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Emerging Leaders Program Student Executive Board
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PRESIDENT - Chelsea Hebert
VICE PRESIDENT, ADMINISTRATION - Tyler Cost
PUBLICITY AND MEDIA CHAIR - Greg Nocera
SUCCESS NETWORKING TEAM/NEW MEMBER CHAIR - Ademi Mojiminiyi
EVENT CHAIR - Austin Drakes
GENERAL BOARD MEMBER - Michael Johnson
GENERAL BOARD MEMBER - Alexa Abrams
Major: Political Science
Minor: Public Affairs and Paralegal Studies
Why I joined ELP/NSLS: I began as a pending member in the fall of 2009 and every moment since then has been nothing short of inspirational. I was drawn to the program because I knew that those who were a part of it had wonderful opportunities to lead, network, and grow in a unique environment catered specially for those who put their heart and mind into becoming a leader. I continue to grow each and every day within the Society and the program as well as outside. I have become a strong leader in my community and in my everyday life while growing as an independent, unique person putting my own twist on every experience.
My role on the Student Executive Board: As President I am responsible for meeting with and organizing e-board, staff, and students. By delegating tasks and keeping the everyone informed and motivated, our e-board has made great strides in leadership and team-building. As President, it is my first and foremost responsibility to act as a role model for leadership and to provide guidance by establishing and enacting a mission and vision.
Additional on/off campus leadership and involvement: I am a member of the Marist College Dance Ensemble and do contemporary, lyrical, and hip-hop style dances. I am also a member of the Campus Sustainability Advisory Committee and Student Government Association GREEN. Upon graduation, I plan to enter into law school and become involved in Environmental Planning, Policy, and Procedure. Each and every experience I’ve had throughout my years thus far at Marist College has been influenced by my passion and participation in this absolutely wonderful society and program.
Why Marist students should get involved with ELP/NSLS: Joining the Emerging Leaders Program and the National Society of Leadership and Success will give you the opportunity to network and work with fellow students and administration while working towards your goals. Membership will help you to grow as a person and allow you to gain leadership skills necessary for life, both now and after Marist.
Major: Business Administration – Concentration: Human Resources
Why I joined ELP/NSLS: As an incoming freshman commuter student, meeting fellow Marist students was not as easy as I hoped it would be. When the opportunity to join the Emerging Leaders Program surfaced, I saw it as a chance to network with a distinguished group of individuals, improve my leadership skills, and simultaneously build my resume. Essentially, I joined ELP/NSLS because I felt it would equip me with the skills needed to succeed in the increasingly competitive, global job market. I am proud to say that ELP has provided me with the tools to grow and thrive as a leader at Marist, in the community, and in each job I’ve held.
My role on the Student Executive Board:
1. Assume the responsibilities of the President if a vacancy occurs.
2. Work with the President to plan and implement the Board’s vision.
3. Help manage committees, plan events, and speak with administrators.
4. Participate alongside President in national conference calls when needed.
5. Oversee committee chairs to ensure Executive Board stays on track and accomplishes set goals.
6. Take minutes and track attendance at executive board meetings.
7. Maintain constant contact with committee chairs and other board members.
8. Present progress reports at meetings if committee members are unable to attend.
9. Develop strong relationships with other members of the Executive Board and Society.
10. Attend weekly meetings with President and advisor to create agendas.
11. Aid the advisor in finding a meeting spot each semester.
Additional on/off campus leadership and involvement: National Society of Leadership & Success; National Excellence in Leadership Award; Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honors Society; Beta Alpha Psi (Accounting Honors Club); 2013 Target Case Competition – Research Team Member and Presenter; 2012 Area Wage and Salary Survey – Co-Author and Preparer; TyTech – Owner; Performance Motorcars – Internet Sales Manager & Web Designer; Leona H. Chan, CPA – Marketing Specialist;
Beacon Barkery – Business Development Consultant; Thomson Reuters Corporate Headquarters – Information Technology Intern
Why Marist students should get involved with ELP/NSLS: Employers consistently rank leadership training as one of the top three most desirable characteristics amongst job applicants. By joining this program, you are sure to meet new friends, gain invaluable leadership experience, and grow as a student, leader, and person. ELP and NSLS are phenomenal organizations that help to differentiate members from the 2 million college students that enter the workforce each year.
Major: Business Marketing
Why I joined ELP/NSLS: I joined ELP because I think leadership is an essential and necessary skill in becoming successful. This program will allow me to foster my skills in an environment conducive to growth and learning.
My role on the Student Executive Board: I handle all of the marketing for ELP as well as oversee our social media pages on Twitter and Facebook. These pages, along with other marketing tactics will help get our name out to the student population.
Additional on/off campus leadership and involvement: Intramural sports and Campus Ministry community service.
Why Marist students should get involved with ELP/NSLS: Marist students should get involved with ELP /NSLS because it is a program that teaches necessary skills that are quintessential to the making of a good leader and successful individual. The values learned at ELP/NSLS will not only be useful in business, but in everyday life as well.
Major: Computer Science
Minor: Economics, Math
Why I joined ELP/NSLS: My presence in this program is best characterized by the desire to engage with and positively impact a significant chunk of the Marist community; to oversee and follow the growth and development of fellow Marist students as I undergo the same.
My role on the Student Executive Board: I manage and guide Success Networking Teams (SNTs), and new members looking to establish such a team or otherwise en route to induction.
Additional on/off campus leadership and involvement: I’m heavily involved in the Marist College Band and the Music Department, a member of a national honorary band fraternity, and a student team member of the Marist/IBM Joint Study partnership. 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: Communications - Sports
Why I joined ELP/NSLS: I joined ELP/NSLS because it was a great opportunity for me to make a a difference while on campus. As a transfer student, I didn't know anyone and I had a chance to make a positive name for myself. When ELP/NSLS extended their invitation to me, I saw it as an offer that I couldn't refuse. The workshops they offer and the opportunity to connect with other students was exactly what I needed. I saw my leadership skills and attitude develop. Everything I have experienced with the society is definitely helping me in both the short run and long run.
My role on the Student Executive Board: I am responsible for contributing to any event that ELP/NSLS orchestrates.
Additional on/off campus leadership and involvement: Currently, I manage the Marist Men’s Basketball team and am a heavy contributor in the Marist Athletic Department as an intern. Around campus when I am not involved in sports and NSLS, I am a member of the Agents of Social Change which is an all male group designed to break social barriers and mature young men as they adjust to the college life.
Why Marist students should get involved with ELP/NSLS: Marist students should get involved with ELP/NSLS because it is a great opporunity to learn life skills that the classroom does not have to offer. The things you learn and experience through ELP/NSLS help challenge you and your thinking to specific topics. Things like financial planning and personal branding are essential to becoming a successful individual when leaving Marist. That knowledge is priceless and becoming a member of ELP/NSLS will help you take advantage of the resources around you.
Major: Criminal Justice
Minor: Paralegal Studies
Why I joined ELP/NSLS: I joined the ELP program because I was a very active member of the Student Government Association (it was my first year) and I felt that this program would provide me with extra guidance and wisdom during my transition into student leadership. I joined the NSLS program because I really enjoyed my experiences with the ELP program, and felt like it was the next step forward in my own development as a leader. Both programs have been of tremendous support and help to me over the past 3-4 years.
My role on the Student Executive Board: As a General Board Member I provide assistance and support to the other members of the NSLS team, providing my own feedback and opinions at all of our board meetings. Our board members also play a role on the frontlines of the ELP experience by checking in students, introducing our speakers, and answering any questions that are brought our way.
Additional on/off campus leadership and involvement: Director of Community Relations for the Marist College Student Government Association, former Chair of the Marist Safety and Security Committee, Co-Director of the St. Jude Fundraising Committee, Vice President of Education for Marist College Toastmasters, President of the Marist Chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH), Vice President of the Marist College Chess Club, general member of the Marist College Republicans.
Why Marist students should get involved with ELP/NSLS: Whether you are already active on campus, or just looking for a great way to network and get involved, the Emerging Leaders Program is a phenomenal starting point. The ELP program is the perfect foundation for any career or personal development path, and the National Society (NSLS) provides additional support and guidance that can be carried on and adapted in the professional setting. Both programs are wonderful tools for aspiring leaders, and a fantastic starting point for life-long friendships.
Major: Fashion Merchandising
Minor: Product Development and Business
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.
My role on the Student Executive Board: As a general member, I provide feedback on events and help to focus the society vision and programming. I assist in communication with SNT groups and serve as an ambassador inside and outside of the Marist community.
Additional on/off campus leadership and involvement: I am a member of the Marist College Ambassador program, Singers, Dance Ensemble, and I am the president of Leo Hall Residence Hall Council.
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 become 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 thought I would.