Two King’s College students and an administrator were selected to attend the three-day Student Leadership Ambassador Summit (SALT) of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) held recently at Loyola University in Maryland.
The group was among representatives from almost 50 other colleges and universities from across the country.
The purpose of the summit was to cultivate skills, passion, and knowledge about international relief and development among US college students. During the summit, delegates received training on media and communications, campus organizing, and advocacy and learned first-hand from CRS overseas staff about topics such as the current state of refugees and how climate change is impacting the poor.
Each delegation made legislative visits to their representatives in Congress as the culmination of the summit.
During the current academic year, the student leaders will help to educate the King’s campus on the realities of the world’s most vulnerable populations and the need for global solidarity.
Pictured, from left, is Margaret Kowalsky, director of the King’s Office of Study Abroad; and student ambassadors Elizabeth Novak and Megan McGowan.