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Emerging Public Leaders

Emerging Public Leaders

The Riley Institute’s Emerging Public Leaders program is in hiatus. Over the past fifteen years,
260 young people have emerged as community leaders with the support of EPL, bringing fresh
energy and commitment to their schools and communities.


Our great thanks to them and to the many Furman professors and leaders from across the state
who have served as faculty members.

EPL in the News

News stories about Emerging Public Leaders (EPL) participants are grouped together by the year in which they
participated in the EPL program. If you click on the year, the link will take you to that year's homepage. 


2018-19

Bayan Abunijem, a senior at Greenville Tech Charter High School in Greenville, has organized a self-defense workshop to help lower domestic violence rates in South Carolina. Read more

Blanton Newman, a senior at J.L. Mann High School in Greenville, has organized a “Festival of Friendship” to bring together the “abled” and “differently abled” in our community. Read more

Winners and awards of the 2018-19 EPL class are announced. Read more

Program Sponsors

Emerging Public Leaders' Sponsors 
 

Emerging Public Leaders (EPL) , a program of the Riley Institute at Furman, is made possible with generous support from the following individuals/organizations. 

Many thanks to all of you!

Emerging Public Leaders Class of 2019-20

The Riley Institute at Furman welcomed the 2019-20 Emerging Public Leaders (EPL) to Furman's campus June 16-20, 2019 for a week filled with activities and opportunities to learn about public leadership.

Eighteen rising high school seniors from across South Carolina have been accepted for EPL's 17th class, bringing the total number of students who have participated in the program to 267. For the Schedule of Activities, click here.

Emerging Public Leaders Class of 2018-19

The Riley Institute at Furman welcomed the 2018-19 Emerging Public Leaders (EPL) to Furman's campus June 17-22, 2018 for a week filled with activities and opportunities to learn about public leadership.

Sixteen rising high school seniors from across South Carolina have been accepted for EPL's 16th class, bringing the total number of students who have participated in the program to 249. For the Schedule of Activities, click here.

Emerging Public Leaders Class of 2017-18

The Riley Institute at Furman will welcome the 2017-18 Emerging Public Leaders (EPL) to Furman's campus June 18-23, 2017 for a week filled with activities and opportunities to learn about public leadership.

Eighteen rising high school seniors from across South Carolina have been accepted for EPL's 15th class, bringing the total number of students who have participated in the program to 228. For the Schedule of Activities, click here.

Emerging Public Leaders Class of 2016-17

The Riley Institute at Furman welcomed the 2016-17 Emerging Public Leaders (EPL) to Furman's campus June 19-24, 2016 for a week filled with activities and opportunities to learn about public leadership. This year's participants came from various high schools throughout South Carolina. For the Schedule of Activities, click here.

To view each student's project description by region, click here.

Emerging Public Leaders Class of 2015-16

The Riley Institute at Furman welcomed the 2015-16 Emerging Public Leaders (EPL) to Furman's campus June 22 - 26, 2015 for a week filled with activities and opportunities to learn about public leadership. This year's participants came from various high schools throughout South Carolina. For the Schedule of Activities, click here.

Emerging Public Leaders Class of 2014-15

The Riley Institute at Furman welcomed the 2014-15 Emerging Public Leaders (EPL) to Furman's campus June 22 - 28, 2014 for a week filled with activities and opportunities to learn about public leadership. This year's participants came from various high schools throughout South Carolina and North Carolina.

For the Schedule of Activities, click here.

To read about this program in the  Furman Edge, click here

Emerging Public Leaders Class of 2012-13

The Riley Institute at Furman welcomed the 2012-13 Emerging Public Leaders (EPL) to Furman's campus June 24 - 30, 2012 for a week filled with activities and opportunities to learn about public leadership. This year's participants come from various high schools throughout South Carolina. To view the Schedule of Activities, click here.

Welcome the 2012-13 student participants: