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Albertus Magnus College Opens Class Lecture to the Public

What: Albertus Magnus College Professor Robert Bourgeois will open his "Cultural Anthropology and Leadership" class to the public for a talk by Dan Needham, general manager of Nucor Steel Connecticut.

Why would NUCOR be interesting?

Nucor is the most successful steel company in the United States and the subject of books and dozens of case studies. One of the best known studies appears in Jim Collins's 2001 bestseller "Good to Great," which celebrates Nucor as one of only 11 companies which met its rigorous standards for rising to greatness and sustaining its performance over a long period. The company harnessed "mini" technology to rise from obscurity in the 1960s to become the largest steel producer in the United States. Of special interest is its much noted corporate culture, which set out to eliminate class distinctions and create an egalitarian meritocracy to align management, labor and financial interests.

When: THIS Wednesday, February 6, at 6 p.m.

Cost: Free but reservations are required: Call 203-773-8502.

Where: Albertus Magnus College, 700 Prospect Street, in the McNamara Room of Rosary Hall, the College's library. The program will last about an hour and include time for questions.

Albertus Magnus College Professor Robert Bourgeois will open his "Cultural Anthropology and Leadership" class to the public for a talk by Dan Needham, general manager of Nucor Steel Connecticut, on Wednesday, February 6, at 6 p.m. in the McNamara Room of Rosary Hall, the College's library. The program will last about an hour and include time for questions.

Nucor is the most successful steel company in the United States and the subject of books and dozens of case studies. One of the best known studies appears in Jim Collins's 2001 bestseller "Good to Great," which celebrates Nucor as one of only 11 companies which met its rigorous standards for rising to greatness and sustaining its performance over a long period. The company harnessed "mini" technology to rise from obscurity in the 1960s to become the largest steel producer in the United States. Of special interest is its much noted corporate culture, which set out to eliminate class distinctions and create an egalitarian meritocracy to align management, labor and financial interests. Nucor's Wallingford operation currently has 163 employees.

The "Organizational Culture and Leadership" course is part of the College's Master of Arts in Leadership degree program. The lecture, at 700 Prospect Street, is free to the public; reservations are required, and can be made by calling 203-773-8502.

A Catholic College in the Dominican Tradition, Albertus was founded in 1925. Today, it has an enrollment of nearly 1,700 students enrolled in the traditional undergraduate program, accelerated undergraduate programs for working adults and graduate degree program, including the only Master of Arts in Art Therapy degree in the state of Connecticut.