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…

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…

My “Why” Statement

In LDR 200, we were required to watch the “Simon Sinek: How Great Leaders Inspire Action” TED talk. Throughout the talk, Sinek placed a major focus on the idea that “People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it.” This concept is explored through the ‘Golden Circle’; the What, How, and Why…

Putting Others In Front Of Praise

Having a background as a performer, I am definitely someone who appreciates a nice round of applause. I mean, my love language is “words of affirmation”, so if anyone ever has any kind or positive words they would like to share with me, PLEASE DO! Haha! What I’m trying to say is I wholeheartedly understand…

Revisiting the Past to Ignite the Future

High school made me into who I am today. Without the amazing staff at L’Anse Creuse High School North, I wouldn’t be the same, and I am forever grateful for the life lessons I learned while enrolled there. There is no way to describe the incredible amount of love I hold in my heart for…

Encouraging LAS – An LDR 100 Group Presentation Reflection

As an assignment for my leadership course this semester, we were placed into groups and given books on different leadership theories that we would later do a presentation on for the class. My group was given the book, “Encouraging The Heart: A Leaders Guide to Rewarding and Encouraging Others” by James M. Kouzes. As you…

That Time a Water Park Helped Me Build Connections

In the beginning of November, I had the privilege of going on a weekend trip to Great Wolf Lodge entitled, Connections Conference. Hosted by The Leadership Institute, the conference brought together LAS members and other students leaders on campus to discuss relevant issues in our communities with an intent to create strategies around these problems in order…