Lott Summer Institute Students Meet with Senator Thad Cochran


The students that participated in the 15th Annual Summer Leadership Institute for High School Students back in July had a special opportunity during their stay in Washington D.C. The 24 students spent July 17-24th in our nation’s capitol. The 22nd of July was a particularly special day for the students as they had the opportunity to meet Senator Thad Cochran (Miss).

Senator Cochran spoke of his past and how he got to where he is today, as well as the history of our government and the principles in which our nation was founded upon. Senator Cochran gave the students an insight into the world of domestic and international public policy, in addition to providing motivation for those aspiring for careers in the field.

In addition to their meeting with Senator Cochran, the students had the opportunity to meet with former Senator Trent Lott (Miss), Senator Roger Wicker (Miss), Lanny Griffith (CEO of BGR Group), Lee Dunn (Senior Legal Council, Google), John Green (co-founder Crossroads Strategies LLC) and take a tour of the US Capitol building and other sight-seeing experiences throughout the trip. For more information on the Summer Leadership Institute for High School Students, click here.

BMH-NM Sponsors Lott Leadership Institute for High School Students First Session Leader to Leader Luncheon.


The Lott Leadership Institute would like to thank members of the Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi, CEO, Bill Henning, CFO, Dana Williams, Assistant Administrator Payton Warrington and Director of Human Resources, Debbie Swan, who joined the 22 high school students for the annual Leader to Leader Luncheon.  BMH-NM sponsored the luncheon and joined the students in a lively talk-back session addressing the topics presented by the young leaders.  The issues discussed involved the Medical Home Healthcare Model as well as the HCAHPS initiative, which is an acronym for Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems.  The intent of the HCAHPS initiative is to provide a standardized survey instrument and data collection methodology for measuring patients’ perspectives on hospital care.  Students presented information addressing key questions to both issues.
The Leader to Leader Luncheon is in its sixth year and has become a highlight of the program.

Ole Miss Alum, Joel Wood, Senior Vice President of Government 
AffairsCouncil of Insurance Agents and Brokers and founder of Johnny’s Half Shell in DC, speaks to the First Session of Lott Leadership Institute for High School Students during their lunch at Johnny’s.


First Session Lott Leadership Institute visits with Lee Carosi
Dunn at the Google Governmental Affairs Office


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