By Darel James / Staff Writer

Students are invited to attend the 6th annual Beverly O’Neil student leadership conference Friday, April 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in T1200 at the LAC.

Dennis Espinoza, 19, an aerospace engineering major, said, “I’m looking forward to reinforcing my leadership skills and learning new things.”

Organizers say students should look forward to workshops aimed toward developing efficient leadership, financial, networking and study skills at the event. The conference was named after the former Long Beach mayor and LBCC president. A workshop focusing on stress also will be featured during the conference.

“This should be a great opportunity for students to communicate and grow knowledge,” said Student Life coordinator Maya Cardenas.

Viking volunteer hours also can be earned during the event. Students who plan to attend are required to be present for the whole conference to receive credit.

Registration for the event began Monday, Feb. 3 and ended Monday, April 7. Breakfast will be served during the early morning of the event and a visit from O’Neil is expected near its closing.  For more information, students may visit E117 at the LAC, EE102 at the PCC or call (562) 938-3088 or (562) 938-4978.