Every December the Mt. Pleasant Community Church hosts a Christmas party for local children. As part of the church's outreach to the community, they partner with a ministry called Kids Hope USA that was created to help support children in the public schools. Following interview and training, mentors are partnered with one child and together they... Continue Reading →



Another requirement for my Leader Advancement Scholarship and Leadership minor is HDF 110 Oppression: Roots and Impact. This class was meant to examine the roots and impact of different forms of oppression within a social context. This topic has been fairly new to me ever since I started college. I believe that CMU does a great job... Continue Reading →


Wow. Is it really my turn to be a mentor?? In LAS, we value relationships. We know that it’s essential to have strong connections with one another to learn and grow as young individuals, especially when you’re a freshman like me. Every year, the current freshman LAS cohort gets to take one (or more –... Continue Reading →


I first heard about Program Board from a mentor who shared the same major as me. My question was, "What organizations on campus involve event planning?" I was at Program Board's meeting the next week. I grew so close to the Executive Board and members so quickly I really felt like I found my place on... Continue Reading →


Wow! LAS-in-the-D was such a successful trip jam-packed with so many new memories and learning outcomes. Detroit felt and looked so different than I expected (haven't been to the city in almost 2 years) and we, LAS, truly had a blast. Planned for the trip was a visit with the students at Jalen Rose Leadership... Continue Reading →

Pre-LAS in the D

This Friday, February 10th, 2017 I will be going on a service trip to Detroit, MI with my LAS cohort. I've heard great things about the LAS in the D trip and how it is one of the Leadership Institute's favorite tradition. I have been anticipating this trip all year long but I wasn't aware of... Continue Reading →


Father, husband, missionary, giver, role model, friend, leader, and Pastor of Victory Life Church, James Sunnock, has helped guide my life for the past four years. I have had the opportunity to know James on a personal level and listen to his teachings, wisdom, advice, and life stories; and I must say, I strive to be more... Continue Reading →


What a refreshing and beneficial weekend at Great Wolf Lodge with CMU's Leadership Institute! Connections Conference was all about building networks and making connections with others who share the same vision and desire to make the world a better place through leadership. The weekend was filled with insightful speakers, collaborative workshops, interactive sessions, and socials. I... Continue Reading →


Prior to participating in Leadership Safari I heard nothing but good things about it. CMU students who participated in the past shared their personal stories of how it helped them start their first year of college, and not only that but they couldn't tell me enough of how much fun they had and how they even... Continue Reading →

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