PROGRAM BOARD PT. 2

Last year as a freshman I got involved with this organization early on and fell in love with it. Read last year's blog here. I grew very close to the executive board and members so quickly I really felt like I found my place on campus. In my first year I volunteered at several events... Continue Reading →

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AREP

As a sophomore this was my second year being a part of the Association of Recreation and Event Professionals (AREP). This organization was developed for students majoring in Recreation and Event Management and was designed to provide its members the opportunity to gain firsthand experience in the recreation and event management industry. These past two years... Continue Reading →

COMMUNICATING AS LEADERS

Another requirement for the Leader Advancement Scholar and Leadership minor is COM 461L Communication in Leadership. Similar to LDR 200 this course was about theories and concepts centered around how leaders communicate to become more effective. I felt this course was the most beneficial so far in my Leadership minor coursework and LAS protocol. Walking away... Continue Reading →

SOC 221 REFLECTION

Another requirement for my Leader Advancement Scholarship and Leadership minor is SOC 221 Social Problems. I've taken a couple sociology courses in the past and have thoroughly enjoyed them, so I was really looking forward to diving into this class. The professor of the course had a few learning outcomes she wanted us to gain... Continue Reading →

KIDS HOPE

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 →

I’M A MENTOR?

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 →

HOB NOBBLE GOBBLE

I know. Weird name right? Hob Nobble Gobble is one of Detroit, MI's finest black-tie events. It's a tradition every fall for The Parade Company and Ford to host this event as America's Thanksgiving Parade premier fundraiser. The holiday event is tailored to families with LOTS of fun entertainment throughout the night. Carnival rides and games, dancing... Continue Reading →

SPECIAL EVENTS LEAD TEAM

A part of my protocol for LAS is to be active on a LEAD team and since I'm pretty fond of coordinating events I chose to join the Special Events/Social LEAD Team. I had a lot of excitement for this team because our main purpose/goal was to provide unique and interesting opportunities for LAS cohorts and... Continue Reading →

LAS-in-the-D

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 →

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