125 Years and Counting

After 125 years of students and faculty taking care of those around them, putting their stamp on the world and building a safe environment for others to learn, live and love in- Central Michigan University is a campus where everyone has an opportunity to do and become whatever they long to. The class of 2021 is the 125th class to come to CMU in the fall of 2017, ready to begin their journey as Chippewa family members, the members of this class need to be aware of everything that the University has to offer them. Continue reading

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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 it would be as easy for me to be excited to have my own mentee as I am. I am nervous to mess up but if you’re not nervous for something then your heart isn’t in it, and let me tell you this, my heart is in it entirely for my mentee. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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

 

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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