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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 – all recorded in personalized 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 may present on any 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, 63 seniors presented capstones, covering a variety of topics:

  • 14 scholars presented on their experiences leading student organizations
  • 13 covered what they gained from internships or student teaching
  • 12 presented on their academic research or course-related experiential learning activities, such as thesis films
  • 10 shared their leadership on community service projects or social justice campaigns
  • 7 spoke about their time studying abroad
  • 4 presented on their experiences in athletics
  • 3 presented on other events that broadened their perspectives

The common themes of lessons learned from these experiences included: improved presentation and communication skills, enhanced time management and project management skills, increased confidence, appreciation for diversity, understanding the importance of serving the community, and valuing experiences to directly apply knowledge in their career preparation. 

Congratulations to the following outstanding group of seniors. Their leadership has contributed significantly to the Ithaca College community!

Alexandra Lisa Kass

Alyssa J. Wu

Amanda Rissmeyer

Annmarie Charno

Bianca Nicolosi

Brittany Lynne Ashton Gilpin

Carly S. Gill

Chelsea R. Bell

Chelsea Robie

Chloe Van Alstine

Christina Neist

Colleen Garman

Courtney Marie Ferguson

Cristin Katherine Carlin

Danielle Marie Prizzi

David A. Hill

David Geary

Eliana Abigail Blatt

Emilio Martínez Zurita de la Garza

Emily Alexandra Menez

Emily Laurel Holland

Gabriella Napoli

Hannah Jane Worthley

Hayley Sarah Nickerson

Jarrod William Walczer

Jason D. Wilber

Jennifer Randall

Jessica Burrell

Jessica Chen

Jill Marie Jackson

Julian Rivera

Karl Thompsen

Kaylyn Syvret

Kelsey Altpeter

Kelsey B. Paquin

Kimberly Armbruster

Laura Ann Trafidlo

Laura Maresciallo

Lindsay Harrop

Marc Brian Phillips

Marissa D'Ambrosio

Mark Benjamin Vorensky

Matthew Bailey-Adams

Maya Kachroo-Levine

Meredith Celeste Gennaro

Michael Aaron Kaneff

Miranda Gehris

Molly Birecree

Natalie C. Rubino

Nathan T. Breton

Nathaniel C. Lawrence

Rachael Marie Hartford

Robyn Lustbader

Sara C. Noble

Sarah Furie

Sarah Matte

Stefan J. Haugen

Stefanie Mercado Altman

Steven Humes

Taylor D. Eike

Valerie Golembiewski

Wade Thomas Ferrari

Zachary Millon

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