Saint Mary’s students Javier Madrid and Heidi Ledermann meet with Superior General Brother Robert Schieler, FSC, at the Generalate of the De La Salle Christian Brothers in Rome.

As part of our efforts to extend our Lasallian Catholic heritage and identity, as well as to develop future ethical leaders, Heidi Ledermann and Javier Madrid were selected to attend the sixth La Salle Summer Program on Leadership and Global Understanding in Rome July 9-22. Sponsored by the International Association of Lasallian Universities, the event brought together 44 students from seven countries and 18 institutions to build an extended community and network of student leaders. Students gained enhanced global perspective, built leadership skills in a Lasallian context, tackled issues of social justice, and returned to campus as sparks to ignite and sustain the community.