Mentor Reflection

In my first year as a college student comes to an end, I am starting to look back at how blessed I truly was this year at CMU. I was blessed with the perfect mentor who truly became my 'mentor of the year.' If I hadn't had Liz Colvin as my mentor, I don't think [...]

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Campus Ambassadors

As a prospective college student, I was forced to pick schools to travel to and tour. Many people don't believe me when I say "I made my college decision based off of the quality of my tours." There were two that stood out to me the most, and I think it's easy to say that [...]

DIS Lead team

Diversity. Inclusion. Service. Some may see these three words as the foundation of Leadership, but in my eyes it was only the foundation of my Lead team within Central Michigan University's Leadership Institute. The Diversity, Inclusion, and Service (DIS) Lead team was something that as a Leader Advancement Scholar, I was required to participate in. [...]

American Immigration Experience

  As a member of the 2016 Leadership Advancement Scholarship cohort, I was required to take a writing intensive course called The American Experience. Over the course of the 2017 Spring Semester, we discussed and read a lot about the immigration history into America and the way the citizens of the United States perceived those [...]

Post-Service Trip Reflection

  What? On February 10th, my Leader Advancement Scholarship Cohort and I, headed out of Mt. Pleasant and into the city of Detroit, Michigan for an intense and quick service trip. We took time to bond as a cohort and grow individually in knowledge, experience and understanding. While, on this trip we made multiple stops [...]

Pre-Service Trip

When you think of Michigan what places do you think of in a positive way? Mackinac, Frankenmuth, South Haven, maybe the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes? All of these places are places that you automatically think of when you think of the mitten state. For once, I wish people would see the beauty in the city [...]

It’s Not What You Do, It’s Why You Do It

Simon Sinek is a "visionary thinker with a rare intellect" and is focusing his life on teaching other how to inspire people. In his TED Talk "How great leaders inspire action," Simon explains the golden circle and explains why people follow certain ideas over others. The process is called the Golden Circle. Working from the [...]

Is Leadership as Simple as a Yes or No?

After years of exposure, knowledge and growth I have come to a personal conclusion that the concept of "leadership" is not as simple as a 'yes'or 'no' question. We all know of the question, "Are you a leader?" or "Would you consider yourself a leader?" but to be completely honest I don't think I could [...]

Jennifer Lawrence is Still my Mockingjay

The world today is filled with so many people who put on a show in order to be loved by society, but I truly believe that Jennifer Lawrence is a levelheaded, honest and relatable person who is exactly who she appears to be. After being a fan of hers for quite some time now, I [...]

The Power of Emotional Intelligence

In LDR 100 we were required to generate a presentation on a book that we were assigned, with a group that we were placed in. I was blessed with a great group that worked really well together- Myself, Ellen Wegener, Jazmin Wright-Zornes, Markus Cuevas, Blake Kwiecinski, Emily Oltman, Megan Bird, and Abby Kroczaleski. Our book [...]