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Marine Corps Panel to Discuss Leadership and Diversity

SAINT LOUIS – Fontbonne University will welcome five members of the United States Marine Corps as they gather on campus Friday, June 24, to discuss “Leadership in a Diverse World: How Current Events are Shaping the Next Generation of Leaders.”

The panel discussion is part of Marine Week in St. Louis and will take place from noon – 1 p.m. in the Lewis Room of Fontbonne’s Jack C. Taylor Library. Charlie Brennan, a talk show host at KMOX Radio, will serve as moderator.

The discussion is expected to explore the common bond that Marines share and how their deployed experiences have introduced them to a variety of political perceptions, as well as linguistic, cultural, governmental and religious differences. The presentation at Fontbonne will provide an opportunity for these officers to describe their unique backgrounds and their views on diversity, discuss their transformation into Marines, share their experiences with the audience and reflect on the difference this has made in their growth as Marines and individuals.

The senior member of the panel will be Maj. Gen. Anthony L. Jackson, currently serving as Commanding General, Marine Corps Installations West at Camp Pendleton, just outside of San Diego, Calif. The command comprises seven Marine Corps bases in the Southwestern United States.

Other panelists will include Maj. Antonio Scoffield, Capt. Gavin Henry, Capt. Joseph Wydeven and 1st Lt. Catherine Cunningham.

This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. RSVP by Wednesday, June 22, by contacting Brigid Thayer at 314.889.1437 or

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