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May 8, 2018

Staley School of Leadership Studies selects LEAD 212 class leaders for fall 2018

Submitted by Tamara Bauer

2018 Class leaders

The Staley School of Leadership Studies announces 56 students who will serve as class leaders for LEAD 212: Introduction to Leadership Concepts for the fall 2018 semester.

LEAD 212 is a one semester, two credit-hour course facilitated in two parts: large lecture sections of approximately 120 students, followed immediately by learning communities of small groups of 12-14 students. Peer educators, who are junior- and senior-level students called class leaders, facilitate these learning communities for the second half of class.

A unique feature of this course is the use of peer-led learning communities, a high-impact educational practice for leadership development. Students selected to serve as LEAD 212 class leaders will facilitate small group discussions, lead active-learning exercises, create a learning community with their students and perform administrative functions, such as grading, attendance, etc. These students serve as a bridge between students and instructors. They are motivated to help first-semester freshmen learn the academic discipline of leadership and adjust to the K-State campus community.

The following students were selected to serve as LEAD 212 class leaders for fall 2018:

Suvana Badgett, entrepreneurship; Molly Banwart, social sciences; Cedric Barnes, open option; Paige Becker, human development and family sciences; Tiffany Bowers, cultural anthropology; Jacob Boyce, mathematics; Lasheyia Boyd, human development and family sciences; Piper Brandt, public relations; Devin Bratkiv, mass communications; Francisco Cardoza, management information systems; Sabrina Cline, secondary education and Spanish; Taylor Cotton, bakery science and management; Connor Davis, life sciences/pre-physician assistant; Madison Degnan, management information systems; Michael Duncan, theatre; TJ Eccles, marketing; Larissa Ester, French and international studies; Shelby Foster, sociology and pre-medicine; Alyssa Frey, social work; Adrianna Gordey, English; Jonathan Greenlee, accounting; Paige Gumpenberger, social work; Lindsey Hamner, human development and family science; Isaac Henson, psychology; Lorena Juanez, economics; Emily Lavery, human resource management; Charday Long, psychology; Sierra Marstall, public relations; Kennadi Martin, human resource management, Sarah Mayerle, marketing; Valerie Mays, anthropology and communication studies; Kathryn Messer, finance; Sarah Middendorf, Spanish; Abigaile Molzer, anthropology and international studies; Cassandra Nguyen, family and consumer sciences education; Rhett Pierce, mechanical engineering; Matt Plummer, mechanical engineering; Bailey Porter, medical biochemistry and pre-medicine; Carly Rasmussen, medical biochemistry; Samantha Rose, gender, women and sexuality studies; Corbin Sedlacek, accounting; Katlyn Seyb, finance; Carly Smith, anthropology; Victoria Sparkman, political science/international studies; Anna Spexarth, public relations and political science; Victoria Stevens, human development and family studies; Hannah Sutherland, public relations and international studies; Jordan Tannehill, accounting and finance; Isis Thornton-Saunders, marketing and sociology; Chelsea Turner, American ethnic studies and theatre; Hannah Valentine, business organizational management; Brianna Woicke, marketing; Emily Wollard, elementary education; Regan Zaremba, mechanical engineering; Megan Zeman, secondary education-English; and Patrick Zenk, organizational management. 

Class leaders complete training sessions throughout the spring and summer to be prepared to teach in the fall. They learn about facilitation skills, peer mentoring, community building and ways to support first-semester freshman in their transition to college.

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