Escondido college student named to leadership program

Tracy Gates is a senior at Morningside College.
Tracy Gates is a senior at Morningside College.

Morningside College senior Tracy Gates from Escondido is one of 22 emerging student leaders selected to be part of the inaugural class of the Connie Wimer Women’s Leadership Program. Gates, a senior, is a biology major.

The new leadership program is named in honor of alumna Connie Wimer, an active Iowa business leader and member of the Morningside College Board of Directors. Wimer has championed leadership development for women and their advancement throughout her career.

The semester-long, co-curricular program at Morningside is designed to help undergraduate women accelerate their professional growth through seminars, workshops, and other events focused on personal leadership development, negotiation, skill building, networking and ethical behavior training. Faculty and staff nominated students for the program, and a steering committee selected the participants.

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