Alexa Abrams, President
Croix Laconsay, Event Chair
Emily Burnham, Media and Publicity Chair
Gina Jadelis, Success Networking Team/New Member Chair
Rob Blauvelt, General Board Member
Jon Ferris, General Board Member
Brittany Hampton, 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.
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: 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.
Major: Communication (Concentration: Public Relations)
Minors: American Studies, Fashion Merchandising
Why I joined ELP/NSLS: I always had a love for leadership and the ability to make an impact on a program or someone's experience. I knew that the Emerging Leaders Program would only enhance my leadership skills and help me make connections. I also wanted to learn different styles of leadership since one style may not work for everyone, and the best leaders modify their techniques so that their team could be the best it could be.
Additional on/off campus leadership and involvement: I currently am the PR Representative for Phi Alpha Theta Club, our history club on campus, and I am secretary of my dorm Marian Hall. I am also involved in Ambassadors which is a club of student leaders who help prospective students with their college decision process. In addition I am a member of Habitat for Humanity, Teachers of Tomorrow and the Student Programming Council. One night a week I also work at the Marist Poll.
Why Marist students should get involved with ELP/NSLS: It's important to be able to communicate and work with others, and the ELP/ NSLS program helps students develop and enhance those skills. Lessons from ELP/ NSLS are applicable to clubs, friends and careers so there's really a variety of ways to use the knowledge from webcasts and workshops. Plus, you're always going to walk away knowing one new thing and that in itself is worth getting involved.
Major: Business Administration (Concentration: International Business)
Minors: Communications, Italian
Why I joined ELP/NSLS: I joined the Emerging Leaders Program and the NSLS to further refine my previously acquired leadership skills, to develop new skills, and to help my peers achieve the same. The key to being a true leader is to not only bring out the best in yourself, but to bring out the best in others as well.
Additional on/off campus leadership and involvement: I am the Marketing Chair of the Marist chapter of Autism Speaks, while also being involved in Campus Ministry, the Peer Mentor Program, the Advertising Club, the Business Club, Toastmasters International, and Intramural Boxing, Football, and Soccer. At home, I am a personal trainer and self-defense instructor for children and teens with mental disabilities.
Why Marist students should get involved with ELP/NSLS: The Emerging Leaders Program and the NSLS provide students with an opportunity to gain skills that they will use for the rest of their lives both in their careers and in their day-to-day lives. Being able to lead effectively is a key attribute to have on the road to success.
Minors: Music, Theatre
Why I joined ELP/NSLS: I've been interested in Leadership and Professional Development for a while and when I came to Marist and first heard about ELP and NSLS, I was surprised to find how much of a perfect match it seemed to be for me! I'm excited to be on the Board because I have some outside experience with Leadership Development that I'm exited to share with Marist!
Additional on/off campus leadership and involvement: On campus I am involved in First Year Programs, Residence Hall Council, the Marist College Club of Theatre Arts, and the Student Programming Council.
Why Marist students should get involved with ELP/NSLS: The college experience is all about having new experiences, learning new things, and developing personal character. Attending ELP programs and being a part of the NSLS is a great way to do all three at the same time. Meeting with new groups of people, discussing and learning about things possibly not talked about in classes, and focusing on how the learning applies to personal leadership makes the ELP and NSLS an invaluable opportunity for every Marist Student.
Why I joined ELP/NSLS: Leading others has always been a passion of mine. I joined ELP/NSLS with the hopes of strengthening my leadership skills, so that I may continue to be a leader in college as well as in life. I knew becoming a member of these programs would provide me with the resources, benefits, and connections to shape me into a better and more effective leader.
Additional on/off campus leadership and involvement: At Marist, I am currently involved in Campus Ministry, Habitat for Humanity, Psychology Club, Relay for Life, and the Honors Program. Through Campus Ministry, I participate in many community service activities, such as going to the S. F. B. Morse School in Poughkeepsie once a week to help students with their homework.
Why Marist students should get involved with ELP/NSLS: By being a member of the Emerging Leaders Program and the National Society of Leadership and Success, I can already feel the impact it has had on me as not only a leader, but also as a person. The workshops and broadcasts sponsored by the programs have truly opened my mind to new ways of thinking and understanding. It is a great program for students to be involved in because leadership skills are essential for success in almost any career path.