Students invited to join national conversation

Three students from the Department of Journalism and Media Studies traveled to the Midwest this weekend to participate in a National Millennial Community summit event. Leyla Gillespie-Porras, Felipe Loza and Crystal Gomez were among a select group of students chosen from a national applicant pool to attend a three-day series of meetings in Omaha, Nebraska, and Kansas City, Missouri.

The meetings were designed to connect millennial and Generation Z students from across the country with business leaders and key media influencers. These connections are meant to foster “think tank” dialogue in an effort to build cross-generational relationships and ultimately help close generation gaps.

The National Millennial Community was founded in 2015 by Bill Imada, Chairman and Chief Connectivity Officer of IW Group, Inc. According to information published on the official NMC website, Imada is using his organization to “bring together a community of millennial thinkers who strive to change the conversation about the millennial generation.”

Photo: From left: NMSU journalism students Leyla Gillespie-Porras, Felipe Loza and Crystal Gomez pose for a photo Monday at a National Millennial Community event in Omaha, Nebraska. They were among a select group of students invited to attend the three-day series of meetings in Omaha, Nebraska, and Kansas City, Missouri. Representatives from the Omaha Chamber of Commerce, Spreetail, Flywheel, Union Pacific Railroad and Mutual of Omaha, among others, were present to meet with students during the event. One of the topics discussed was the need for young and diverse professionals to relocate to Omaha. (Courtesy Photo)


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