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To learn more about the 2016 conference, please click HERE.
To register for the conference, please click HERE.
 

Leaders in Action

According to a recent report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), "Employers considering new college graduates for job openings are looking for leaders who can work as part of a team and communicate effectively." By participating in the McDonough Leadership Program, McDonough Scholars develop the top attributes cited in NACE's report (Figure 1; right). Our students are always looking for ways to learn and grow as leaders. Here are some recent examples from the Marietta College website and other sources:

Eileen Walsh '16 (Psychology Major; Minor in Leadership Studies) - had a summer Leadership Development internship with a global marketing company based out of Manhattan, New York.

Ian Luttrell '18 (Sports Management Major; Minor in Leadership Studies) - reflects on what initially drew him to Marietta College.

Rosey Raths '18 (Advertising/Public Relations Major; Certificate in Leadership Studies) - named a McCoy Scholar. The award includes tuition, fees, room, board and a computer, and is renewable for four years.

Kara Goolman '16 (International Leadership Studies Major; Minor in French) - co-authored an article in The Christian Science Monitor as part of an internship at the Center for Clean Energy Innovation in Washington, D.C.

Taylor Hanigosky ’16 (Journalism Major; Certificate in Leadership Studies) - received the Evans Internship Award ($5,000) to spend the summer as an intern in a newspaper in Ghana, West Africa.

Gene Neill '15 (Communication and Public Relations Major; Minor in Leadership Studies) - is interviewed for "Marietta College Today" television program.

Upcoming Events

Friday, February 12, 2016
Online Application
McDonough Center

The McDonough Center has been asked once again to send one delegate to the prestigious Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference (NAFAC) to be held on April 11-14, 2016, in Annapolis, MD. The topic of this year's conference is "Women and Security: The Implications of Promoting Global Gender Equality."

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
5:30-7:00 p.m. - McDonough 207
McDonough Center, Marietta College

The Spring 2016 McDonough Book Club meeting will discuss the book Creativity, Inc., by Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace. The book focuses on Pixar Animation Studios, the Academy Award–winning studio. The participating McDonough Scholars will discuss the book while pizza and refreshments are served. Dr. Daniel Monek, Chair of the Edward E. MacTaggart Department of Music at Marietta College and the President-Elect of the Ohio Association of Music Schools, will lead the discussion.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
5 p.m. - McDonough Gallery (Third Floor)
McDonough Center

Calling all current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who would like to participate in the 2016-2017 Fitzgerald Executive-in-Residence (EIR) Project, led by Pat Willis '70, Founder and Executive Director (Retired), Voices for Georgia’s Children, a statewide nonprofit organization that provides research, communication, and advocacy for issues related to children and families.
 
To learn more about the next EIR Project, please click HERE.
 

Friday, April 1, 2016 - Saturday, April 2, 2016
Marietta College
Marietta, Ohio

Please join us for the next McDonough Leadership Conference. The event includes keynote speakers, leadership development workshops, featured graduate presentations, undergraduate panels/posters, and faculty roundtables. Through the generous support of corporate sponsors, the conference is offered free of charge. However, you must register in order to attend the conference events. Some events (e.g., keynote luncheons, workshops) have limited spaces and will be filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
McDonough Center, Marietta College

This year's Nonprofits LEAD conference will offer participants the opportunity to choose up to four workshop sessions to attend throughout the day. This conference is particularly designed for staff members of nonprofit organizations, donors, board members, volunteers, community members, and funders of nonprofit organizations.
 

Friday, August 19, 2016 - Wednesday, August 24, 2016
McDonough Center
Marietta College

The EXCEL (Experience Civic Engagement and Leadership) Workshop is a five-day event that welcomes the new cohort of McDonough Scholars into the McDonough Leadership Program. The event is organized and run by upper-class (EXCEL leaders).
"We are going to have an amazing Workshop this year and create a memorable experience for Cohort 30 as they begin their journey at Marietta College as part of the McDonough family," said Riley Osborn '17 (Cohort 27) EXCEL Coordinator.

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Congrats
Willis '70: Next EIR Appointed

Pat Willis ’70, who led a statewide organization in Georgia that provides research, communication, and advocacy for issues related to children and families, has been named the 2016-2017 Fitzgerald Executive-in-Residence (EIR) at the McDonough Center. Willis’ topic for her year as the EIR is “Beyond Altruism: The Economic, Social and Civic Impact of Nonprofit Organizations on the Mid-Ohio Valley.”
 

Visiting Scholar from China

Dr. Yingjie Luo is serving this semester as a Visiting Scholar at the McDonough Center. He is a professor at the University of International Relations in Beijing, China. While at McDonough, Dr. Luo is working with a group of students on a research project focused on the future of U.S.-China-Russia relations.

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