Henderson alum completes leadership program

Phillip Turner, a 2014 graduate of Henderson State University, was one of 12 students this spring completing the Emerging Leaders Program sponsored by Wal-Mart. The national program places minority undergraduate students in an internship on Capitol Hill or in a federal agency, offering first-hand experience in public policymaking and professional development.

Students attend lectures and networking seminars, gain training in legislative writing and research skills, and receive mentoring.

Turner, a public administration/business major, interned for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and will soon start graduate school.