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…

The Aftermath of the D

Going to Detroit for a weekend long service trip was something I viewed as a group of college students going to help a less fortunate community. I had the idea in my head of us going and bettering the lives of others, and looking back on that now, I realize how selfish that thinking was….

The Fred Factor

In my Leadership class for one of our group projects we were assigned to read a book on Leadership theories and present what we took away from it. My group was assigned The Fred Factor written by Mark Sanborn. The book was based on Fred Shea, an ordinary postal man who continually went above and beyond…

Connections: Branching Out

Something we learn day in and day out as apart of the Leadership Institute on campus is the importance of networking with a variety of people. The Connections Conference our LAS Cohort was required to attend did just that in a 2 day long conference at the Great Wold Lodge Resort in Traverse City, Michigan….

Fired up for CMU, Sparked Up for Leadership!

I was granted the opportunity to attend a Spark Leadership series held right here on CMU’s campus. What is SPARK? It is a day long workshop geared towards self discovery and recognition. Here you learn to tap into your unused potential and discover what type of leader you are on campus.  Spark to me was…

A Leap of Faith

Coming to CMU had me completely on edge; leaving my family, friends and loyal pup behind to make a life for myself at college was a daunting task that I faced, and my first three weeks didn’t come easy. I didn’t know if I had been suffiently prepared for success in the classroom, socially, or honestly…