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Advance Team 2006-07

The Advance Team with Senator John Glenn and Secretary Richard Riley in September 2006

Meet the Riley Institute 2006-07 Advance Team members! The 2006-07 Advance Team was led by the Riley Institute Advance Team member Elizabeth Goss.

The Advance Team has the rare opportunity of meeting and spending time with fascinating and well-known individuals. In September, the Advance Team was afforded one of those opportunities. They met and had breakfast with former United States Senator and astronaut, John Glenn, and had time to ask Senator Glenn questions. Senator Glenn delivered the keynote address to kickoff the Riley Institute National Conference, "The Environment: Critical Issues of the 21st Century."

Other highlights for the students included their annual trip to Columbia for the Second Wilkins Leadership Award Dinner in January 2007. Guest speakers for this years event were former United States senators Howard Baker and Nancy Kassebaum Baker. In April, the Riley Institute held an International Conference, "The European Union and the United States:Partners for Peace or Global Competitors?"  

Also in April. the Advance Team coordinated and implemented an event, Mix-it-Up-Day, which took place in the Daniel Dining Hall. The Furman students were encouraged to mix-it-up and sit and talk with someone new.