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Dr. Melanie Storms Named VP of Saint Leo University Worldwide r. William J. Lennox Jr., president of Saint Leo University, has D announced the appointment of Dr. Melanie Storms as vice president of the newly created Saint Leo University Worldwide Division, effective June 27, 2016. Dr. Storms has served in a leadership capacity in higher education for nearly 15 years, most recently as vice president of the College of Health Sciences for Walden University. She previously served as vice president of the College of Social and Behavioral Science and as dean of the School of Psychology for Walden. She also was president of Argosy University-Tampa Campus for more than six years. She has extensive experience with both programmatic and regional accreditation. As a university administrator, Dr. Storms has worked with traditional graduate student populations, as well as adult learners at the graduate and undergraduate levels in campusbased and online settings. Her experience positions her to lead Saint Leo’s online and on-ground education center programs through SLU Worldwide. Dr. Storms earned her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from the University of Central Florida, and her master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the Florida Institute of Technology. The new Saint Leo University Worldwide Division represents the university’s commitment to providing convenient classes to students wherever and whenever they need. In addition to its University Campus location, Saint Leo’s students may take classes at its more than 40 education centers and offices, online, or through videoconferencing and telecommuting. Evening and weekend Dr. Melanie Storms classes are offered for students’ convenience. About Saint Leo University Saint Leo University is a regionally accredited, liberalarts based institution known for an inclusive Catholic heritage, enduring values, and a capacity for innovation. The school was chartered in 1889 by Catholic Benedictine monks in rural Pasco County, FL, making Saint Leo the first Catholic college in the state. Saint Leo provides access to education to people of all faiths, emphasizing NEW TAMPA JUNIORETTES he GFWC New Tampa Juniorettes recently held its installation and awards banquet. The club graduated EDUCATIONAL NEWS T 10 seniors this year, its largest group ever. Graduating seniors Jessica Korver, Bailey Rhodes, Christina DeAngelis, Angela Larson, and Erica Winfrey each were awarded scholarships. Incoming President Isabel Tomsich, a Tampa Palms resident, announced the theme she selected for next year: Changing the World Always Needs Volunteers. In her speech to club members, Isabel explained that “being a volunteer isn’t about the time spent volunteering, it’s about the impact we have when we do it. And if one volunteer can be powerful, imagine how powerful we, the New Tampa Juniorettes, can be. We have the power to change not only one person’s life, but the power to change the world.” The New Tampa Juniorettes are the youngest members of GFWC Florida Federation of Women’s Clubs. The program for the Benedictine philosophy of balanced growth of mind, body, and spirit. The university welcomes learners from all generations and backgrounds, from civilian occupations and the armed forces, and from across the country and more than 60 nations around the world. Saint Leo’s nearly 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students may elect to study at the beautiful University Campus in Florida, at more than 40 teaching locations in seven states, or online from any location. The university’s degree programs range from the associate to the doctorate. Through these rich offerings, Saint Leo develops principled leaders for a challenging world. Saint Leo University boasts nearly 80,000 alumni in all 50 states, Washington, DC, five U.S. territories, and 72 countries.• BY MARY MCCOY, UNIVERSITY WRITER & MEDIA RELATIONS middle and high school girls offers fun, friendship and community service. The girls participate in community service projects they select themselves with rewarding results. Many girls use their Juniorette service hours for scholarships and National Honor Society credits. Some of the many projects the girls were involved in this past year include Feeding America, the Breast Cancer Walk, Miles for Moffit, Canine Companions Bark in the Park, and Pinwheels for Prevention. While the Club takes a brief break over the summer after the State Juniorette meeting in June, this fall the New Tampa Juniorettes will be accepting new members age 12-18. The Club meets the third Monday of each month (new location - the New Tampa Library). Please visit our website for club and membership information at www.GFWCNewTampaJuniors.org/Juniorettes or email Juniorettes@ GFWC New TampaJuniors.org. Come change the world with us! • 12 To advertise call 813.501.4894 Lifestyles at Live Oak Preserve / AUGUST 2016


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