Welcome Cohort 28 to the 2014 EXCEL Workshop!

The McDonough Center welcomed 80 new students into the McDonough Leadership Program this fall. This group is the 28th cohort to participate in the program since 1987. Cohort 28 is participating in the EXCEL (Experience Leadership and Civic Engagement) Workshop (August 17-21, 2014), a five-day event designed to introduce the new students to the philosophy and expectations of the leadership program. Upper-class leadership students organize and implement the workshop, which takes place the week before classes begin.


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To learn more about the 2014 EXCEL Workshop, click HERE!


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:

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.

Katherine Tedesco '14 (History Major; Certificate in Leadership Studies) - headed to Seton Hall University in South Orange, N.J., to work on a Master of Arts in Museum Professions.

Emily Lorek '14 (Psychology Major; Minors in Leadership Studies and Spanish) - featured in The Marietta Times for her volunteer work with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Marietta.

Emma Burger '14 (Music Education Major; Certificate in Leadership Studies) - elected to serve as the student president of the Ohio Collegiate Music Educators Association.

Brian Raiff '17 (Petroleum Engineering Major; Engineering Leadership Certificate) - selected as the 2013 McCoy Scholar.

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.



Madrid, Spain (Photo taken by Madison Moreno while studying abroad)

BLOGGING WHILE STUDYING ABROAD (Spring 2014): Madison Moreno '15 (Spain); Monica Short '15 (France); Alina Kielbasa '15 (Fiji); and Danie Chirdon '15 (Finland). Click HERE to learn more about the McDonough Worldwide Blogging Program.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - Sunday, November 2, 2014
Hilton Bayfront Hotel
San Diego, California

Join us for the 16th International Leadership Association (ILA) Global Conference in San Diego, California. This year's conference theme will be "Conscious Leading for Global Change: Emergence of our Collective Realities." Otto Scharmer, senior lecturer at the Massachussetts Institute of Technology, will deliver a keynote address on Saturday, Nov. 1.

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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The 2014-2015 Fitzgerald Executive-in-Residence

Michael Milone, Executive Vice President (Retired), Rest of World, Enterprise Risk Management & Global Infant/Nutrition, H.J. Heinz Company, will serve as the 2014-2015 Fitzgerald Executive-in-Residence at the McDonough Center. His project is entitled, “Life in a Changing World,” and will focus on how business, leadership or everyday life will be different 20-25 years from now.


Please click HERE to access his EIR Project description.


To read the Marietta College Website EIR story, click HERE.

Inaugural Schwartz Leader-in-Residence

Kathleen Reddy-Smith ’71, a retired diplomat with the U.S. Foreign Service, will begin a yearlong project in the fall of 2014 as the first Schwartz Leader-in-Residence (LIR) at Marietta College. She served in Islamabad, Brussels (both the bilateral mission and the U.S. Mission to the European Union), Paris, and Rome, where she was Counselor for Economic Affairs and then Minister Counselor.


Please click HERE to access her LIR Project description.


To read the Marietta College Website LIR story, click HERE.

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