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Study Abroad Program in Beijing, China last summer.

Study Abroad Program in Beijing, China last summer.

Stephen Pennink, "Chancellor for a Day" February 10, 2010

Name tagStephen Pennink, a native of Fayetteville and a senior majoring in finance, served as Fayetteville State University’s (FSU) "Chancellor for a Day" on February 10, 2010. Stephen has an outstanding academic record, is a member of the Honors Program, and an active participant in many organizations. He is a member of the Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute, the Opportunity Funding Corporation-Venture Challenge (OFC-VC), the Finance Club, and Students in Free Enterprise.  He serves as Vice President of the Society for the Advancement of Management (S.A.M.S.). 

As Chancellor for a Day, he wanted to know "what it takes on a normal day to manage all the operations on campus while still boosting the morale of students and the campus environment."

Pennink begins his day with the Chancellor’s Cabinet Meeting. Cabinet Stephen Chancellor James Anderson and Stephen
Pennink begins his day
with the Chancellor’s
Cabinet Meeting.
"The textbook rental
system is good, but
needs some changes."
Chancellor James Anderson presents Stephen with a
certificate at the Cabinet Meeting.
Stephen talking to students in the cafeteria Stephen talking to students in the cafeteria Stephen talking to faculty in the cafeteria Stephen talking to staff in the cafeteria

In the Cafeteria, Chancellor Pennink chats with students, staff, and faculty. Some students congratulate him, some ask for changes, and one faculty member wanted a raise.

Vice Chancellor Haynie, the Chancellor and Stephen Vice Chancellor Haynie and Stephen The Chancellor presented Stephen with a Chancellor for a Day shirt The Chancellor presented Stephen with a book

Student Affairs Vice Chancellor Haynie and the Chancellor listen to Stephen’s views on the need for a new and updated residential hall.

The Chancellor presented Stephen with a Chancellor for a Day shirt, and an autographed copy of Anderson’s book on Transformative Leadership, and other gifts.

Stephen and the Chancellor Stephen chats with the Chancellor, Dr. Yali Li and French Intern, Celine Charron Stephen, the Chancellor and French Intern, Celine Charron Along with members of the Chancellor’s Cabinet, Stephen inspects the Nursing Building, now under construction on the campus
The Chancellor presented Stephen with a special portfolio. Stephen chats with the Chancellor, Dr. Yali Li and French Intern, Celine Charron.

Stephen inspects the construction of the Nursing Building.

Thanks for the opportunity"Thanks for the opportunity to serve and thanks for a great day of learning so many new things about the many campus functions. I learned that a university is like a corporation and that a Chancellor must truly love his job and be passionate about sculpting students to become successful leaders within the community. The Chancellor, the faculty, and staff have motivated me to believe in myself, and I know that with hard work and faith, I can be a success. I am not afraid to take on challenges."

Currently, Stephen is engaged in an internship with the Small Business Administration and looks forward to a career in finance.

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