Leadership Safari Guide

This year I had the opportunity to serve as a Leadership Safari Guide. As a safari guide, I acted as a leader and a mentor to 10 new Central Michigan University students and program participants during the 5-day Leadership Safari Conference. I helped participants in becoming acclimated to the campus, learn new ways to communicate…

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…

Sparked Up for Year 3

This year, I had the opportunity to grow even more within the program I have such a special place in my heart for, the Spark Leadership Series. During my fall semester, I served as one of the five coordinators for Spark. I began my involvement with Spark two years ago as a participant during my…

PRSSA: Advancing my Career

When I finally finalized my major and career interests, I knew that it was crucial that I got involved with organizations to further my professional development in my field of Public Relations. Because of this, I decided to become a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). This organization has brought me…

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…

Oppression​: Roots and Impact

Privilege. What an interesting concept. We come into the world not choosing our gender, the color of our skin, our abilities, our sexual orientation etc. and yet these things play such a large role in the opportunities we are given. To think that so many acts of violence and hatred stem from the prejudice of…

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…

Graduation Ball Lead Team: So Cheesecake?

As apart of LAS protocol each Leader Advancement Scholar is placed on a LEAD team for each academic year where they are required to attend meetings and assist in the organization and production of a certain event. This year I was placed on Graduation Ball, where I helped in planning the senior banquet for graduating Leader…

Well Freshman Year… That’s a Wrap!

When they tell you that time goes by fast in college, I can assure you they are not kidding! I came in with expectations of how my first year would go, and although it didn’t turn out how I had planned, I wouldn’t trade these past 9 months for the world. If I met now…

Detroit Bound: Expect the Unexpected

When asked what came to mind when I heard the term ‘Servant Leadership’ immediately I thought of giving up part of one’s self to help grow and assist others. Growing up I have been exposed to a variety of experiences where I was put in a Servant Leader role, and each time my perspective on…

Greek Life Changed My Life

Go Greek! If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a million times; “It’ll be the best decision you’ll ever make!” The day I stepped foot onto CMU’s campus, I knew I had to see what all the rave was about. Little did I know that filling out the registration and paying my $60.00 entry…