WKU’s Student Activities Office recently hosted its ninth campus-based WKU LeaderShape Institute, an intensive, energizing, six-day experience to help students better their leadership skills.
A group of 57 students spent May 16-22 at the All Saints Center in Leitchfield to participate in lectures, activities and exercises focused on their personal values and visions they have to better the world in which we live. The LeaderShape Institute helps participants explore not only how to make positive change, but how to lead with integrity. At the institute, students were asked to discover their individual visions and create an action blueprint for change.
Guiding the students through the sessions were Family Cluster Facilitators, respected professionals associated with WKU. The facilitators were: Josclynn Brandon, Coordinator of Student Activities; Randall P. Bogard, Assistant Director of Student Activities; Alex Kennedy, Coordinator of Student Activities; Amanda Jarrett, Downing Student Union Events Assistant; Bryan Hamann, Downing Student Union Graduate Assistant; and Laura Johnson, Student Activities Graduate Assistant.
The program hosted a Guest Leader Night, designed to allow students to get to know professionals who’ve made positive change. The Guest Leader Night discussion featured: Bob Skipper, Director of Media Relations; Amy DeCesare, Coordinator of Broadcast Services; Thomas Harris, Director of Student Promotions and Fan Engagement; Aurelia Spaulding, Communications and Marketing Coordinator for the WKU ALIVE Center; Lindsay Stoltz, Assistant Director of New Chapter Development for Alpha Omicron Pi International Sorority; and Chris Woods, Consultant and General Partner for Plaid, LLC.
This year’s Program Coordinator was Mindy Johnson, Assistant Director of Student Activities; the On-Site Coordinator was Andrew Rash, Coordinator of Student Activities; the student On-Site Coordinators were Maggie Shelton, a 2014 LeaderShape graduate, and Ben McDaniel, a 2013 LeaderShape graduate.
The 2015 LeaderShape graduates (listed by hometown) are: Mindie Anderson of Albany; Allan Moreno of Antioch, Tennessee; Kelvin Brown of Atlanta, Georgia; Jonathan Darnell of Boaz; Sarah Basham, Andrew Clark, Suzanne Moore, Xzaveion Price and Emily Pride, all of Bowling Green; Dalton Harshbarger of Burlington; Steffani Trimble of Clarksville, Tennessee; Katie Block of Danville; Allison O’Brien of Elizabethtown; Abby Huff of Ewing; Allison Glascock of Flemingsburg; Thereasa Bujnowski of Fort Campbell; Daniel Banks of Frankfort; Miranda Holcomb of Georgetown; Robert Brown of Glasgow; Bailey Duncan of Goshen; Haley Lee of Hardinsburg; Heather Duke of Independence; Jules Jenks of Jeffersonville, Indiana; Evan Smith of Lancaster; Eric Ebner and Kierra Muhammad, both of Lexington; Daniel Aroh, Amanda Baldwin, Rachel Byrd, Breanna Carter, Hayden DeLozier, Courtney Ellis, Devon Goetz, Carson Kuhl, Tabitha Lauzon, Nick Lawson, Shelby Logsdon, Sarah Michaelree, Jeff Moreman, Del Payne, Colton Smith, Skyler Smith, Celeste Somerville and Tess Tallent, all of Louisville; Katie Crider of Madisonville; Jonny Garcia of Nashville, Tennessee; Temple Ricke of New Albany, Indiana; Hayley Armstrong, Jill Emerson and Mary Beth Wilk, all of Owensboro; James Flynn and McKenzie Huskey, both of Paducah; Nathan Wilson of Princeton; Ryan Weddle of Somerset; Alex Staples of Versailles; and Asia Larkin of Whites Creek, Tennessee.
Contact: Andrew Rash, (270) 745-2484