The Student Activities Office recently hosted its 12th campus-based WKU LeaderShape Institute, an intensive, weeklong experience that teaches students to lead with integrity and believe in the impossible.
A group of 46 students spent May 13-18 at the All Saints Center in Leitchfield to participate in a six-day program full of lectures, simulations and small groups known as Family Clusters, which focused on their personal values and the visions they have to better the world in which we live. The LeaderShape Institute helps participants explore not only how to make positive change, but how to develop meaning relationships that put their visions into action.
As much as the students enjoyed bonding and learning in the large group setting, Family Cluster time was by far one of their favorite moments. Leading the students through the Family Cluster sessions were Family Cluster Facilitators, respected professionals associated with WKU. The facilitators were Michael Shelton, WKU Admissions Counselor; Candice Douglas, Intramural-Recreational Sports Assistant Director, Facilities; Heather Thomas, Coordinator, Housing & Residence Life; Casey Kucera, Assistant Hall Director, Housing & Residence Life; and Aimee Bettersworth, Mahurin Honors College Admissions Counselor.
Guest Leader Night is another component of the LeaderShape Institute that the students enjoyed. It’s designed to allow students to get to know professionals who have made positive change. The Guest Leader Night discussion featured Dr. Jace Lux, Director of Admissions; Dr. Mike Reagle, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Director, Housing & Dining; Chuck Clark, Director of Student Publications; Dr. Corie Martin, Director of Web Services & Digital Media, Public Affairs; and Melanie Evans, Coordinator of Judicial Affairs, Student Conduct.
This year’s Program Coordinator was Mindy R. Johnson, Assistant Director of Student Activities; the On-Site Coordinators were Ashlee Manley, Manager of Orientation & Admissions, and Micaelah McAlpine, Graduate Student, Student Activities.
The 2018 LeaderShape graduates are: Gagandeep Banga of India; Miracle Beach of Nashville, Tennessee; Amarye Bell of Lexington; Onya Bell of Franklin; Lauren Bond of Lebanon, Tennessee; Kiria Braden of Nashville, Tennessee; Kelsey Briscoe of Bowling Green; Asia Brown of Louisville; Shelby Cable of Custer; Annalicia Carlson of Gallatin, Tennessee; Bremonte Carpenter of Nashville, Tennessee; Cameron Currin of Smyrna, Tennessee; Kayla Ditto of Elizabethtown; Alexis Edwards of Russell Springs; Jazzlin Hamilton of Louisville; Mary Hayes of Georgetown, Indiana; Paige Hiltner of Bowling Green; Hannah Hoerlein of Louisville; Whitney Hutson of White House, Tennessee; Alex Kahn of Alpharetta, Georgia; Quanshae Lewis of Springfield; Veronica Lopez of Winchester; Alea Luckett of Bowling Green; Jack Mayo of Henderson; Tiera McDermott of Bowling Green; Colton McGlone of Harrodsburg; Elizabeth Medley of Springfield; Autumn Milliner of Leitchfield; Cheyenne Mitchell of Lexington; MacKenzie Moore of Shepherdsville; Will Pride of Bowling Green; Cassidy Ratterman of Louisville; Kylie Schaefer of Covington; Haley Schoengart of LaGrange; Samuel Sturges of Owensboro; Caleb Tamminga of Glasgow; Victoria Terhune of Louisville; Patrice Thomas of Louisville; Dailyn Tichenor of Louisville; Cori Venning of Louisville; Savannah Waffird of Springfield, Tennessee; Elizabeth Watkins of Frankfort; David Weafer of Louisville; Madison White of Willisburg; Liam Wilson of Bowling Green; Presley Wilson of Lebanon; and Deborah Wright of Austin.
Contact: Mindy R. Johnson, (270) 745-2060