Waco Rotary and Free Enterprise Seminars Set for June 1-4

May 20, 1997

About 55 high school students from throughout Central Texas will attend the Leadership and Free Enterprise Seminar at Baylor University June 1-4.

The seminar is jointly sponsored by the Waco clubs of Rotary International and the Center for Private Enterprise at Baylor. Sessions will be held during the morning, afternoon and evening hours at the Hankamer School of Business with group excursions planned during the morning and afternoon.

Students who recently have completed their junior year in high school and have maintained excellence in academics and leadership are nominated for the seminar by high school counselors and Rotarians in their communities. Half of the students who will attend are from Waco and others are from the Waco area.

Dr. W. James Truitt, professor and chair of economics and the Herman W. Lay Professor of Private Enterprise, is the acting director of the Center for Private Enterprise. Dr. James W. Henderson, associate professor and the Ben H. Williams Professor of Economics at Baylor, will direct the seminar.

Highlights will include lectures on business communications, the United States and Mexico economic relations, sexual harassment, the economy of professional sports, multicultural awareness and many others. Dr. Allen Seward, associate professor of finance and insurance, will lecture on the Chinese takeover of Hong Kong and will show the mini-series Noble House , which addresses that topic.

In addition, area entrepreneurs and Waco Rotarians will discuss their professions and current opportunities.

The seminar also will include tours of the M&M Mars plant, Raytheon and the Dr Pepper Museum where students can observe industry assembly lines.

For more information, call the Baylor Department of Economics at 755-2263.

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