Year One: The Power of Perspective

It is crazy to think that in a few short days my first year of college is going to be complete. As I reflect on this past year, I cannot believe how much I experienced in such a short period of time. Although the year went by fast, not a second of it was easy. … Continue reading Year One: The Power of Perspective


My Mentor, Lianna Riley

As an incoming freshman, I was terrified of what my life at Central Michigan University was going to look like. Was I going to make new friends? Was I going to be overwhelmed with school work? Was I going to adapt well to the social aspect of college? Would I be able to handle the … Continue reading My Mentor, Lianna Riley

LDR 200L: A Catalyst for Great Leadership

In the Leadership Advancement Scholarship Program (LAS), each scholar is required to take certain classes in order to fulfil their protocol. Introduction to Leadership (or LDR 200L) is a class LAS students have the opportunity to take as a cohort. The class teaches students the foundation for great leadership. Being in this class is unlike any other … Continue reading LDR 200L: A Catalyst for Great Leadership

Relay for Life LEAD Team

In many circumstances, groups are the most cohesive as a deadline is approaching. During these circumstances, groups may need their leaders to give them an extra push to successfully achieve their goals. My experience on the Relay for Life LEAD Team was a perfect reflection of this concept. To explain my point, one month prior to Relay … Continue reading Relay for Life LEAD Team

Leadership Requires A “Yes”

To me, a leader is a person who is always willing to help those in need. A leader is someone who wants to bring out the best in others, and will do anything to accomplish that goal. When a person comes to a leader for help or advice, a leader is always an open book. In that sense, a … Continue reading Leadership Requires A “Yes”

Introduction to Debate: COM 267L

A class that really pushed myself outside of my comfort zone was COM 267L (Introduction to Debate). In this class, all of the Leadership Advancement Scholarship (LAS) students learned how to make valid arguments, and present their points in a clear and concise manner. After every debate, I learned something new about myself and my capabilities. … Continue reading Introduction to Debate: COM 267L

The 2016 Special Olympics Fall Games

At the Special Olympics, individuals partake in one weekend where they are not defined by a diagnosis; the individuals are defined as athletes. No one tells them that they cannot do something, and no one treats them differently just because they have a disability. This is one weekend where they can be unapologetically themselves, without having … Continue reading The 2016 Special Olympics Fall Games