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Spring 2019 MLDP Students in Excellence

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Front Row: Eric Gokee ’19, Maria Smith-Lopez ’21, Snow Kang ’21, Allie Norrris ’19; Back Row: Dean Anderson ’21, Dylan Giles ’20, Jason Cushman ’21, Kojo Edzie ’20, Stuart Hayes ’21; Missing from Photo: Hayley Soriano ’20, Balt von Hoyningen Huene ’19

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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 Spring 2019.

 

Dean Anderson excelled in MLDP this term by receiving the most nominations from his peers. He also nominated the most people. Dean tackled an ambitious goal for his Personal Leadership Challenge and worked diligently applying new skills to achieve success. He actively contributed to every session and set a positive example of engagement for his peers. Dean was a pleasure to have in the program.

 

Jason Cushman took the program seriously and continually stepped outside of his comfort zone to push himself to achieve! Jason was very receptive to feedback and enjoyed reflecting on qualities of a leader. Jason was also very supportive of his peers.

 

Kojo Edzie was a wonderful presence in MLDP this term. His willingness to genuinely engage with his peers was remarkable. As a Program Ambassador, Kojo not only set an example for other participants, but consistently made sure that everyone was actively contributing to the program. Kojo used kindness and humor to foster meaningful connections with people.

 

Dylan Giles brought maturity and an eagerness to learn to the program. He was very reflective and thoughtful during the sessions. He did well using the strategies he learned to progress on his PLC, and more broadly, on his experience at Dartmouth.

 

Eric Gokee set a wonderful example for his peers. As one of the few ’19s in the program, Eric’s peers looked to him for guidance. He made sure to set a consistent respectful, positive, and inclusive example. Eric also brought this positive energy to dinner discussions and the off-campus session, where he gave thoughtful contributions.

 

Stuart Hayes worked very hard in MLDP this term. He was worked to put aside all other stressors during each weekly session and fully engage with the material and with his peers. Stuart was a great listener, was an active supportive of his peers, and is excited to carry forth what he learned in MLDP into the broader Dartmouth community. Congratulations, Stuart.

 

Snow Kang really enjoyed building community during this program. She made an effort to build many new relationships which pushed her to actively engage in every session. She asked good questions and diligently tried to incorporate lessons from each week’s session into her day-to-day life!

 

Allie Norris supported her peers and actively worked to create spaces for growth during this program. Allie maintained positivity throughout and pushed herself and her peers to work towards a deeper understanding of leadership.

 

Maria Smith-Lopez worked incredibly hard in MLDP this term. She was fully present and focused in every session. She completed assignments and reflections with a high level of effort. Maria also was attentive to the needs of her peers and was eager to validate others who made

positive contributions to the group.

 

Hayley Soriano pushed herself to be an active contributor during every MLDP session. She took the concepts from the program and incorporated them well into her daily life. Hayley had a genuine desire to learn as much as she could. Hayley was also an active listener and supporter of her peers.

 

Balt von Hoyningen Huene engaged well with his peers this term in MLDP, while providing productive spaces for discussion. Balt was an excellent leader, who was willing to challenge his peers’ beliefs at times, while knowing when to step back and listen authentically. 

 

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