Register Today for the Leadership Conference

We are now accepting registrations for the upcoming McDonough Leadership Conference (April 10-11, 2015). 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. Register today!

Conference Theme:
"Concrete Leadership: Bridging the Divide Between Theory and Practice"

Conference Chair: Taylor Hanigosky (Cohort 26)

REGISTRATION: To register for the conference, please click HERE.

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM: To view the preliminary program, please 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:

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

Thursday, March 5, 2015
McDonough Center
Marietta College

Jerry Tardivo Alcoser will serve as the McDonough Center's next Visiting Executive (March 5, 2015), spending the day teaching a class and meeting with the Engineering Leadership Certificate (ELC) students. She currently serves as Manager of Business Planning and Development for Chevron Deepwater Exploration and Projects Strategic Business Unit.

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - Saturday, March 14, 2015
Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio

A group of 14 Marietta College students, alongside two staff members, will travel through the cradle of the American Civil Rights Movement, visiting historic sites and engaging in community service in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Ohio!

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.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Costa Rica and Belize

The McDonough Center 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.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - Saturday, October 17, 2015

Please join us for the next global conference of the International Leadership Association in Barcelona, Spain. Every year, the McDonough Center takes a group of students to the ILA global conference. This year's conference theme will be "Leading Across Borders and Generations."

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