Regina Dominican’s annual Junior High Leadership Conference (JHLC) will be held Tuesday, October 4, 2016.
Regina Dominican sponsors the event in collaboration with Notre Dame College Prep. The day begins with leadership based small group exercises run by the Regina Dominican and Notre Dame student council officers. The event will conclude with our keynote speaker Dina Bair from WGN-TV.
Dina Bair is an Emmy award-winning journalist who is currently the anchor for WGN Midday News. In addition, she is the medical reporter for the “Medical Watch” segments on WGN Midday News, WGN Evening News and WGN News at Nine.
In 2013, Dina traveled to Italy to cover the election of the new Pope. She reported live from Vatican City.
Dina is the recipient of numerous awards including nine Emmy awards, a Peter Lisagor award from the Society of Professional Journalists, and multiple Associated Press awards for both anchoring and reporting. Dina was named a Fellow by the National Press Foundation for the “Cancer Issues” seminar in Washington D.C. In perhaps the most rewarding story of her career, Dina spent a month reporting inside the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Memorial Hospital. Her news series and documentary, “Intensive Caring,” detailed the cutting edge medical treatments and life and death decisions won awards for its news and documentary coverage.
She is a founding Board member of the breast cancer charity One in a Million: Dancing With Chicago Celebrities. Dina leads a media running team devoted to raising funds for charity. Dina is also involved with The National Italian American Foundation, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, LUNGevity, Respiratory Health Association, American Cancer Society, and is an Advisory Board Member for Saleh Freedom, a movement to aid victims of sex trafficking.
At the conference, Dina will share how leadership has played a role in her career and personal life. She will be presenting to Regina Dominican students and JHLC participants.
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