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Contributed by Michele Lenhart on 03/11/2014
The Leadership Scholars program recognizes students with a demonstrated record of academic and co-curricular achievements. Students enter the program during their first year at Ithaca College and take on new leadership challenges every semester until they graduate. Components of the program include service projects, professional development, and leadership in student organizations that is recorded in leadership portfolios that are presented to administrators and peers every semester.
During the semester prior to graduation, all Leadership Scholars present a Senior Capstone to highlight who they have become as a leader and a scholar during their time at Ithaca College. The scholars present on a variety of experiences that have helped them develop leadership skills, and they are asked to discuss the impact of these experiences on their plans after IC, as well.
This year, 57 seniors presented capstones, including:
The common themes of lessons learned from these experiences included: improved communication skills, enhanced time management and project management skills, increased confidence, appreciation for diversity, understanding the importance of serving the community and selecting meaningful professional development experiences.
Congratulations to the following outstanding group of seniors. Their leadership has contributed significantly to the Ithaca College community:
John Austin Douillard
Carlene Nora Doyle
Alisha N. Luziani
Jordan A. Mancuso
Ashley Rose McGinnes
Alexandra R. Robinson
Erin T. Smith
Emmalouise St. Amand
Kamila Z Swerdloff
These scholars presented their capstones early, because they plan to be studying away from campus in Fall 2014, and graduating in December 2014: