McDonough Welcomes Cohort 31 to Marietta!

To view the 2017 EXCEL Workshop photos, click HERE.
The new McDonough Scholars (Cohort 31) participated in the 2017 EXCEL (Experience Civic Engagement and Leadership) Workshop on August 18-21 -- a four-day event designed to introduce the new leadership students to the McDonough Leadership Program.

College Hosts HOBY Ohio South Leadership Seminar

Marietta College is hosting this week the HOBY (Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership) Ohio South Leadership Seminar for high school students. The MC HOBY Task Force (pictured above) worked hard throughout the academic year to get the campus ready for this exciting event.

Peru: Successful Leadership Study Abroad Trip

Welcome back to the McDonough Leadership Study Abroad-Peru group members (students, faculty, and alumni). They spent two weeks in May exploring the country, which included hiking to the summit of Machu Picchu and visiting the floating islands of Lake Titicaca. The trip was led by Drs. Dave Brown, Robert McManus, and Dave McShaffrey.
Next year: McDonough Leadership Study Abroad-Central America! Interested? Please send an email to

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - Sunday, October 15, 2017
SQUARE Brussels Meeting Centre
Brussels, Belgium

All McDonough Scholars, including the incoming freshmen (Cohort 31), are invited to join the McDonough Delegation that will attend the International Leadership Association's Global Conference in Brussels, Belgium. For more information about the McDonough Delegation, please send an email to Financial assistance is available through the Leadership Experiential Education Fund (LEEF).

Friday, January 12, 2018
McDonough Center
Marietta College Campus
Marietta, Ohio

We are now accepting proposals for presentations/sessions to be included in the next McDonough Leadership Conference (April 6-7, 2018) at Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio. Conference Theme: "The Collaborative Side of Leadership." Every year, this national undergraduate research conference brings together students, faculty, and staff from a wide variety of institutions. We are expecting 30 institutions represented and 300 registrants in 2018. To submit a proposal, please click HERE.

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Next EIR Project: Ethical Issues in Healthcare

Dr. Alexandra Perry, Clinical Ethicist at INTEGRIS Health in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, has been named the 2017-2018 Fitzgerald Executive-in-Residence. Her EIR Project will focus on "Ethical Issues in Healthcare."
To learn more about Perry's EIR Project, please click HERE.

LIR Focusing on the Fine Arts

Donna S. Collins, Executive Director of the Ohio Arts Council, is currently serving as the 2016-2017 Schwartz Leader-in-Residence (LIR) in the Music Department at Marietta College. Collins is helping students develop greater knowledge and skills in the advocacy of music and the arts.
To learn more about Collins' LIR Project, please click HERE.

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