The Dynamic Duo: Back at it Again – A Relay For Life Reflection

If I learned anything from the first-semester of my freshmen year, I work EXTREMELY WELL with one of my great friends Emily Wessel. I met Emily through us both being members of the Leader Advancement Scholar cohort of 2016, and we grew very close to being partners in our debate class that year. Emily and…

You Ain’t Ever Had a Friend Like Seth – A Mentor Reflection

“Mentoring is something that has to be practiced, has to be learned, and has to be refined.” ~ Dan Gaken As a Leader Advancement Scholar at Central Michigan University, I was required to be a mentor to a freshmen member of LAS during my sophomore year. The LAS minor requires this as they want each…

“Food For Thought” – A COM 461L Reflection

College tuition is never fun to think about. When I do start thinking about where my money is going, I am glad that it goes to classes like Communication in Leadership. During the Spring of 2018, I had the privilege of taking a course with Dr. Elizabeth Carlson, who is by far one of the…

LAS: Servant Leadership at its Finest

Everything that is done in the Leadership Institute and the Leader Advancement Protocol starts with wanting to serve; the same goes for Servant leadership. Servant leadership is a learned set of practices that aim to help enrich the lives of individuals, build better organizations, and ultimately creates a more just and caring world. I do not…

What Will It Mean to Be a Grand-Mentor?

After having spent this past school year being a mentor to the wonderful Seth Patterson, I learned a lot about what it means to be a mentor to someone. As the next class of Leader Advancement Scholars enters the Leadership Institute this fall, Seth will be getting a mentee of his own… and I will…

2017-2018: An Adaptable Year in Review

I’ll be completely honest, coming back to CMU in August 2017… I couldn’t have looked less forward to being back here and I had a pretty pessimistic view of the whole experience. I really didn’t want to come back to Central in the fall. I didn’t have the greatest end of my first semester of…

Special Events LEAD Team – Reflection

For the 2017 – 2018 school year, I have the privilege of being a member of the Special Events LEAD Team, or SELT, for the Leadership Institute. Our group was responsible for developing and hosting special events for the Leadership Institute and Leader Advancement Scholars. For our Leader Advancement Scholarship, we are required to take…

Callie Hutcheson – Some Thoughts on Leadership

On April 5th, 2018 I had the privilege of interviewing my close friend Callie Hutcheson about her thoughts on all the different things we have learned together in our Leadership course this past semester. Callie is one of the most genuine and admirable people I have ever met in my life and I am blessed…

What Have I Done & What Are My Next Steps..?

This past school year was definitely a growth period for me as a leader. Coming back to CMU from my time in Disney was rough because I didn’t want to lose the motivation and drive I cultivated for myself while living in Florida. I knew that I had to involve myself in things that would…

The “Luxury” of Obliviousness – A HDF 110 Reflection

In HDF 110 Oppression: Roots & Impact, a required course for my Leadership minor and LAS requirement, we learned an in-depth history of oppression. Though every subject we discussed in this class shocked and affected me deeply, there was one term we learned about that really hit home. During one of the first few class periods…