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19W Management and Leadership with Excellence


19W Management and Leadership Development Program participatns who completed the program with excellence. Photo by DJ Kim.

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Photo Caption: Front row: Eugene Lovejoy ’22, Casey Vaughan ’19, Lisa Je TH’19, Halle Dantas ’21 , Levi Roseman ’21, Viney Regunath ’21; Back row: Owen Ritz ’21, Jeffrey Li ’21, Sophia Linkas ’21, Uma Ramesh ’20, Tobias Lange ’21, Jack Kerin ’20; Missing from photo: Ella Ketchum ’21, Kate Laskoski ’21

Each term the Management Leadership Development Program provides students with the opportunity to reflect on their leadership experience and build the skills to be more effective leaders. At the close of the program, participants are asked to nominate their peers for excellence. When nominating, students are asked to explain why their nominees made their experience in MLDP more beneficial and how their nominees provided an excellent example of leadership during the program. At the end of the term, students must have perfect attendance and be nominated multiple times, by multiple peers to complete the program with excellence. Below are the collaborated comments about those who completed the Management and Leadership Development Program with excellence in Winter 2019.

Halle Dantas ’21 did a wonderful job in MLDP this winter. She always participated actively in the sessions and was willing to work outside her comfort zone. Halle was also looked to by her peers as a leader and a mediator in group discussions.

Lisa Je TH’19 had a fantastic term with MLDP. She was fully present in every session and mindful about her comments. Lisa always tried to include others and to represent the ideas of her groups. She strived to increase her understanding of the material and was willing to step up to help the program leaders.

Jack Kerin ’20 stepped into an ambassador role in MLDP halfway through the term, which proved his commitment to the program and his desire to lead. Jack was a thoughtful and kind team member who was always willing to help others.

Ella Ketchum ’21 had a wonderful term in MLDP. She answered the online reflections thoughtfully and was continually willing to engage with her peers and the student assistants to foster positive and thoughtful conversation.

Tobias Lange ’21 had a wonderful term in MLDP. He continually brought positive energy and enthusiasm to the sessions. Tobias was also very willing to collaborate with others and was an ideal team player.

Kate Laskoski ’21 had a great term in MLDP. She was a leader among her peers and was always willing to show vulnerability by reflecting on her own professional growth. Kate also asked thoughtful questions to drive the understanding of the material deeper.

Jeffrey Li ’21 did a great job this term in MLDP. He was always willing to bring his insightful and genuine reflections into group discussions. He also did a wonderful job making his peers feel comfortable and driving the conversations deeper.

Sophia Linkas ’21 did a wonderful job in MLDP this term. She was always fully present during sessions and willing to engage and contribute thoughtfully. Sophia was also an active participant in dinner discussions and worked hard to make her peers feel heard and understood.

Eugene Lovejoy ’22 showed incredible dedication to MLDP this term. He was a calm and quiet leader who was always positive and engaged. He continually looked for ways to encourage thoughtful discussion with his peers.

Uma Ramesh ’20 showed amazing dedication to MLDP this term. She always wrote excellent reflection responses and frequently worked outside of her comfort zone to fully engage in activities. Uma was kind, thoughtful, and always present.

Viney Regunath ’21 brought incredible positive energy to every session. He was always willing to engage with the speaker and he frequently initiated discussion among his peers. His light and friendly demeanor was a joy to have in the program.

Owen Ritz ’21 was a great participant in MLDP this term! His smile and contagious positive energy allowed him to connect with his peers during every session. Owen was thoughtful and kind and always tried to make other people feel comfortable.

Levi Roseman ’21 excelled in MLDP this winter. He was an active listener who always maintained the right balance between leading the group and engaging with his peers. Levi was thoughtful and present. He reflected well on the ways to use skills from MLDP in his everyday life.

Casey Vaughan ’19 had a great term in MLDP! She fully engaged with the program by actively participating in discussions and by supporting her peers and encouraging positive group dynamics!

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