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College of Business, Taylor Corporation Partnering to Host June 10-15 'Bold Futures' Camp for High School Girls

Sponsored by the Glen A. Taylor Foundation, the camp will provide girls a unique introduction to STEM careers.

2018-07-13
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 6-7-2018

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Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato’s College of Business and Taylor Corporation are partnering to host a “Bold Futures” summer camp sponsored by The Glen A. Taylor Foundation from June 10-15 for high school girls entering grades 10 to 12.

The Bold Futures camp is a residential camp with a vision of providing a unique hands-on introduction and exploration for girls to expand their awareness of business and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Camp registration is full, with 50 participants from 10 schools throughout southern Minnesota enrolled.

Camp attendees will engage in hands-on, team-oriented learning on the campus of Minnesota State Mankato. Campers will also explore STEM through various off-campus learning experiences with prominent female leaders and leading corporate partners in Minnesota, while also enjoying outdoor adventures like rock-climbing and kayaking.

“We want to provide opportunities for girls to learn about STEM careers, begin to imagine a future for themselves in a STEM environment and to meet women leaders,” said Suzanne Spellacy, vice president and general counsel at Taylor Corporation. “We are proud to help design this program and sponsor the camp, giving this unique opportunity to our future women leaders.”

Camp staff will include industry professionals, University faculty and staff in addition to University undergraduate and graduate students.

Camp check-in is from 1-2 p.m. Sunday, June 10. Programming at the camp is scheduled to run from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, and camp check-out is at noon Thursday, June 15.

More information is available at boldfuturescamp.com. Media members who wish to cover the camp may contact Luke Howk, business partnerships and internships coordinator in Minnesota State Mankato’s College of Business, by phone at 507-389-1827 or by email at lucas.howk@mnsu.edu.

This year’s camp is the first of three Bold Futures camps sponsored by The Glen A. Taylor Foundation over the next three summers.

Taylor Corporation is a premier provider of powerful and innovative products, services and expertise, including the interactive, printing and marketing solutions that have helped build some of the world’s most recognizable brands, for more than 40 years. Today, Taylor is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 14,712 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which includes 30 colleges and seven universities.

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