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Emerging Leaders Program Student Executive Board
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PRESIDENT - Tyler Cost
PUBLICITY AND MEDIA CHAIR - Greg Nocera
SUCCESS NETWORKING TEAM/NEW MEMBER CHAIR - Alexa Abrams
EVENT CHAIR - Croix Laconsay
GENERAL BOARD MEMBER - Jordan Carter
GENERAL BOARD MEMBER - Jennifer Guzzardi
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:
Help manage committees, plan events, and speak with administrators.
Participate in national conference calls when needed.
Oversee committee chairs to ensure Executive Board stays on track and accomplishes set goals.
Maintain constant contact with committee chairs and other board members.
Present progress reports at meetings if committee members are unable to attend.
Develop strong relationships with other members of the Executive Board and Society.
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: 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: 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 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.
Minor: Philosophy and Mathematics
Why I joined ELP/NSLS: The program grabbed my attention as an incoming freshman - I saw it as a perfect way to get involved on campus, while networking with other students that had similar interests and goals. Once I joined ELP, I started to love the workshops and telecasts, so I decided to pursue a NSLS membership, and eventually the NELA. Looking back on my experience with this program now, I am thankful for all the people that make this program possible, which is why I wanted to strive for a position on the Executive Board as soon as I earned my membership.
My role on the Student Executive Board: As Society Event Chair, I am responsible for coordinating social events and overseeing workshops and telecasts. I answer any questions students have about any of the events and assist as much as I can to make the program a success and help students reach their goals.
Additional on/off campus leadership and involvement: Currently, I am an advisory board member for Campus Ministry, the webmaster for the National Chemistry Society (Marist Branch), the Vice President of Membership for Toastmasters, and a member of the Agents of Social Change and the Marist Deans’ Circle. I volunteer weekly for community service, from helping kids with their homework at Project Thunder to preparing meals at the Lunch Box in downtown Poughkeepsie.
Why Marist students should get involved with ELP/NSLS: Students should get involved because, in my opinion, it is the best and most valuable program on campus. I am always looking for ways to further improve myself, and this was the perfect program to do that. Constantly surrounded by the best and brightest students at Marist, I have witnessed the growth in leadership in not only myself, but my peers as well. I highly encourage this program if you are the student that is striving to become more goal-oriented, well spoken, and professional in your leadership career.
Why I joined ELP/NSLS: I genuinely enjoy being involved with anything that interests me, and I feel as though if I continue to surround myself with great leadership, not only will I be inspired to reach my maximal potential, I believe that I have the potential to inspire several others to be the best that they can be.
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.
Additional on/off campus leadership and involvement: President of the Black Student Union, MCTV member, Campus Ministry member, Word on the River Social Media Team member, Agents of Social Change member, Marist Ambassadors member, Tour Guide, Appreciating Races Creating Opportunity (ARCO) member.
Why Marist students should get involved with ELP/NSLS: Students should get involved with ELP/NSLS because it allows for them to be in a positive environment which enables them to sharpen their leadership abilities, as well as learn multiple strategies to positively impact the world around them.
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. I have since received the National Engaged Leader Award due to my involvement in the community and presence at the telecasts. I continue to be inspired by each speaker’s story, continually taking steps to emulate their success and passion for the greater good.
My role on the Student Executive Board: As a General Board Member, I support the members of the Executive Board, assisting with various tasks and assignments. In addition, I play an active role in workshop duties as well as the Orientation and Induction Ceremony of the NSLS. Furthermore, I provide feedback during board meetings, ensuring that the society’s vision is being carried out.
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 and work in the Office of Marist International Programs. I am a former coxswain on the crew team and have recently started practicing martial arts off-campus.
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.