Top row, left to right: Ademi Mojiminiyi, Alexa Abrams, Meredith Farrell, William Truitt
Second row, left to right: Emily Burnham, Croix Laconsay, Jennifer Guzzardi, Greg Nocera (outgoing board member)
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Alexa Abrams, President
Jennifer Guzzardi, Vice President
Croix Laconsay, Event Co-Chair
Meredith Farrell, Event Co-Chair
Ademi Mojiminiyi, Success Networking Team/New Member Chair
Emily Burnham, Media and Publicity Chair
William Truitt, General Board Member
Major: Fashion Merchandising
Minors: Business, Product Development
Why I joined ELP/NSLS: I joined the Emerging Leaders Program and NSLS to learn more about leadership and get involved on campus. Through the programs, I have gained insight on how to communicate clearly, effectively lead a team, and prioritize to avoid the stress that comes with leadership - all of which will prove valuable in the future.Additional on/off campus leadership and involvement: I am a member of the Marist College Ambassador Program, Singers, Campus Ministry, National Residence Hall Honorary, and I am the Vice President of Student Life Association. In addition, I am a blogger for Admissions and participate in several community service programs through Marist.
Why Marist students should get involved with ELP/NSLS: The Emerging Leaders Program and NSLS offer workshops that not only help with the stress of college and the process of learning to be a leader, but also prepare students for the professional world. Through these programs, you learn and practice networking skills that are crucial in job interviews and other professional settings. Personally, I made some great friendships through the program and have learned more about myself than I ever imagined I would through a single program.
Major: Criminal Justice
Why I joined ELP/NSLS: I joined the Emerging Leaders Program to enhance, refine, and develop my leadership skills. The workshops offered by the ELP are given by members of the Marist community who are passionate about teaching and inspiring future leaders. During my sophomore year, I joined the National Society of Leadership and Success in order to further my knowledge about leadership and seek environments in which foster creativity and new ideas.
Additional on/off campus leadership and involvement: I am involved in Campus Ministry and participate in weekly community service at the Violet Avenue School in the ESL (English as a Second Language) Program. I am a member of the Criminal Justice National Honor Society, work in the Office of Marist International Programs, and intern at the Dutchess County Mediation Center. I practice martial arts off-campus and I am a former coxswain on the crew team.
Why Marist students should get involved with ELP/NSLS: The Emerging Leaders Program and National Society of Leadership and Success have given me the tools and skills to achieve my goals and further my success in both an academic and professional environment. Each workshop and telecast has inspired and motivated me to pursue new avenues in my life. I have met many remarkable people and gained lifelong friendships as a result of my participation in the ELP and NSLS.
Majors: Chemistry, Philosophy
Why I joined ELP/NSLS: I joined ELP/NSLS to grow as a leader, and as a student, while having the opportunity to network with other great Marist students. Constant exposure to leadership guidance and motivation is key to success. Therefore, I pursued higher goals and sought to participate on the executive board.
Additional on/off campus leadership and involvement: In addition to being involved in ELP/NSLS, I am also involved with the Campus Ministry board, Toastmasters International, community service, and the American Chemical Society board. To anyone interested in networking, becoming deeply involved with the clubs you're in tremendously fulfills that goal if you remain passionate in what you participate in.
Why Marist students should get involved with ELP/NSLS: ELP/NSLS is the one organization on campus that allows students to take time out of their day to focus on improving themselves, for themselves. This organization helps students improve as leaders in a society that seldom emphasizes the importance of leadership development. Not to mention that it is a phenomenal resume builder.
Major: Sports Communication
Why I joined ELP/NSLS: I joined ELP and NSLS because I believe that leadership is one of the most important skills to master while in college. Leadership is essential to becoming successful while in college as well as after graduation. Through ELP and NSLS I have enhanced my leadership skills and learned how to best communicate with those around me.
Additional on/off campus leadership and involvement: I am a member of the Marist College Ambassadors Program, Marist College Television, Campus Ministry, Communications and the Arts Club, and Intramural Women’s Basketball.
Why Marist students should get involved with ELP/NSLS: Marist students should get involved with ELP and NSLS because of the immense opportunities to learn and grow that the program offers to students. The workshops held through these programs help develop leadership skills and prepare students to be successful throughout their lives. For myself, I have met many great friends through the program and have seen myself become a better leader and a stronger communicator.
Major: Computer Science
Minors: Economics, Mathematics
Why I joined ELP/NSLS: My program involvement is most reflective of a desire to engage with and positively impact significant portions of the Marist community; to oversee and follow the growth and development of fellow Marist students as I undergo the same.
Additional on/off campus leadership and involvement: I’m broadly involved in the Marist College Band and the Music Department, and a member of Kappa Kappa Psi, a national honorary band fraternity. I’m also intermittently involved in proofreading, tutoring, and offices such as the Center for Multicultural Affairs (as an international student) and Admissions (as an Ambassador).
Why Marist students should get involved with ELP/NSLS: The ELP/NSLS represents an unparalleled opportunity to enrich capacities of knowledge, perspective, and leadership style. One is truly enabled to learn things they couldn't have otherwise; that in itself renders any Marist student remiss in not pursuing the program.
Major: Communication (Concentrations: Public Relations, Advertising)
Why I joined ELP/NSLS: I joined ELP/NSLS to learn how to become the most effective and well-rounded leader I can be. I wanted to enhance my leadership skills and network with like-minded individuals, and ELP/NSLS has given me an opportunity to do so. Through my involvement with ELP/NSLS, I've learned incredibly effective leadership skills that will help me become successful in my future career.
Additional on/off campus leadership and involvement: I am a member of PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America), Communications Arts Society, and Advertising club. In addition, I'm a contributor for Marist's school newspaper, The Circle, and a volunteer through my sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma.
Why Marist students should get involved with ELP/NSLS: No matter what career path you choose, leadership skills are essential to becoming successful. ELP/NSLS provides a great environment to refine your leadership skills and help you achieve your goals. Aside from learning from experienced leaders through workshops and telecasts, you are able to grow closer with peers who have similar interests, establishing strong friendships with other bright individuals.
Majors: Business: Finance, Political Science
Why I joined ELP/NSLS: I have joined the Emerging Leaders Program so that I may hone my leadership capabilities. My life goal is dedicated to helping others, and what better way to assist people than through working with others and actively listening to their needs?
Additional on/off campus leadership and involvement: I work at Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro's office, gaining political experience so that I may soon represent my fellow citizens to the best of my ability. Also, I take part in Marist Toastmasters and am a dedicated member of the Hyde Park Republicans.
Why Marist students should get involved with ELP/NSLS: To become a knowledgeable, virtuous leader, it takes a lot of practice and experience. The Emerging Leaders Program and the National Society of Leadership and Success each offer intimate leadership training that will most certainly build the strongest leaders of the future.