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Excellence in the Leadership and Management Program


The Spring 2018 MLDP students who completed the Management and Leadership Development Program with excellence. Photo by May Nguyen.

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First row: Anna Ellis ’19, Angelina Choi ’20, V Rueda ’19, Momi Tolentino ’20; Back row: Ian Reed ’21, Roesha Andre ’20, Ariela Kovary ’20, Sam Seifert ’20, Greyson Cohen ’19, Gyorgy Brevnov ’20, Izzy Bresnahan ’20; Missing from photo: Iliana Godoy ‘20

Each term the Management and 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 Spring 2018.

Roesha Andre ’20 Her dedication to this program was remarkable! Her ability to push through challenges and stay engaged with the program and her PLC was inspiring. She always had a positive attitude and it was great to see her pushing herself outside of her comfort zone.

Izzy Bresnahan ’20 She was so encouraging to her peers during the session activities and when giving feedback. Her dedication to her PLC and MLDP was impressive and evident by her early submissions and efforts to mobilize and lead others.

Gyorgy Brevnov ’20 His peers valued his ability to stay calm and collected during in-session simulations. He was great at keeping his teams on task and simplifying ideas for others. His cheerful and engaging nature was a pleasure to be around!

Angelina Choi ’20 She was a great team member who stood strong in her convictions while making others feel as if their opinions matter! Her peers appreciated Her ability to facilitate group discussions & keep activities fun and engaging.

Greyson Cohen ’19 He consistently offered answers in discussions and exhibiting leadership skills in problem solving. His peers said he is a supportive, understanding, and highly engaged. He always pushed conversations to a deeper level!

Anna Ellis ’19 She did a remarkable job of creating a comfortable environment for her peers with her openness and pleasant nature. Her peers said she always found a good balance between voicing her opinion and helping others express theirs.

Iliana Godoy ’20 She engaged with the speakers and was excited to help in any way she could! Her peers remarked that she was a great leader during small group activities and thrived off of her positive energy and go-getter attitude.

Ariela Kovary ’20 She was so great to work with and helpful in leading group discussions. Her peers appreciated her consistently positive attitude, level headedness, and willingness to work towards the goal of the session.

Ian Reed ’21 He provided great insight in the sessions and showed a deep level of engagement with the topics. His peers appreciated his positive attitude and encouraging words in small group conversations.

V Rueda ’19 She put a lot of thought and significant reflection into her Personal Leadership Challenge. She also took a leadership role to ask questions during sessions and kept everyone around her engaged! Her peers called her an excellent partner who was patient and empathetic.

Sam Seifert ’20 Out of every participant, he had the most number of nominations for Excellence! His peers remarked that he always took the initiative to get involved in sessions, shared his thoughts in conversations, and was a consistently engaged participant.

Momi Tolentino ’20 She was noticeably engaged and active in the sessions. Her accountability was impressive throughout the term. It was great to see her getting more out of her comfort zone as the term progressed!

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