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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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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]