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Dean Arp on the Leadership Academy:
The Leadership Academy provides our students with the leadership skills that will help them have maximum impact in their chosen careers and in society. Their majors offer training, knowledge and experience. The Leadership Academy gives students the tools to used their education most effectively.
Dr. Diebel on the Leadership Academy:
I believe the Leadership Academy offers students an opportunity to work on leadership skills in a guided fashion by using the expertise of faculty and other students. The program offers a comfortable setting to self-examine and reflect on a student strengths and weakness; and to share experiences with others.
I believe in providing students with a variety of opportunities to...
Dr. Edge on the Leadership Academy:
The Leadership Academy will provide a way for more students to receive “soft skills.” I volunteered to be a mentor because I have some leadership skills and experience to share, and I enjoy working with students. I hope to contribute to the leadership development of students in the college through conversations and attending meetings as a guest. We also have a fund to provide a...
Mr. Elliott on the Leadership Academy:
The students in the Leadership academy benefit greatly from the experiences the Academy provides. Our students enter the world and their chosen careers better prepared and with a full understanding of their potential—additionally, students have a sustainable plan for continued growth. Not only does the academy benefit the students involved but also the entire college through the...
Dr. Goddik on the Leadership Academy:
The college experience is so much more than just sitting through a 50 min lecture. In fact, the best part of college is found outside of the traditional class setting. Leadership Academy is a way for the College of Agricultural Sciences to provide outstanding education to motivated students in a non-traditional format.
As a mentor I hope to help students move out of their...
Ms. Hartley on the Leadership Academy:
I work with alumni and stakeholders who tell me how fabulous our graduates are… And then they will tell me that they wish our students had more experience with _______ (fill in the blank). And that blank is often filled in with something relating to personal skills, professional ‘polish’, leadership experience or people skills. THAT is what motivated me to be a...
Dr. Lambert on the Leadership Academy:
While I believe most teaching faculty do their best to work with students on the development of soft skills, the leadership academy offers not only one-on-one focused faculty mentoring but also the opportunity to work across three academic terms. This is perhaps the longest faculty relationship for most students and can be invaluable.
Dr. Petrie on the Leadership Academy:
The Leadership Academy sets our students apart from the students at other institutions. It provides our students with a unique opportunity to grow as leaders while learning. I volunteered as a mentor because I had the opportunity to participate in a leadership program while I was an undergraduate student at Michigan State University, and I wanted to provide the same opportunity to...
Dr. Roper on the Leadership Academy:
It provides a wonderful opportunity for students to gain the kind of personal enrichment that will allow them to lead and participate in the College and University in a more confident and focused way. The Leadership Academy will enable more dynamic and purposeful engagement of students.
Dr. Skinkis on the Leadership Academy:
The program is an excellent opportunity for students to develop their leadership skills to become successful professionals in their career field. It is a way for the college to showcase the excellent students that we have coming through our programs and help them become some of the top professionals in their field.
As an undergraduate, I was part of a similar program within...
Jonathan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Sciences (2000) and a Master of Arts in Teaching (2001), both from Oregon State University. He taught high school agriculture at Oakland High School in Oakland, Ore., for one year and at Sandy High School in Sandy, Ore., for three years. Jonathan earned his Ph.D. in agricultural education from Ohio State University in 2008 and joined the faculty in the Department of Agricultural Education...
Ms. Webb on the Leadership Academy:
The students we have now are the next generation of leaders. Learning how to lead and acquiring interpersonal skills are not part of the regular curriculum. The Leadership Academy provides an incubation space for students to practice and understand leadership skills before they go into their careers. We think this additional piece will give them an edge in a competitive market....