Internationally known author and motivational speaker Zig Ziglar will be honored at the dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Zig Ziglar Center for Ethical Leadership at Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma on Friday, November 7, at 4 p.m. Located at 6729 NW 39th Expressway in the Royce Brown Building
, the Ziglar Center will honor the life and legacy of Zig Ziglar in partnership with the Ziglar, Inc. of Dallas, Texas. Ziglar, Inc. and SNU are creating a new forum and format for expanding the study of ethical leadership. The dedication and ribbon cutting is open to the public and media.
The event will feature a number of speakers, including: Tom Ziglar, CEO, Ziglar Inc.; Mike Ingram, Principal, Eldorado Holdings; Hugh Morton, President, Peachtree Homes; Brad Moore, President, Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions; Ron Mercer, Past President, Xerox Canada, Founding Partner, Mercer Adams Funeral Home; Dr. Larry Lindsay, Chief of Staff, Indiana Wesleyan University; and Dr. Loren Gresham, President; Southern Nazarene University.
A birthday celebration will follow the ribbon-cutting with a birthday cake to be presented to Mr. Zig Ziglar.
The mission of the Ziglar Center is to be an academic center of excellence for the study and practice of ethical leadership. In so doing, the Ziglar Center honors the life and legacy of Zig Ziglar with the vision of developing a cadre of world-changing leaders who think with clarity, act with integrity, and serve with purpose. The center seeks to serve four key constituencies - students, professionals, “for profit” and “not-for-profit” organizations.
Over time the Zig Ziglar Center for Ethical Leadership at Southern Nazarene University will be a center for excellence for:
• Ethical Leadership Training and Development
• Undergraduate Leadership Formation
• Graduate Ethical Leadership Education
• Ethical Leadership Research
The Ziglar Center for Ethical Leadership is the result of a collaborative effort between Southern Nazarene University and Ziglar, Inc. of Addison, Texas. The center is a not-for-profit, interdisciplinary academic center housed at Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma (Greater Oklahoma City). Southern Nazarene University is a Christian liberal arts college located in Bethany, Oklahoma. Started in 1899, it is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.
For more information about the Zig Ziglar Center for Ethical Leadership, call 405.717.6220, or visit the Web site at www.ziglarcenter.com.
Tue, November 4, 2008
by Carol Wight