The end of summer vacation regularly brings with it feelings of nostalgia; the year is halfway through, time to soak in the sun is dwindling, and a whole lot of responsibilities are just over the horizon. But there is something that always gets me through all the summertime sadness... And that something is CMU's own… Continue reading Bill Nye the Safari Guide
Last year, I participated in Spark Leadership Series, a leadership development program hosted by the CMU Leadership Institute. In Spark, I learned more about my personal leadership style and how to work with other people's varying styles. I loved growing through the program as a participant, so I made it my goal to become a… Continue reading Sparking a Love for Leadership
After what seems to have been the fastest 30 hours of my life, my LAS cohort and I have arrived back at CMU from our service trip to Detroit. My expectations of this trip were greatly exceeded, and I'm back feeling very grateful for the experience. On Friday, February 10th, my LAS cohort and I departed… Continue reading LAS in the D: My Take
Detroit is a place I've traveled to quite often throughout my life. From ice-skating at Campus Martius, adventuring at the DIA, going to Tigers games, and running 5k's in Corktown and Belle Isle, living 40 minutes away from the city has allowed me to gain an appreciation for Detroit that most Americans don't possess. Granted, this also means… Continue reading Down to Detroit We Go!
Central Michigan University's Leadership Institute doesn't lie when it claims it's the nation's premier undergraduate leadership program. The tools and resources it uses to develop student leaders is phenomenal, and I am so thankful to be one of those impacted by it. This past weekend, my Leader Advancement Scholarship cohort and I attended the Connections conference hosted by… Continue reading Connections are Key
As part of the LAS protocol, I was required to attend the Spark Leadership Experience. This day-long conference hosted by the Leadership Institute was available for all CMU students. I was very much looking forward to the day; I'd heard it was a very impactful conference. I walked into the conference hall and sat with… Continue reading Ignite Your Spark
August 20, 2016 was the day I left my home, my family, my friends, and my comfort zone. The two and a half hour drive in a car packed full of my belongings to Mount Pleasant, Michigan was an anxiety-filled one, but I was ready. After settling in my dorm room and saying goodbye to my parents,… Continue reading Orientation was Wild