Written by Allison Kelly
Willimantic, Conn. - Eastern Connecticut State University senior Josh Lockheed participated in the American Humanics Leadership/Management Institute (AHMI) held Jan. 4-7 in Indianapolis, IN. Lockheed is a member of the Eastern chapter of American Humanics (AH), a nationwide alliance of colleges, universities, non-profit agencies and professional organizations dedicated to preparing and certifying undergraduate students for careers in the nonprofit sector.
For students earning American Humanics certification in nonprofit leadership and management, AHMI is the culmination of their educational experiences. AH offers a unique opportunity for students to network with nonprofit executives, participate in case studies and a national collegiate dialogue, attend workshops led by experts in nonprofit studies, and participate in interviews for nonprofit professional positions. This year's keynote speakers at AHMI included Robert Egger, founder and president of the Washington, D.C. Central Kitchen, and Jim Morris, president of Pacers Sports and Entertainment in Indianapolis and former director of the United Nations World Food Program.
Founded in 1948, American Humanics is affiliated with more than 70 colleges and universities nationwide including Eastern Connecticut State University, and partners with more than 60 national nonprofit organizations including March of Dimes, YMCA, and Girl Scouts of the USA.