McDonough Scholars Finalists in ILA Competition

Congratulations to the McDonough Leadership Case Team for being selected as one of the three finalists during the 2014 Undergraduate Leadership Case Competition at the International Leadership Association (ILA) Global Conference in San Diego, California. Fifteen undergraduate leadership programs from all over the country participated in the competition. Team members included Gene Neill (Cohort 26), Riley Osborn (Cohort 27), Emily Drabeck (Cohort 27), and Austin Burns (Cohort 26). They had great coaches - Alex Perry and Maribeth Saleem-Tanner.

Leaders in Action

McDonough Scholars are always looking for ways to learn and grow as leaders. Here are some examples from the Marietta College and The Marietta Times websites:

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.

Rosey Raths '18 (Advertising/Public Relations Major; Certificate in Leadership Studies) - named the 2014 McCoy Scholar. The award includes tuition, fees, room, board and a computer, and is renewable for four years.

Taylor Myers '15 (Education Major; Teacher Leadership Certificate) - welcomes the Class of 2018 in his role as the College's Student Body President.

Brianna Scott '15 (Psychology and History Majors; Certificate in Leadership Studies) and Rebekah Wood '15 (Biochemistry Major; Certificate in Leadership Studies) - were the only two Marietta College students to receive 2014 summer grants from the College's Investigative Studies Program.

Taylor Hanigosky ’16 (Journalism Major; Certificate in Leadership Studies) - received the 2014 Evans Internship Award ($5,000) to spend the summer as an intern in a newspaper in Ghana, West Africa.

Chelsea Smith ’15 - (English Secondary Education Major; Teacher Leadership Certificate) - pictured above right; named one of 30 women from throughout the state to participate in the 2013 NEW Leadership Ohio Program.

Upcoming Events

Friday, December 19, 2014
McDonough Center
Marietta College

We are currently accepting proposals for possible presentation at the 2015 McDonough Leadership Conference on the Marietta College campus (April 10-11, 2015). To propose a paper presentation/panel/roundtable discussion/poster presentation, please click HERE. Proposal Deadline: Friday, December 19, 2014.

Friday, December 19, 2014
McDonough Center
Marietta College Campus

You are invited to join local community members in a six-week long educational program that will enrich your understanding of international topics. The Great Decisions Series is a program developed by the Foreign Policy Association (FPA) and offered at venues across the United States every year. Application deadline: December 19, 2014. To learn more about the Great Decision Series, including registration form, click HERE.

Friday, April 10, 2015 - Saturday, April 11, 2015
McDonough Center
Marietta College Campus

We hope you are planning to join us for the 2015 McDonough Leadership Conference. This national conference brings together undergraduate/graduate leadership students who have an opportunity to share their research and exchange ideas about Leadership.

Click HERE to become a Corporate Sponsor of the 2015 McDonough Leadership Conference.

Thursday, May 14, 2015 - Thursday, June 4, 2015
Costa Rica and Belize

Join us for the next Leadership Study Abroad Program trip. We will be taking a group of students to Costa Rica and Belize to study Conservation within the context of leadership. Through this trip, we will study the ways leaders work with followers within their culture to achieve the goal of ecological conservation and sustainability.

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Professor Wins Prestigious Teaching Award

The fall semester ended on a high note – one of our faculty members, Dr. Tanya Judd Pucella, associate professor of education and leadership, received the McCoy Award for Teaching Excellence – the most prestigious teaching award bestowed upon the full-time teaching faculty by Marietta College.

Yunn Named Outstanding Young Alumna

Congratulations to Megan Schreck Yunn ’06 (Cohort 16) on receiving this year’s Outstanding Young Alumna Award from the Marietta College Alumni Association (MCAA). She is the founder of Beverly’s Birthdays, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing birthday celebrations for homeless children living in shelters in the Pittsburgh region.


Click HERE to watch a recent interview by Yunn on the CBS-Pittsburgh station!

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