Leadership and Conservation: Central America Trip

In May 2015, we took a group of leadership students to Costa Rica and Belize to study Conservation within the context of leadership. Through this trip, we studied the ways leaders work with followers within their culture to achieve the goal of ecological conservation and sustainability. Dr. Robert McManus, McCoy Associate Professor of Leadership and Communication, and Dr. David Brown, McDonough Affiliated Professor from the Biology Department, led the trip.

To see photos of the trip and description of activities, click HERE.

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 the 2014 McCoy Scholar. The award includes tuition, fees, room, board and a computer, and is renewable for four years.

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 2014 Evans Internship Award ($5,000) to spend the summer as an intern in a newspaper in Ghana, West Africa.

Laura Keating '15 (Journalism Major; Certificate in Leadership Studies) - reflects on her participation in the National Association of Campus Activities Conference in Illinois. As a student, she served as president of the Pioneer Activities Council (PAC) on campus.

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

Brett Notarius '14 (Environnmental Studies and International Leadership Studies Majors; Energy Systems Minor) and Luke Badaczewski '14 (International Leadership Studies Major) - Sustainable housing at Marietta College.

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

Upcoming Events

Sunday, August 16, 2015 - Thursday, August 20, 2015
McDonough Center
Marietta College Campus

The new McDonough Scholars (Cohort 29) will participate in the EXCEL (Experience Civic Engagement and Leadership) Workshop, a five-day event designed to introduce the new leadership students to the McDonough Leadership Program. Upper-class students organize and run the workshop.

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."

Friday, January 1, 2016
McDonough Center
Marietta College Campus

If you would like to present at the 2016 McDonough Leadership Conference, please visit the conference page to find out more about the proposal submission process. Please click HERE to learn more!

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2015 Mister Mac: Jim Luce

Congratulations to Jim Luce, Founder and C.E.O. of the James Jay Dudley Foundation, for being one of the co-recipients of this year’s “Mister Mac” - the McDonough Award for Excellence in Leadership. Luce founded a global nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of youth leadership development worldwide.

Moynihan Receives Mister Mac Award

Congratulations to Brian Moynihan, C.E.O. of Bank of America, for being one of the co-recipients of this year’s “Mister Mac” - the McDonough Award for Excellence in Leadership. Mr. Moynihan serves as C.E.O. of one of the world’s largest financial institutions.

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