LEAD Team Reflection

This year I had the pleasure of planning and coordinating the LAS Grad Ball Ceremony.  This is immensely exciting for the Leadership Institute as a whole because it’s our chance to recognize some of our students for their amazing accomplishments over their college career.  It’s also one of the few instances every year that a…

Service Learning Experience

During my third year at Central Michigan University, I had two service learning experiences that I would like to talk about.  The first experience comes from when i was given the opportunity to volunteer for a music festival in Kansas City, Missouri. Over Labor Day weekend this year, I was given the opportunity to volunteer…

Getting Back Into Greek Life

After a semester fully devoted to practicing and staying involved with the cheer team, I was excited to have extra free time open up in my schedule. Since the cheer team does a minimal amount of events during the spring, it gave me an excess of free time in my schedule. Once I realized this,…

Such a CHEERful Year

I was very apprehensive to start my third year at Central Michigan University. Being involved with the CMU cheer team, while being a member of the Greek community, and having a difficult class schedule was a daunting thought. Before the semester started I took a look at my life and prioritized my goals. It was…

A boy named Justus

Going into your sophomore year, as a LASer, is very exciting. Not only are we not freshmen anymore, but we also have our mentee to look after.  As soon as it was confirmed Justus Anderson had received the scholarship and planned on coming here, I knew he would be my mentee. I had met him…

FIRE UP CHIPS!

Last May, a good friend and fellow LASer, Kate Odykirk, urged me to come try out for the CMU Cheer Team. A little skeptical at first, I was hesitant, but I figured I’d give it a shot. After my first few attempts/failures at Co-Ed stunting, I didn’t think this was the sport for me, but…

Service Learning Reflection

Leadership and service go together like ice cream and happiness; you can’t have one without the other. Since high school, I have always been someone who enjoys volunteering and completing service hours. My parents always encouraged me to do this and reminded me how important it is to give back to the community. This past…