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 entering from foreign nations seeking refuge and citizenship. Through discussions, readings and documentaries I was exposed to a larger understanding of the changes that have occurred in our nation over the centuries.

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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 to serve the community- Jalen Rose Leadership Academy, Quicken Loans, Detroit Institute of Arts, the DNR outdoor adventure center and the CASS Community Center.

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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. Continue reading

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 answer this question by simply saying ‘yes’ or ‘no’.

The most powerful leadership tool you have is your own personal example.”

-John Wooden

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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 have accumulated some arguments to back my opinion.  Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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 is one of the best in the country and it is the only one of it’s kind that I know of. Continue reading