Registration open for MTSU Honors College True Bl...

Registration open for MTSU Honors College True Blue Leadership Day

An array of five leaders from the fields of business, law, military, academia, athletics and nonprofit organizations is headlining the annual University Honors College’s True Blue Leadership Day Friday, April 6, at MTSU.

The daylong event, held in the Paul W. Martin Sr. Honors Building, brings practitioners from a variety of professions to share their leadership experiences with MTSU students, faculty and others. Speakers include MTSU alumni, an athlete-turned Navy SEAL, a lawyer, a nonprofit leader and more.

Dr. Colby Jubenville

Dr. Colby Jubenville

Lindy Boots

Lindy Boots

The MTSU Circle of Omicron Kappa Delta, or ODK, and the Honors College are sponsoring the event, which is free and open to the public. To find parking, visit

The schedule includes:

• 9:45 to 10:20 a.m. — Registration and refreshments.

• 10:20 to 11:15 a.m. — Dr. Colby B. Jubenville, special assistant to the dean, College of Behavioral and Health Sciences, “Developing the Relational Leader Inside You.”

• 11:30 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. — Lindy Boots, human resources manager, Becton, Dickinson and Company, “What an HR Manager Wants You to Know About Interviewing.”

• 12:40 to 1:35 p.m. — Elliott Ozment, attorney, Ozment Law, “Elements of the Leadership of Abraham Lincoln.”

• 1:50 to 2:45 p.m. — Steve Tybor, president and executive director, Eight Days of Hope, “Nonprofit Leadership: The Simple Idea of Serving.”

• 3 to 3:55 p.m. — Jason Kuhn, leadership consultant, Stonewall Solutions, “The Fundamentals of Winning.”

• 4 p.m. — reception in lobby.

Steve Tybor

Steve Tybor

Elliott Ozment

Elliott Ozment

Ozment and Kuhn are MTSU alumni. Ozment also is a member of ODK, a, a national leadership honor society. Kuhn is a former MTSU baseball player and Navy SEAL. Boots is speaking at the True Blue Leadership Day for the second time.

Jason Kuhn

“We are honored to welcome five outstanding individuals who will share leadership lessons from their personal and professional experiences,” said Susan Lyons, Honors College and campus ODK coordinator.

“These leaders have distinguished themselves in service to their schools, business organizations, communities, and country, and will inspire those who attend to pursue excellence in leadership,” Lyons added.

Seating is limited, so attendees should register by emailing Lyons at

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