Welcome Cohort 28 to the Leadership Program!

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 participated 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 organized and implemented the workshop, which took place the week before classes began.


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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:

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

Sunday, October 26, 2014
7 p.m. in the McDonough Auditorium
Marietta College Campus

Join us for the next Leadership Q&A, co-sponsored by the McDonough Center and the Economic Roundtable of the Ohio Valley. The event is free and open to the public. Our guest will be Dr. Joshua Hall, associate professor of economics at West Virginia University and co-director of the Center for Free Enterprise within the College of Business. His most recent edited book is Homer Economicus: The Simpsons and Economics.

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.

Friday, December 19, 2014
McDonough Center
Marietta College

We are currently accepting proposals for possible presentation at the 2015 McDonough Leadership Conference on the Marietta College campus (April 10-11, 2015). To propose a paper presentation/panel/roundtable discussion/poster presentation, please click HERE. Proposal Deadline: Friday, December 19, 2014.

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.

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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