IOPL Announces Graduation of 52nd Class of Fellows


IOPL Announces Graduation of 52nd Class of Fellows

Spring 2015 Class Photo_Cropped

Greensboro, NC – The North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership graduated its 52nd class of Fellows on Saturday, May 9, 2015 on the campus on the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The Institute is a non-partisan, nonprofit leadership organization founded in 1987 to improve the practice of democracy in North Carolina. Our mission is to educate future political and community leaders in modern campaign strategy, ethical decision making, and governance, such that its participants will have a sound grounding in ethical behavior, consensus building, and cooperative and collaborative leadership. No other program in North Carolina offers such a comprehensive curriculum in strategic non-partisan political leadership development. Fellow Linda Lutz delivered the invocation, followed by Fellow Matthew Turrentine who delivered remarks on behalf of the class. The Honorable Jon Hardister, House Member of the North Carolina General Assembly, gave the commencement speech. Diplomas were awarded to the graduates by Representative Hardister and and Executive Director R. Ross Harris.

NC IOPL offers two annual Fellows classes in the fall and spring. Graduates of the fifty-first class with join an alumni network of more than 1000 graduates of the NC IOPL Fellows Program, individuals who have served and continue to serve the citizens of North Carolina.

The graduates of the 52st class of Fellows are as follows:

Chris Adams, Greensboro
Hailey Barringer, Greensboro
Linda Lutz, Apex
Logan Martin, Winston-Salem
Katelyn Morton, Greensboro
Nobie Thrasher, Matthews
Matthew Turrentine, Raleigh
Keisha Villarreal, Cary
Matthew White, Greensboro
Brad Young, Raleigh

Photo courtesy of James Piedad
L to R: Brad Young, Hailey Barringer, Linda Lutz, Logan Martin, Matthew White, Nobie Thrasher, Katelyn Morton, Keisha Villarreal, Matthew Turrentine. Not Pictured: Chris Adams
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