McDonough Study Abroad: Thailand and Cambodia

Every year, the McDonough Center takes a group of students to a different part of the world to study an aspect of leadership through different cultural lenses. This year, Dr. David Brown from the Biology Department and Dr. Robert McManus from the McDonough Center (pictured above, left to right) led a group to Thailand and Cambodia to study the traditions, religion, and history of Southeast Asia and a Buddhist approach to leadership.

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:

► 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.

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

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.

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 '16 (Human Resources Management and Communication double Major; Minor in Leadership Studies) - is interviewed for "Marietta College Today" television program.

Upcoming Events

Friday, January 6, 2017
McDonough Center
Marietta, Ohio

We are now accepting proposals for the next McDonough Leadership Conference to be held at Marietta College on March 31-April 1, 2017. Click HERE to see the full Call for Proposals. For more information about the conference, please visit our conference page; or send inquiry to 

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - Sunday, May 28, 2017
South America

Join us on this exciting trip, as we celebrate the McDonough Center’s 30th Anniversary. During this trip we will examine the historic leadership in Peru and how Peru’s natural environment has impacted its indigenous cultures and societies. For more information, click HERE. Participants will travel to the southern part of Peru, visit sites in the Andes Mountains, the high plains, and Lake Titicaca, as well as travel up the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu.

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New LIR to Focus on the Fine Arts

Donna S. Collins, Executive Director of the Ohio Arts Council, has been named the 2016-2017 Schwartz Leader-in-Residence in the Music Department at Marietta College. As the LIR, Collins will help students develop greater knowledge and skills in the advocacy of music and the arts.
To learn more about Collins' LIR Project, please click HERE.

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.
To learn more about Willis' EIR Project, please click HERE.

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