Competition Day: Where it all Begins

This year I had the opportunity to serve on the Competition Day Lead Team. My role was as room captain where I ensured that each room was ready for the day’s activities and assisted in finding anything they were missing. My involvement in the Lead Team was very minimal because, in all honesty, the Lead…

The Language of Leading

Com461L: Communication in Leadership was taught by a true shining light on campus, Professor Elizabeth Carlson. Taking this class with my LAS cohort was something that made this class easy to participate in, interesting, engaging, and with the Leadership of Professor Carlson – something I took a lot away from. This class opened up the…

Sparking Ideas for Student Leadership

We are back with the Spark Leadership Series: Facilitator style! After attending Spark as a participant in the Fall of my freshman year, I had the opportunity to come back and serve as a facilitator¬†and help lead participants through the program. If you do not know, Spark is a leadership program put on by the…

Connecting the Dots on Campus Leadership

Each year the Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute puts on the annual Connections Conference, an off-campus leadership development weekend where student leaders travel to Traverse City, Michigan. This weekend serves as an opportunity for students to network with individuals from other student¬†organizations where they can exchange different leadership strategies they have implemented and brainstorm ideas…

Life’s a (LAS) Picnic!

Each year for our Leader Advancement Scholarship we are required to serve on a LEAD Team. Last year, I served on the LEAD Team to plan the LAS Grad Ball, a banquet celebrating graduating scholars. This year I was placed on the Lead Team to plan the annual LAS Picnic in the Fall for all…