a Hall of Fame radio personality. She has interviewed numerous rock stars to learn of their pathway to success and addressed Geneseo's student leaders on how to succeed using her "Rock Star Principles of Success." Watch Steele discuss her rock star principles.

"Dayna brought a high level of energy to our symposium and her message of finding your inner rock star resonated well with our student leaders," said Tom Matthews, associate dean of leadership and service at Geneseo. "Our student leaders all have specific leadership roles on campus and all are benefiting from the symposium conversations about the importance of a healthy lifestyle."

The student leaders also are attending Geneseo Opportunity for Leadership Development (GOLD) workshops, all focusing on a healthy lifestyle. GOLD programs are available to all Geneseo students throughout the year to complement their academic studies.

A key session during the symposium for the student leaders was bystander intervention training. Geneseo's award-winning Stand Up for One Another program has been recognized by a number of organizations within higher education. The program educates students on the dangers of substance abuse, empowers them to make right choices and to look out for each other's welfare.

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