Project UNIFY

Normally I try to come up with some creative blog title, but in this case I decided to be direct Project Unify is an outstanding program and I want to get its name out there! If you haven't worked with Special Olympics AT LEAST ONCE, you're missing out.  I'm a junior in college and for... Continue Reading →

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Project Unify: I AM ABLE

As part of being a Leader Advancement Scholar, I am required to partake in  community service. Despite the fact that it's required, I enjoy staying involved in my community. One of my favorite experiences has been volunteering at Special Olympics. Special Olympics is an organization I learned to love during the past two years at... Continue Reading →

THATS MY MENTEE

Being a mentor has been a great experience. However, it is a lot harder than I had expected. My mentor and I are very close, we hang out every week, and make dinner for each other all the time, he is more of a brother to me than a friend. My mentee and I however,... Continue Reading →

Theory Application

Leadership Theory: Servant Leadership What is Servant Leadership: “When leaders place the good of followers over their own self interests and emphasize follower development” (Hale & Fields, 2007).  Servant Leadership is classified by 10 characteristics, 3 antecedent conditions, and 7 behaviors. Characteristics Listening- Communicate by listening first, validate followers perspectives Empathy- putting yourself in their... Continue Reading →

Year in Review

I can't believe that my Freshman year of college is over. It seems like just yesterday I was wondering around campus not knowing where I was going looking like a typical Freshman. On move in day I never would have thought that I would become the person I am today. Like many teenagers I thought... Continue Reading →

I’M A MENTOR

Approximately a year ago today I received my mentor. At that point I really wasn't sure what a mentor would really do for me other than answer my question. However a year later words cannot explain how much Trino has done for me. Over the past year Trino has become one of my best friends.... Continue Reading →

Alpha Leadership

As part of our Leader Advancement Scholar protocol, we are required to participate in Alpha Leadership. Alpha is a 6 week long free leadership development program available to any and all CMU students. It is directed and vacillated by trained student volunteers. During Alpha, students participate in activities that cover team building, problem solving as well... Continue Reading →

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