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Emerging Leaders Program Student Executive Board

ELP

Lauren Vecchio,President
Gina Jadelis, Vice President/Social Media Chair
Megan Nickel,SNT Coordinator
Ali Kirby,Society Event Chair
Mary Cate Greeley,Historian

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Lauren Vecchio, '19 Lauren
President

Major: Business Administration (Marketing)
Minors:
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 Vice President of the Italian American Society and the Treasurer of the FEMME club on campus. I'm also highly involved with the Honors Program here, as I'm an Honors Peer Mentor, the Honors Program representative in SGA's academic affairs committee, and one of the Honor's Program's social media co-coordinators. I also enjoy doing weekly service for Campus Ministry!

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.

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Gina Jadelis, '18
Vice President/Social Media Chair 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.


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Megan Nickel, '19Megan
SNT Coordinator

Major: Environmental 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 the Vice President of Marist College Democrats, a member of the Campus Sustainability Advisory Committee, and involved in Campus Ministry Community Services.

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.

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Ali Kirby, '19
Society Events ChairAli

Major: Political Science
Minors: Criminal Justice

Why I joined ELP/NSLS: I joined ELP/NSLS because I knew I wanted to do something that would help me in the future. I really wanted to gain more knowledge of the career world while also improving my leadership skills.

Additional on/off campus leadership and involvement: On campus, I am involved with student government. I serve on the executive board for St. Jude Up 'Til Dawn. I am also on the Transfer Advisory Board and I am a Transfer Peer Mentor.

Why Marist students should get involved with ELP/NSLS: I truly believe getting involved with ELP/NSLS has helped me in my professional development. I think all students at Marist should take advantage of the incredible opportunity that is being offered to them.

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Mary Cate Greeley, '20
HistorianMary Cate

Majors: Sports Communication, Economics

Why I joined ELP/NSLS: In high school I was very active and had many leadership roles, as a result, I wanted to continue this in college. I felt that ELP/NSLS would strengthen my leadership skills and introduce me to other like-minded people. I want to make the most of my opportunity at college and become a leader in the activities I am interested in.

Additional on/off campus leadership and involvement: In addition to ELP/NSLS, I am currently involved with the Honors Board, Campus Ministry, Fox Photography, Fax P.A.W, SPC, The Circle, and RHC.

Why Marist students should get involved with ELP/NSLS: Marist students should get involved with ELP/NSLS because it will provide them a great network of contacts. No matter what major or profession you pursue leadership will be vital for moving up the ladder. The workshops and broadcasts expose you to new ideas and ways of thinking which will improve you as a person.

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