(Posted August 30, 2006)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Rejane Frederick, a senior at Juniata College from Huntingdon, Pa. studying biology and politics, was selected as one of 51 college students nationwide to participate in the Kellogg Collegiate Women of Color Leadership Institute at the Mt. Washington Conference Center in Baltimore, Md. in August. The program is sponsored by the Foundation for Independent Higher Education. Frederick, the daughter of Kenneth and Athena Frederick of Huntingdon, attended the four-day conference in mid-August, one day of which was spent touring the Central Intelligence Agency headquarters. The participants will hear a variety of speakers at the conference and will meet with women leaders at the CIA during their tour of the facilities. Each student will receive a $2,500 stipend to fund a leadership project on their home campus or in the surrounding community in the upcoming 206-2007 academic year. The students also will be assigned a mentor at the conference, a female executive in a corporation, nonprofit organization or a government agency. The mentors and students will meet at the conference and remain in touch throughout the year. The program is funded through a major donation from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek, Mich. Other sponsors include BP Foundation, Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, the W.K. Kellogg Corp., HSBC, TIAA-CREF, and the Central Intelligence Agency.

Contact April Feagley at feaglea@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.