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Emerging Leaders Program Student Executive Board

Please review the job description (pdf) to learn more about serving in a leadership role on the Student Executive Board. To apply for a position, you must complete the student profile and submit a resume to Melissa.Lulay@Marist.edu by Friday, March 24th at 12:00 pm.


Gina Jadelis, President
Brittany Hampton, SNT Coordinator
Brianna Liguori, Co-Society Event Chair
Lauren Vecchio, Co-Society Event Chair
Megan Nickel, Historian
Rob Blauvelt, Social Media Chair

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Gina Jadelis, '18
President Gina Spring 2017

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.


Brittany Hampton, '19Brittany
SNT Coordinator

Majors: Psychology
Minor: Spanish

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: In addition to  the NSLS/ELP, I am currently involved with the Campus Ministry Student Advisory Board, Peer Mentor Program, and Honors Program.

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.


Brianna Liguori, '17 Brianna
Co-Society Events Chair

Major: Psychology
Minors: Social Work

Why I joined ELP/NSLS: I joined ELP/NSLS to grow more personally and professionally. I saw this organization as an opportunity to learn how to connect and network, to be a strong leader, to make a difference in my community, and to figure out which leadership style was the most applicable to my life and my goals. ELP/NSLS stood out to me as the chance to learn as much as I can about leadership development and goal setting and it has proved to be just that for me. I decided to join the Executive Board because I always believe in reaching higher and getting involved in things that align with my passions.

Additional on/off campus leadership and involvement: I am an Orientation Leader, the Vice President of Purplethread, the host of The Later Tonight Show through MCTV, and a member of Psi Chi-the International Psychology Honor Society. Additionally, I am involved with the Dance Ensemble, Residence Hall Council, the Naturally Foxy Campaign, and Autism Speaks U.

Why Marist students should get involved with ELP/NSLS: I believe that ELP/NSLS is an amazing opportunity for all Marist students because of the immense amount of knowledge that can be acquired from our speakers and from one another. This organization is tailored to help students transform and improve their leadership skills in order to help them achieve their goals. Honing your leadership skills is essential and this organization allows for students to do so in a fun and informative way. Additionally, ELP/NSLS is a great way to network and connect with people.


Lauren Vecchio, '19 Lauren
Co-Society Events Chair

Major: Business Administration (Marketing)
Fashion Merchandising, Psychology

Why I joined ELP/NSLS: I joined ELP/NSLS because I wanted to be a part of an organization with driven people who would foster my own ambitious attitude.

Additional on/off campus leadership and involvement: I'm the secretary of the Italian American Society and the treasurer of the FEMME club. I'm also a Peer Mentor as well as an Honors Peer Mentor.

Why Marist students should get involved with ELP/NSLS: Marist students should get invovled with the ELP/NSLS because it will provide them with a network of bright, hardworking peers, as well as an opportunity to grow and better themselves and their futures.



Megan Nickel, '19Megan

Major: Environmental Science and Policy

Why I joined ELP/NSLS: I joined this organization because I am interested in fostering my abilities to become a better leader in my personal life and future profession. I wanted to learn about leadership from my peers and professionals who have succeeded in their fields.

Additional on/off campus leadership and involvement: I am involved in Marist College Democrats, the Campus Sustainability Action Committee, and Campus Ministry.

Why Marist students should get involved with ELP/NSLS: I strongly believe that every person should engage in leadership training. There is no set idea of what a leader looks like or acts like. Even if you do not have a leadership title or position, you are a leader everyday when you make decisions that affect other people. I have learned an incredible amount about myself and have gained a sense of confidence, capability, and responsibility from the ELP and NSLS, and I think that each individual can benefit similarly from this program.


Rob Blauvelt, '19
Social Media Chair

Major:  Business Administration (Concentration: International Business) Rob Blauvelt, General Board Member
Communications (Advertising), 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 Social Media Coordinator for Marist's Weiss Language Center, the Marketing Chair of the Marist chapter of Autism Speaks, and a Mentor for the Peer Mentor Program. I am also an international member and Assistant Vice President for the Marist chapter of Toastmasters, and a member of both the Advertising Club and the Business Club. At home, I am a personal training 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.


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