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K-State Today

May 21, 2014



School of Leadership Studies selects LEAD 212 class leaders for fall 2014

By Ryan Haxton

The School of Leadership Studies has selected as peer mentors for LEAD 212: Introduction to Leadership Concepts in fall 2014.

Students selected to serve as LEAD 212 class leaders will facilitate small group discussions, lead active-learning activities and be responsible for grading papers and projects. Class leaders serve as a liaison between students and instructors and will be a strong connection for many first-year students.

Research on peer leaders demonstrates that peer leaders serve many positive roles for first-year students including: connecting link between the student and the university, role model, motivator or guide, learning coach, student advocate and trusted friend, according to Colvin and Ashman, 2010. Peer leaders/mentors play an important role in shaping student's learning outcomes, environment and experiences.

Class leaders began training this spring by completing weekly preparation and training sessions, facilitation skills, service learning and student engagement; these students will be ready to assist incoming freshman next fall. Approximately 900 first year students will be enrolled in LEAD 212.

The fall 2014 LEAD 212 class leaders are:

Katie Ahearn, Brady Armstrong, Garrett Arner, Nathan Bahnmaier, Shana Baker, Allyssa Barrios, Adriane Barry, Tyler Bedell, Brooke Bengel, Chance Berndt, Alix Bilip, Alex Booth, Bailie Bridges, Kara Cavalli, Joshua Cox, Molly DeBusk, Carly Dickter, Kristen Doberer, Allison Dulac, Taylor Fagan, Kylie FAirman, Sidney Flinn, Cain Fouard, Britli Fuller, Shandell Gallardo, Kaitlyn Goddard, Maggie Griffith, Mason Grittman, Andrew Haar, Mary Harness, Russell Harp, Victoria Harshaw, Lauren Hartzell, Allison Harwood, Colby Haverkamp, Ryan Haxton, Mark Hay, Nicholas Hermann, Riley Holmes, Stephanie Hughes, Jakob Hutter, Jamie Jones, CJ Kadel, Cajsa Larson, Michael Lee, Emily Lehman, Landon Leiker, Alexis Lundy, Mackenzie Lutz, Alison Martin, Allan McFarland, Katelyn Meek, Mackenzie Mong, Katie Noll, Lacee Oliver, Lizzi Petite, Eden Randolph, Emelie Rogers, Nicholas Rohrbaugh, Emily Ruder, Andrew Ryan, Hunter Sherretts, Kaylee Smith, Sara Smith, Autumn Snesrud, Kylie Sturgis, Jill Teeter, Sarah Truman, McKenzie Veselic, Magen Witcher and Grace Works.