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 [...]

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 [...]

Branching Out and Building Connections

At Central Michigan University, there are so many different scholarships, residential colleges, organizations and programs that students have the opportunity to get involved in. However, I will say that the Leadership Institute is particularly my favorite. I may have biased views since I am a Leader Advancement Scholarship recipient but nevertheless, the LI at Central [...]

Leadership Through The Eyes of Disney

Many people don't understand the power of Disney and the impact it can have on someone, but Tim Popma and Steely Pegg definitely understood. "Leadership is not a position, it's a process" I feel like I can't do their lesson justice, as it was my favorite session that I attended, it really opened my mind [...]

That’s DEBATEable

Being a Leader Advancement Scholar at Central Michigan University, I am required to take a few classes in order to receive my scholarship. COM 267L also known as Introduction to Debate, was one of those courses. Throughout the duration of this course, I participated in three debates with three wonderful people- Nicole Gerhauser, Abbey Claes [...]

PSYCH College Isn’t too Hard

One of the classes that I had to take for the Leader Advancement Scholarship was Introduction to Psychology. I took this course during the fall semester of my first year at Central Michigan University.This course period was strictly for the freshman LAS cohort, and let me tell you, it was an adventure this year. For [...]