Tower Notes MCDONOUGH CENTER FOR LEADERSHIP & BUSINESS | SUMMER 2013
From the Dean
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8 Student Editorial Board As part of an effort to offer students more leadership opportunities on campus, the publication of Tower Notes is assisted by an Editorial Board of McDonough Scholars. The 2011-2012 academic year’s staff of six was led by editor-in-chief, Melanie Hendershot ’13, with Tiesha Anderson ’14, Julianne Gmys ’15, Taylor Hanigosky ’16, Shannon Johnston ’15, Laura Keating ’15, and Alyssa McGrath ’13. We are very appreciative of the contribution McDonough Scholars are making to the life of the Center. In the process, they are developing critical leadership skills.
fter two years as Interim Provost and Dean of the Faculty, I returned full-time to McDonough this past summer. While I was not physically away from campus during that period, it has been nice to be back to the McDonough building and focusing exclusively on one office. I truly appreciated the leadership that Dr. Rob McManus provided as the acting assistant dean of McDonough and the great work that Christy did during this interim period. Without the McDonough staff support, this arrangement would not have worked. They kept things moving, as this issue of Tower Notes will attest. I think it is apt to call the upcoming academic year (2013-2014) a transitional period for all of us. We welcomed this summer two new team members – Alexandra Perry (the second full-time professor in the leadership program) and Maribeth Saleem-Tanner (the new director of civic engagement). We also welcomed three new faculty to our McDonough Affiliated team – Javier Jimenez (Spanish and Portuguese, as well as director of the Latin American Studies Program), Ben Thomas (Petroleum Engineering and Geology), and Ben Ebenhack (Petroleum Engineering). At the same time, we said our good-byes to two others – Mark Bagshaw (retiring professor of management and leadership) and Arielle Jennings (outgoing director of civic engagement, who moved to England and will continue to pursue her passion for youth leadership education). Our goal is to continue to build a very strong leadership program while seeking new opportunities for collaboration, partnerships, and cutting-edge initiatives. We were busy this past year bringing people together through workshops, conferences, and speakers. Aside from our two regular annual conferences (the McDonough Leadership Conference and the Nonprofit Capacity-Building Conference), we also partnered with the College’s China Institute and worked collaboratively with the University of International Relations to successfully host the Summer Palace Forum in Beijing, China. Through our partnership with The New York Times, we launched a new Leadership Fellows Program with a strong group of students participating in special activities on campus. The four main areas of the McDonough Center – Civic Engagement, Business Leadership, International Leadership, and Research – continued to thrive during the 2012-2013 academic year. In the area of Civic Engagement, this issue highlights the Food Education Program and the Evans Civic Engagement Internship. For Business Leadership, we partnered with Peoples Bank to host a successful business case competition at McDonough. In International Leadership, our four bloggers – representing a variety of cultures – shared their experiences from Italy, Belgium, China, and Peru with the LEAD 203 (Global Leadership) students. We also had a successful trip to Thailand and Cambodia. Plans are already in place for two other trips next summer (Ghana and The Netherlands). On the Research side, our students have increased their involvement in undergraduate research, including honors and capstones projects. Our alumni continue to make us proud. They are truly putting into practice the McDonough mission – “Giving Back the Gift.” This issue only highlights a very small percentage of everything that our alumni are doing worldwide. Aside from pursuing graduate studies in a variety of fields (modeling the idea of leaders as life-long learners), they are also providing strong leadership in a wide variety of professional fields. As I settle in to the new/old office, I’m excited to see all the possibilities that McDonough has ahead. I look forward to working closely with the McDonough Scholars again, both in and out of the classroom, and continuing to develop projects and activities that will add value to their college experience and prepare them to make a positive difference after they graduate. After all, that’s what this whole enterprise is all about!
In Focus The McDonough Leadership Curriculum
Dr. Robert McManus teaching LEAD 101
4. Global Leadership (LEAD 203) – Leadership does not take place in a vacuum. In this course, we examine cultural models of leadership through different lenses (e.g., the Islamic/Buddhist/African/Latin American/Taoist/Confucian/Western perspective on leadership). We also examine how current global processes, particularly Globalization, are affecting leader-follower relations. Aside from these four core courses, we also offer three one-credit-hour practicum courses, which serve as a bridge between Knowledge and Action: • Leadership Practicum I (LEAD 140): Taken during the first year in the leadership program, this course focuses on facilitation and deliberation. These leadership skills are critical for effective collaboration between leaders and followers. • Leadership Practicum II (LEAD 240): Taken during the second year in the leadership program, this course focuses on project planning, development and implementation. Students work in teams and make decisions through a collaborative process. • Leadership Practicum III (LEAD 340): Taken as an elective, this course designation is used whenever the Center offers an experiential education opportunity. This course allows the students to gain credit for their participation in a hands-on project (e.g., The Fitzgerald Executive-in-Residence Program). The McDonough affiliated faculty also offer many different electives that are part of the leadership program’s four tracks (International Leadership Studies Major, Minor/Certificate in Leadership Studies, and the Teacher Leadership Certificate) – for example, “Cross-Cultural Communication” (COMM 385), “Leadership and Change: Studies in Historical Biography” (HIST 302), “Presidency and Executive Leadership” (POLS 210). The evolution of the curriculum reflects the dynamic nature of the field itself. In another three decades, we are sure that the knowledge component of the leadership program will have new features that address new contexts; and, that is the exciting part of a field of study that explores a complex human phenomenon – it never stands still.
hen the McDonough Center first developed its undergraduate leadership curriculum in 1986, there were few models to choose from in American Higher Education. As a result, we engaged in an internal creative process, which brought faculty from different disciplines who contributed to an innovative, liberal-arts based program. While that collaborative, liberal-arts spirit has persisted, the curriculum has – as it should have – evolved. Today, the McDonough Leadership Program focuses on three areas: Knowledge, Action, and Growth. We believe that growth (the development of leadership wisdom) comes from the purposeful combination of knowledge (leadership education through a course-based curriculum) and action (leadership skill-building through practice). The curriculum is based on our working definition of leadership as “the PROCESS by which LEADERS and FOLLOWERS develop a relationship and work together toward a GOAL (or goals) within an environmental CONTEXT shaped by cultural VALUES and NORMS.” By defining leadership as a process, as opposed to abilities and attributes associated with the leader, we are able to examine the different components of leadership – leaders, followers, goals, organizational context, and the influence of culture (values and norms): 1. Foundations of Leadership (LEAD 101) – Taken in the fall semester of the student’s first year in the program, this course examines the relationship between leaders and followers. The leadership students, for instance, study ethical considerations in the relationship, and the use and abuse of power. 2. Organizational Leadership (LEAD 103) – The second critical area is the environmental context of leadership. At McDonough, we focus on how organizational structures affect the leaders’ and followers’ attitudes and behaviors, including the different metaphors that we can use to describe organizational structures (e.g., machine, organism). 3. Theories and Models of Leadership (LEAD 201) – The third critical area is the path that leaders and followers take as they embark on the road to reaching their goals. There are many theories and models designed to guide leaders and followers, showing them how the goals can be accomplished.
In the Spotlight College Adds New Faculty to McDonough Team
ollowing a national search, Alexandra Perry was appointed the McDonough Center’s new Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies. Dr. Perry will serve as the second full-time faculty member at McDonough, joining Dr. Robert McManus, McCoy Associate Professor of Leadership Studies and Communication. Dr. Perry’s research centers on how the decisions of political leaders during the World War II era conflict between Japan and the United States are understood in ethical terms through the writing of history. She also writes on the ethics of disability and the neurodiversity movement. She is the managing editor of Theoretical & Applied Ethics, a peer-reviewed journal published by the University of Nebraska Press, and also a co-editor of a book series, “Studies in Theoretical & Applied Ethics.” She recently published an article on ethics and autism in the journal Bioethics, and
completed a book chapter on the controversy surrounding the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s commemorative exhibit of the atomic bombings of Japan which will be published in a book on space, politics, and epistemology. Aside from teaching elective courses on Leadership and Ethics, Dr. Perry will be teaching sections of the core courses in the leadership program. She received her doctorate from Montclair State University in Pedagogy and Philosophy. Her master’s degree, also from Montclair State, is in Education with a concentration in philosophy for children. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree from William Paterson University in Philosophy, Psychology and Cognitive Science. She has previously taught courses at Drew University, Montclair State University, and William Patterson University.
New Director of Civic Engagement Appointed
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aribeth Saleem-Tanner is the newly appointed Director of Civic Engagement at the McDonough Center following a national search to replace Arielle Jennings, who moved to England in August where she plans to continue her career in civic engagement and leadership. Maribeth grew up in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. She holds an MA in Conflict Transformation with a concentration in peace-building and development from the Center for Justice and Peace-building at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) in Harrisonburg, Virginia, as well as a BA in English and Creative Writing from Pomona College. Her capstone research project at EMU focused on understanding differing perceptions of community and economic development in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, where she lived and worked for ten years. Prior to coming to Marietta College, Maribeth worked with High Rocks, an award-winning community-based leadership development program, where she held a variety of roles from VISTA volunteer to Co-Director. She also spent time working with nonprofits throughout the region to place and support AmeriCorps VISTA members through the Pocahontas Communications Cooperative, reading to elementary school classes as
a library assistant, teaching English as a community college instructor, and supporting community life and student leaders at EMU as a Resident Director.
Jennings Leaves Strong Record Arielle Jennings was instrumental in the significant growth of the Office of Civic Engagement in recent years. During her time as Director of Civic Engagement at Marietta College, Arielle oversaw several new initiatives, including: helping us win the Engaged Campus Award in 2012 – an award given to the College by Ohio Campus Compact; working collaboratively with the Office of Student Life to start the Social Justice Leadership Institute; institutionalizing the Alternative Breaks Program, including starting the first Alternative Break to Nicaragua/Dominican Republic; assisting in the development of the grant-funded Nonprofit CapacityBuilding Initiative, now called Nonprofits LEAD – a project first developed by Tanya Judd Pucella through a path-breaking study of the area nonprofits’ capacity-building needs; providing support for faculty implementing service-learning; overseeing the founding of the highly successful Food is Elementary Program; and winning the Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award given by the Office of Academic Affairs. We wish her all the best as she embarks on her British adventure!
UIR, Marietta College Co-host Inaugural Summer Palace Forum
he University of International Relations (UIR) and Marietta College co-hosted the inaugural Summer Palace Forum on June 29-30 in Beijing, China. The event is designed to annually bring together leaders from Higher Education, Business, Media, and Civil Society in a conversation about critical issues facing China. This year’s theme focused on “Higher Education’s Social Responsibilities and Its Relations with Society and Business Community.” The forum was co-sponsored by Beijing Zhong Ke Heng Ji Research Institute and Global InfoTech. UIR’s Center for International Strategy and Security Studies coordinated the event, while Marietta College’s McDonough Center and the China Institute invited and worked with the American speakers. The first day of the forum was held in the Beijing International Hotel. Dr. Cynthia Cherrey, Vice President for Campus Life and a lecturer in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, and President of the International Leadership Association, Inc., was the keynote speaker. Her address was entitled “Leadership as a Global Movement.” Dr. Joseph Bruno, President of Marietta College, also addressed the forum participants with a presentation, entitled “The Concept of the Liberal Arts in Relation to Higher Education’s Social Responsibility.” Aside from the keynote addresses, the American speakers also provided case studies representing different approaches to American Higher Education’s social responsibility: • Andy Zelleke, Senior Lecturer of Business Administration, Harvard University Business School; topic: “The Harvard Business School’s Innovation in Leadership Education: The Field Immersion Experiences for Leadership Development.” • Sadhana Hall, Deputy Director, the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences, Dartmouth College; topic: “The Rockefeller Center’s Approach to Higher Education’s Social Responsibility.” • Gama Perruci, Dean of the McDonough Center and Chair of the International Leadership Association, Inc.; topic: “The McDonough Center’s Approach to Higher Education’s Social Responsibility.”
Yang Yuanming, President, Beijing Zhong Ke Heng Ji Science Research Institute; topic: “The Integration of Industry-Education-Research: Core Competitiveness of Enterprise Innovation.” Zhang Xiaolan, Deputy Director, Center for International Strategy and Security, UIR; topic: “The Philosophy and Strategy of UIR’s Social Responsibility.”
The second day of the forum was held in the UIR campus under the theme – “The Three C’s: Campus, Creativity, Cooperation.” The American speakers provided brief comments about the theme, while Todd Henshaw, Director of Executive Leadership Programs at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, served as the keynote speaker, delivering a presentation, entitled “The Courageous Leadership for the 21st Century: Examining the Role of Leader Identity and an Encouraging Culture.” The forum closed with dinner in the Imperial Feast Hall of the Summer Palace. Summer Palace 2013 Panel Discussion
Summer Palace 2013 presenters
The Chinese speakers focused mainly on the relationship between Higher Education and the business community: • Li Bing, Vice President, State Development & Investment Corp (SDIC); topic: “Social Responsibilities of a Chinese Enterprise.” • Liu Debing, Chairman of Board, China General Consulting and Investment; topic: “On Strategic Transformation of Chinese Enterprises and Chinese Higher Education Reform.” • Wang Tengjiao, Deputy Director, Department of Computer Science and Technology, and Secretary General, Database and Application Software Industry Association; topic: “Thoughts on the Development of Universities’ Industry-EducationResearch.”
In the Spotlight Robert Rubin Receives 2013 Mister Mac Award
obert Rubin, Co-Chair of The Council on Foreign Relations and former U.S. Treasury Secretary, received the McDonough Center’s 2013 Mister Mac Award for Leadership Excellence during the April 2013 luncheon of the Economic Roundtable of the Ohio Valley. Mr. Rubin served as the 70th United States Secretary of the Treasury during both the first and second Clinton administrations. In 2006, he was instrumental in the founding of The Hamilton Project in the Brookings Institution, a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, D.C. The project is named after Alexander Hamilton, the nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Through a variety of strategies (release of strategy papers, hosting of events, publication of books), the Hamilton Project seeks to make an impact in U.S. policy-making. He is the author of In an Uncertain World: Tough Choices from Wall Street to Washington (2003). He has an undergraduate from Harvard and a law degree from Yale. The McDonough leadership award is named after the “Mister Mac” towboat, the flagship towboat of the Marmac Corporation fleet. It’s a hard-working towboat, yet it leads the pack, while serving others. This towboat also represents the power of a single leader to move big ideas. This award is given in honor of the late Bernard P. McDonough (1903-1985), a self-made industrialist and entrepreneur who ran wide-ranging global business interests from his Marmac Corporation headquarter in Parkersburg, West Virginia. His generosity has inspired us to seek others – in the business community, in the arts world, in the public-service sector – who fit his vision of a “servant-leader.”
2012-2013 Fitzgerald EIR Completes Successful Project
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Under the guidance of Fitzgerald Executive-inResidence Earle Maiman ’70, students in his project spent a year preparing for an in-depth mock trial experience that culminated in April at the Washington County Common Pleas courtrooms before full juries and judges.
arle Jay Maiman ’70 successfully completed his 2012-2013 Fitzgerald Executivein-Residency at the McDonough Center. His project, entitled “From Complaint to Verdict: A ‘Learning By Doing’ Experience in Trial Advocacy,” allowed students to participate on a “mock” case throughout the 2012-2013 academic year. The students, under Mr. Maiman’s mentorship, tried that case to a jury in April 2013. Maiman was the second Fitzgerald EIR. The program was renamed in 2011 for Barbara ’73 and Paul Fitzgerald. The Fitzgeralds donated $100,000 to endow McDonough’s EIR program in 2010. He spent his entire career either practicing, or teaching, the art of advocacy. After receiving an M.A. in Rhetoric and Public Address from the University of WisconsinMilwaukee in 1973, Maiman coached intercollegiate debate and taught argument for four years at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Maiman then earned a law degree from the University of Cincinnati and, in 1979, began as a law clerk at a downtown Cincinnati firm. He continued to work with that same firm – now called Thompson Hine, LLP – until he retired at the end of 2010. During the 30 years he was with Thompson Hine, Maiman’s practice was exclusively as a trial lawyer. He primarily tried business disputes, but also handled product liability and personal injury cases, as well as a variety of other types of disputes. For 15 years, Maiman was the head of litigation for Thompson Hine’s Cincinnati office and was Vice-Chair of the firm-wide Business Litigation Practice Group. He lectured frequently on techniques of trial practice and was Chair of the Steering Committee for the annual National Institute of Trial Advocacy training program conducted at the University of Cincinnati. He has been listed among the “100 Best” lawyers in Ohio and “50 Best” lawyers in Cincinnati. Maiman is the first Program Director for the Cincinnati Bar Association Arbitration Service and is also a member of the Board of Trustees for The Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati. He is a member of the Civil Service Commission of Madeira, Ohio, as well as a board member of Madeira’s Historical Society.
McDonough Hosts Annual Leadership Conference
he McDonough Center hosted its annual undergraduate leadership conference on April 12-13, bringing together faculty and students from a variety of institutions, including the U.S. Naval Academy, University of Oregon, and the University of Monterrey in Mexico. The conference also included capstone presentations by students from Birmingham-Southern College and Wilkes University. The conference additionally offered the inaugural Peoples Bank Undergraduate Business Case Competition (see story on page 10). The McDonough Scholars played a major role in running the conference. Taylor Landrie ’13 served as the Conference Chair. The 2013 conference explored insights and best practices in five themes: (1) International Business Leadership; (2) Women in Leadership; (3) Teacher Leadership; (4) Leadership in Law and Policy; and (5) Leadership in Healthcare. Aside from the student presentations, the conference participants also had an opportunity to hear from three keynote speakers
(Scott Theodore ’86, Managing Partner, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance; Hodan Ahmed, Senior Program Officer with NDI Somalia; and Shawn Selby ’92, News Editor, Capital Business, a publication of The Washington Post) and two “Leader Dialogue” guests (Brendan Riccobene, President and COO, McDonough Corporation; and Richard Miles, retired, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C.). The conference was made possible through the generous support from the Theodore Leadership Conference Endowment, McDonough Corporation, Peoples Bank, and Christy & Associates. The next McDonough Leadership Conference will be held on April 11-12, 2014. The themes for the 2014 conference include: (1) Leadership in the Energy Industry; (2) Women in Leadership; (3) Business Leadership; and (4) Leadership and Ethics. To submit a presentation proposal, please visit the McDonough website (http://mcdonough.marietta.edu).
The New York Times Leadership Fellows Announced
Sydney Maltese (Cohort 24; Major: Organizational Communication/ Public Relations; Minors: Leadership Studies, Psychology); Gene Neill (Cohort 26; Majors: Organization Communications/Public Relations and Human Resources Double; Minor: Leadership Studies); Monica Short (Cohort 25; Majors: Psychology, International Leadership Studies; Minor: Gender Studies); Jenna Skoglund (Cohort 25; Major: Middle Childhood Education with concentrations in language arts and social studies; Minor: History; Certificates: Teacher Leadership Certificate, Reading Endorsement); and Blake Szkoda (Cohort 26; Major: Biochemistry; Minor: Environmental Science & Energy Systems Studies; Certificate: Leadership Studies). The Leadership Fellows will play a key role in promoting the debate of current issues on campus. They will work with the Dean of the McDonough Center to organize three events per semester that will bring together students interested in discussing topics of national/global prominence. Leadership Fellows also will advise the McDonough faculty/staff on the use of The New York Times in the McDonough Leadership Program.
he New York Times, one of the most prestigious newspapers in the country, recently reached out to the Higher Education community in an effort to become an educational partner with leadership programs. This initiative is based on the simple (yet critical) idea that better informed leaders make better decisions. In a world increasingly complex and ever changing, leaders must have a clear understanding of how current events affect our lives. A democratic society depends on well informed citizen-leaders in order to thrive. During the 2012-2013 academic year, The New York Times launched a pilot Leadership Fellows Program at Northwestern University’s Center for Leadership. The success of this pilot has led the newspaper to seek out other institutions interested in this program. Marietta College’s McDonough Center will serve as one of the new sites for the 2013-2014 academic year. Through a competitive process, McDonough selected the following students to serve as the 2013-2014 New York Times Leadership Fellows at Marietta College: Megan Bache (Cohort 27; Major: Biology; Minor: Leadership Studies); Alina Kielbasa (Cohort 25; Majors: International Leadership Studies and Political Science; Certificate: Teaching English as a Foreign Language); Erin McNulty (Cohort 26; Major: English; Minor: Organizational Communications/Public Relations and Leadership);
In the Spotlight
McDonough Scholars Receive Awards
arietta College honored its top students this year during All Scholars Day. Prizes, scholarships, and awards were presented, recognizing students for their outstanding achievements in academics and leadership. Many McDonough Scholars were recognized during this College ceremony.
The following McDonough Center awards were recognized during this year’s ceremony:
Carl Broughton Scholarship was created by the McDonough Foundation of Parkersburg, West Virginia, in 1996 in honor of Carl Broughton – a local entrepreneur, Life Associate Trustee of Marietta College, and a long-time supporter of leadership education. The scholarship provides $5,000 per year for up to three years (a possible total of $15,000 in scholarship award per recipient). This scholarship competition is open to rising sophomores in the McDonough Leadership Program who have a solid grade point average, are pursuing the minor in Leadership Studies or the major in International Leadership Studies and are planning a career in business – broadly defined.
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Erin N. McNulty ’16 Gene A. Neill ’16
Robert E. & Sally S. Evans Civic Engagement Internship Program was created as a result of the recognition of the importance of the nonprofit sector to the health of the Marietta community and the critical service role that college students may play in the region. This program recognizes the lasting legacy that Robert E. Evans established in the community through his many civic responsibilities, building on his tradition of commitment to the future of Marietta. This program awards up to $5,000 annually to a deserving leadership student who is committed to spending a summer in Marietta as an intern in a nonprofit organization working with children in K-12 age group. Brianna A. Scott ’15
Drs. Jon and Martha Tipton In addition to the above awards presented during Spring Honors, the following prizes or scholarships were awarded to McDonough Scholars during the Tipton Awards Luncheon:
Outstanding First-Year McDonough Scholar is awarded annually to recognize first-year student(s) in the McDonough Leadership Program who has demonstrated academic excellence and commitment to the values of the McDonough Leadership Program. Student(s) receiving this award receive a $100 gift certificate to the Marietta College Bookstore. Blake E. Szkoda ’16 Taylor N. Hanigosky ’16 Lindsey N. Schrock ’16 The Schwartz Internship Scholarship was launched in the fall of 2006 as part of a project to honor Dr. Stephen W. Schwartz, the Center’s founder and long-time dean. Dr. Schwartz passed away in June of 2006 and the family requested that donations be made to the McDonough Center “to assist students with expenses associated with accepting summer internships with non-profit organizations.” In fulfilling this request, this initiative also will encourage McDonough Scholars to consider pursuing careers in the non-profit sector. Sydney D. Maltese ’14
The Sherrill and Diana Drake Cleland Leadership Award was established in 2000 to encourage the study of leadership and in recognition of its value as a part of a liberal arts education in the pursuit of a successful career. This award will enable students to participate in leadership experiences off campus. Individual awards will be used to defray expenses incurred to attend a relevant leadership conference, an approved internship, or a study abroad semester focusing on leadership. Such expenses could include but are not limited to conference registration fees, relevant books or materials, travel, lodging, etc. The donors prefer that at least two students receive awards every year. Recipients must have completed their first semester at Marietta College, have successfully completed their first leadership course, and must hold at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. This award of $250 may not be combined with any other leadership-based award and students may receive the award only once. Laura R. Keating ’15 Stephanie L. Meinert ’15 Margaret J. Watt ’15
Monica Short ’15
The Jelinek International Travel Scholarship was created by Henry and Cathy Jelinek— graduates of Marietta College and whose daughter graduated from the McDonough Leadership Program. This scholarship is open
to all McDonough Scholars pursuing the International Leadership Studies (ILS) major to assist in fulfilling their international experience requirement (internship, study abroad, service project) or to allow an ILS student to attend an international leadership conference outside the United States. The recipient of this award will receive a cash award of $2,000.
The Beatrice Kremer Memorial Scholarship Maradeth J. Bidwell ’14 Nicole P. Martin ’14 Chelsea R. Smith ’15
Monica D. Short ’15
The William O. Whetsell Award Caleb L. Muller ’13
The Sherrill Cleland Prize in Leadership was established by the Board of Trustees upon President Sherrill Cleland’s retirement in 1989 to recognize Dr. Cleland’s efforts to instill qualities and skills of leadership as a major component of Marietta College’s educational program during his 16 years of personal leadership. It is given annually to the most outstanding of the graduating McDonough Scholars with a major in International Leadership Studies or a minor in Leadership Studies, chosen by the staff of the McDonough Center for Leadership and Business from among those nominated by students enrolled in the McDonough Leadership Program. Each year, the available prize amount is split evenly between selected recipients. Laura M. Currie ’13 Taylor A. Landrie ’13 Caleb L. Muller ’13
The Delancey Memorial Scholarship Nicole P. Martin ’14
The David F. Young-Alumni Scholarship Malisa R. Spring ’14 Julianne Gmys ’15 The Carleton Knight III Memorial Scholarship Connor D. Walters ’13 The Vernon E. “Dan” McGrew Scholarship Taylor M. Hanigosky ’16 Laura R. Keating ’15 Mary O. Roberts ’14 The Fenner-Fowler Memorial Prize Katherine A. Tedesco ’14 The Jean-Jacques Rousseau Award Karen E. Halsey ’15
Marietta College Awards Presented to McDonough Scholars:
The Jules Bourmorck & Julia Staats Memorial Scholarship Conner M. Busby ’14 The Department of Business & Economics Scholarship Conner M. Busby ’14 The Jack E. Prince Scholarship Fund Alexandria R. Martin ’14
The Emerson Prize Alyssa F. McGrath ’13
The Ethel Guthrie Scholarship Alexandria R. Martin ’14 The Michael J. Conte Educator as Leader Award C. Taylor Myers ’15 The Sharon Roush Memorial Prize Lauren M. Currie ’13
New Members of Omicron Delta Kappa Connor M. Busby ’14 Daniel M. Hartman ’13 Sean T. Hoover ’13 Christina N. Johns ’13 Andrew G. Kasick ’13 Emily L. Kennedy ’13 Emily J. Lorek ’14 Alexandria R. Martin ’14 Nicole P. Martin ’14 Valerie F. Price ’13 Mary O. Roberts ’14 Adam A. Stonier ’13 Mattie E. Stowell ’14 Patrick E. Tegge ’14 Omicron Delta Kappa Leader of the Year Caleb L. Muller ’13 Named Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Ryan R. Cahall ’13 Chelsea L. Clyde ’13 Lauren M. Currie ’13 Daniel M. Hartman ’13 Sean T. Hoover ’13 Christina N. Johns ’13 Matthew R. Johnson ’13 Andrew G. Kasick ’13 Caleb L. Muller ’13 Jessica N. Penny ’13 W. Benjamin Reese ’13 Jessica A. St. Clair ’13 Connor D. Walters ’13 TOWER NOTES
The William M. Summers Memorial Scholarship Fund Rachel A. Hartong ’14
Ohio Space Grant Consortium Eric C. Onacila ’15
New Members of Phi Beta Kappa Lauren M. Currie ’13 Melanie B. Hendershot ’13 Taylor A. Landrie ’13 Caleb L. Muller ’13 Jessica N. Penny ’13 Valerie F. Price ’13 W. Benjamin Reese ’13 Connor D. Walters ’13
OCE Coordinates Food Education Program
ealthy Kids Appalachia is a new community initiative hosted by the Office of Civic Engagement in the McDonough Leadership Center. In its first year, ten college students were recruited to work as Food Educators in each of the 2nd grade classrooms in the Marietta Public Schools to teach nutrition education. Led by the Healthy Kids Appalachia Program Manager, Sam Thomas ’13, the Marietta College Food Educators, with assistance from their classroom teacher and extra volunteers from the campus, delivered a 12-week comprehensive curriculum adopted from an organization in Athens, OH, called Live Healthy Appalachia. In classes, second graders learned about the new food pyramid equivalent, My Plate, different kinds of vegetables, knife safety, healthy snacks, and foods from around the world. Lessons comprised of an educational component as well as a cooking class. With the use of mobile kitchens stationed at each school, kids had a hands-on experience cooking and eating one new recipe per class each week. During the lunch time, the elementary school’s dining services started serving some of the snacks the students made so they could see the food in different settings. This initiative was fully funded by the Hunger Solutions Taskforce, an organization comprised of local employers including Marietta College, Peoples Bank and Marietta Memorial Hospital that have come together to implement major initiatives in the community to fight hunger. For the 2013-2014 academic year, the Healthy Kids Appalachia program will double in size and serve 20 classrooms in Washington County.
Photo by Evan Bevins, The Marietta Times
Nonprofit Capacity Building Initiatives Through OCE
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uring the 2012-2013 academic year, the Mid-Ohio Valley Nonprofit Capacity Building Initiative celebrated its third year of operation by changing its name to Nonprofits LEAD and establishing its tagline – Learn. Empower. Advocate. Develop Capacity. While the program continued with many of its cornerstone events, including capacity development workshops and the annual conference, there were some new additions to the year, as well. A Facebook page, including a community calendar for fundraisers and other nonprofit events was launched. Internships between students and nonprofit organizations increased. And the successful “Next Generation: Nonprofit Board Experience for Young Leaders” (Next Gen) program became a credit-bearing course. The 2013 cohort of Next Gen students had six students and six local nonprofit organizations make a three-semester commitment to each other. The students and nonprofits came together in the fall 2012 to meet one another, share and create group expectations, and learn about the passions and missions within the cohort. Students met weekly, undergoing intense board member trainings that included leadership, financial oversight and development, human
resources and legalities, and the roles and responsibilities of board members. The students not only participated in class, they also attended their nonprofit’s board meetings and worked with their staff and board contacts to conduct an organizational capacity assessment to identify strengths and weaknesses. Finally, the six students brainstormed potential ways to strengthen their nonprofit’s capacity with the board members and staff and wrote grants with the goal of receiving funding to implement their ideas. Students presented their grant proposals to an audience that included other students, faculty, staff, nonprofits, funders, and other community supporters. Based on feedback from the audience, the cohort chose to fund, fully or in-part, four of the proposals, which included: A summer intern for the Friends of the Lower Muskingum River; a laptop computer and projector for the Washington County Harvest of Hope; insulated ceiling tiles for the childcare rooms of the Marietta Family YMCA; and support for a downtown business app for ReSTORE Marietta. The other two nonprofit partners for this year’s Next Gen Cohort included Community Resources, Inc., and The Colony Theatre. The cohort will continue throughout the fall of 2013 and spring of 2014. A new cohort will begin in the spring of 2014.
OCE Hosts Successful ASB Trips
The Evans Civic Engagement Internship
rianna Scott ’15 (Psychology and History majors; Leadership and Studio Art minors) had a productive summer as the 2013 Evans Civic Engagement Intern. She served as the Assistant Director for this summer’s Sensational Summer Camp at the Ely Chapman Education Foundation (ECEF) in Marietta. Brianna learned about the administrative aspects of running a day camp that averaged 75-80 campers weekly. “Every day was a constant reminder to me of the important leadership trait of adaptability,” Brianna said. “Each day I was in charge of taking count of the number of people we served breakfast and lunch. It was also my job to make sure the counselors in training (CIT’s) were serving the right portions to the students and adults (each student must have 3 of the 5 food groups). On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, it was my job to create a nutritious snack that included at least two food groups. I taught a different group on each snack day how to prepare the snack, creating a fun and interactive snack time treat. This group made snacks for up to 80 other students who attended Ely Chapman’s Sensational Summer Camp.” ECEF currently provides valuable after school and summer programming to the community. All its programs are dedicated to providing educationally based hands-on enrichment and reinforcement activities throughout the year by maintaining a low student: teacher ratio. Mrs. Sally Evans established the Robert E. and Sally S. Evans Civic Engagement Internship in 2011 and requires that the internship take place in Marietta and involve work with children (K-12 age group) in a nonprofit organization broadly defined (including public schools and government agencies). This program serves to recognize the lasting legacy that Robert E. Evans established in the community through his many civic responsibilities. This internship program, therefore, builds on his tradition of commitment to the future of Marietta. The Evans Civic Engagement Internship Award provides the recipient up to $2,000 for living expenses, plus a $3,000 stipend. This award is given to a McDonough Scholar who is interested in the nonprofit sector.
he Office of Civic Engagement hosted two Alternative Spring Break (ASB) trips this past year! Over 20 students took the opportunity to travel to New Orleans, LA, and Pine Ridge Reservation, SD, to learn about social justice issues and engage in meaningful community service initiatives: New Orleans, LA: “Race, Culture, and Rebuilding” – Students worked alongside New Orleans Habitat for Humanity to build a home. This year, our students participated in Habitat’s A Brush with Kindness program, which placed Marietta College students at 4 different homes to repaint the entire exterior of each, from top to bottom! Students learned first-hand about housing issues, the history of Hurricane Katrina, and the rebuilding of New Orleans, all with a focus on race and culture. Pine Ridge Reservation, SD: “Remembering and Relationship: Building to Shape a Better Future” – Students worked and lived on the Oglala Lakota Reservation. Students were involved in service projects that varied from building bunk beds to repairing houses all week long alongside students from other colleges and universities! A heavy focus was placed on understanding the cultural background and issues faced by the Lakota people.
Business Leadership McDonough Hosts the Peoples Bank Undergraduate Business Case Competition
eoples Bank, in partnership with the McDonough Center, held the inaugural Peoples Bank Undergraduate Business Case Competition during the McDonough Leadership Conference in April 2013. Peoples is a community bank with offices in Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky. The business case was designed to allow undergraduate students to provide a solution to a real world business scenario. In addition to the competition, participants also had an opportunity to interact with business leaders in the financial services industry and receive immediate and valuable feedback on the results of their work. Through this competition, Peoples also became acquainted with potential candidates for employment throughout its footprint. The one-day competition took place at the McDonough Center. Four teams participated in the event – Capital University, Marietta College, Muskingum University, and West Virginia University-Parkersburg. The team from Marietta College received first place. Each team consisted of four undergraduate members, one alternate, and one faculty advisor. The teams presented their business case response to a select group of Peoples’ executives. The winner of the competition was announced at a luncheon hosted by Peoples and McDonough. The top finishers in the competition received public recognition and cash prizes for their accomplishment. Peoples and McDonough are planning to partner again and offer the Second Peoples Bank Undergraduate Business Case Competition on January 31-February 1, 2014. This competition will not be held at the same time as the McDonough Leadership Conference (April 11-12, 2014). We hope that by holding the second competition earlier in the spring semester, more schools will be able to participate.
From Left: Brett Burns ’15, Alexandria Martin ’14, Rachel Hartong ’14, Chuck Sulerzyski, President/CEO of Peoples Bank, Sarah Snow ’13, Cort Thomas’13
Rikkyo Symposium Highlights McDonough Model
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he McDonough Leadership Program was highlighted during a summer 2013 symposium at the College of Business in Rikkyo University (Tokyo, Japan). The event was organized by the Business Leadership Program Director, Dr. Mikinari Higano. The main goal of the symposium was to investigate the relationship between curricular and co-curricular activities, including the role of Student Life, in American leadership programs. Dr. Gama Perruci, Dean of the McDonough Center, introduced the McDonough Model to the symposium participants and shared his own insights about the future of Leadership Studies in the United States. Other speakers included Dr. Susan Komives, a distinguished leadership scholar and co-developer of the Social Change Model, and Dr. Nance Lucas, Executive Director of the Center for Consciousness & Transformation at George Mason University. Aside from their symposium presentations, the speakers also visited business classes and observed leadership students’ project activities. While in Tokyo, Dr. Perruci also had an opportunity to visit with Robert Peterson, McDonough’s 2006-2007 Executive-in-Residence. Mr.
Dr. Perruci, left, with former Executive-in-Residence Robert Peterson ’76 in Tokyo, Japan
Peterson is the president and managing director of the Wickaboag Consulting Group, based in Tokyo. Peterson, a 1976 graduate of Marietta College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Media, led students in an experiential project involving competing teams that developed marketing communications strategic plans for two local companies.
Visiting Executives Share Leadership Insights
very year, the McDonough Center invites campus leaders to “give back” by interacting with students through meaningful activities. The Visiting Executive Program encourages substantive interaction between the guest speaker and the students:
OCTOBER 2012: Edgar L. Smith, Jr., Founder, Chairman and CEO of World Pac Paper, LLC. Smith, who currently serves as a Marietta College Trustee, has over 25 years of solid sales and marketing experience with Fortune 500 companies, lastly as a Vice President, National Sales with Coca-Cola North America. He is a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA. Smith is also a graduate of Leadership Cincinnati – Class XXI (1997-1998), and a past Fellow for The Regional Leadership Forum – Class II (2003-2004). He has also completed the Advanced Management / Minority Business Executive Education Programs at both Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. In May 2010 he was named the Small Business Person of the Year for the State of Ohio by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
APRIL 2013: Kathleen ReddySmith ’71, a member of the College’s Hall of Honor and a former employee for the U.S. Department of State. Reddy-Smith retired in 2009 after 29 years. While on campus, Reddy-Smith served as the keynote speaker for the College’s All Scholar Day. As a visiting executive at McDonough, she spoke at leadership classes and had lunch with McDonough Scholars. Active as student body president and in the Greek community, she graduated from Marietta with a bachelor’s degree in history before going on to earn master’s degrees at Georgetown, Harvard and the U.S. Naval War College in foreign service and public policy. Her overseas experience began in Islamabad, Pakistan, where she served from 1982 to 1984 as the trade and commercial officer at the U.S. embassy.
NOVEMBER 2012: Chuck Sulerzyski, President and CEO, Peoples Bancorp. He currently serves as a Marietta College Trustee. Sulerzyski’s career in the banking industry spans more than 35 years, 25 of those years spent in various senior-level financial services executive roles. Prior to joining Peoples, Sulerzyski was employed as President of the Great Lakes Region for KeyBank, N.A. There he managed commercial banking, business banking, private banking and retail banking initiatives for seven districts (2,500 employees, 340 branches) in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana. Sulerzyski earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from New York University and his MBA in Marketing from Fordham University Graduate School of Business.
MARCH 2013: Ted Baartmans, trainer and consultant on presentation and media skills for leaders worldwide, has doctorates in Geography and Scientific Education (State University of Utrecht, The Netherlands) and in Public Policy and Governmental Communication (State University of Leiden, The Netherlands). His consulting firm, De Presentatie Groep, based in Bloemendaal, The Netherlands, helps clients identify their personal communication strengths and learn to use them to create an effective presentation. His clients have included leaders, general staff and boards for Apple, Air France/KLM, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, ING, Shell Nederland BV, Solvay Chemicals, and Unilever. Dr. Baartmans has given training sessions, workshops, and speeches in many countries, including Australia, Austria, Bolivia, China, Germany, and France.
International Leadership McDonough Bloggers Share Their Study-Abroad Experiences
he McDonough Worldwide Blogging Program connects McDonough students who are studying abroad with students on the Marietta College campus by selecting several McDonough Scholars to become official McDonough Bloggers. LEAD 203 (Global Leadership) students are required to follow at least one of the blogs and write comments during the spring semester. Through their study-abroad experiences, McDonough Bloggers are able to expand the LEAD 203 students’ global perspective while developing their own critical thinking skills. Here is a sample of what the LEAD 203 students read from the McDonough Bloggers during the Spring 2013 semester: When first arriving in a new country (from Maggie Pike ’14 – Belgium): “It seemed a lot easier when I was in my room [back in the United States] dreaming about how I wanted to learn about other people in the world and grasp foreign culture. It is NOT easy. I was told to get out and explore, but I’m not quite comfortable yet and I want to be Maggie in Europe and do this at my own pace. It’s hard making new friends, but I’m confident that I can and that I’ll make this work for me in a place that is nothing like I imagined. So I’m changing my whole strategy. I wanted to have a cultural immersion experience, but now, I want to become as comfortable here as possible. I now realize just how much I cannot be Belgian, and more than ever I feel proud to be myself, so I want to be an American in Bruxelles! Like the movie with Gene Kelly! I want to get to know and love this country, and let it change me. Maybe that’s a little fluffy, but I think it’s an achievable goal.”
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Reflecting on the Impact of Globalization (Katie Anderson ’14 – China): “When it comes to the younger generations, most of them are using technology in some way, shape or form. They will shop online, play video games, or watch TV shows and movies online. Every time that I take the subway, people are always on their phones playing Bejeweled or some video game otherwise they are watching either a TV show or movie on their phone. I think it is crazy how dependent on technology we are. I mean the first week that we got here, everyone was so upset that we didn’t have Internet or wifi in our room because it was a holiday week for everyone (Chinese New Year). I understand telling your family, friends and loved ones that you are safe, but I feel that we place too much of an emphasis on technology and do not enjoy everything else that the world has to offer.”
Witnessing the election of Pope Frances I while in Rome (from Sydney Maltese ’14 – Italy): “The following evening (Wednesday, last night), we heard news that the Sistine Chapel was billowing white smoke. The new pope had been elected, and people everywhere were rushing to St. Peter’s to see his first address! So my roommates and I dashed out the door and to the Vatican, falling in line among the biggest crowd I have ever been a part of in my life. People packed into the huge square, filling it entirely. Then the police opened up the colonnade surrounding the square (which is where I stood), and then the area even outside of that. There had to be tens of
thousands of people there. And this was not just any crowd - this was the most excited crowd I have ever seen. People were cheering, praying, even crying tears of joy about being a part of this moment. “Viva il papa!” was the cheer from many of the Italians present. The crowd was electric. Finally, a cardinal came out and announced habemus papum, “we have a pope,” in Latin. The crowd went absolutely wild with excitement. Then Jorge Mario Bergoglio - now Frances I - came out onto the balcony, humbly it seemed, waving. It was hard to hear, but I could understand a little bit of his brief address in Italian. One of the first things he asked was for the crowd to pray together. “Pray for me, and for the world,” he asked simply. Then he led thousands of people in the Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be. I can’t explain how incredibly thrilling it was to hear that huge crowd reciting those prayers in unison - most people in Italian, a few in Latin, and me personally, in a blend of both (plus English). It echoed through the whole piazza, and it really did feel like we could in that moment pray for the entire world. Regardless of personal beliefs, here were thousands of people looking to this important spiritual leader as someone with power to bring some positive change to everyone on this planet, to use his power in a way that brings humanity closer together, and they prayed to grant him the courage and fortitude and faith to do just that.” Facing the end of your study-abroad experience (Mary Roberts ’14 – Peru): “While the thought of being reunited with my family and friends in America is elating, the thought of departing from my Peruvian life is overwhelming. So many wonderful, diverse people have been placed in my life: every child at Hearts in Action, the Europeans in my Spanish class, the Peruvians who initially embraced my arrival and showed me around Lima... The list could continue. My friends from around the world have imparted me with words of wisdom about embracing my remaining time in Peru . . . . My final day teaching English at Corazones en Acción [Hearts in Action] was filled with a few tears as the children presented me with a cards and sang a song before I left. Always and forever [these] young ones will have a special place in my heart!”
Leadership Study-Abroad: Thailand and Cambodia
he McDonough Center shepherded 11 students to Thailand and Cambodia in May 2013 to study leadership in Southeast Asia. The students visited cultural sites throughout Thailand, including the Grand Palace and the Temple of the Reclining Buddha in Wat Poh, before venturing to Chiang Mai in the northern portion of the country. The students then spent a week in a rural Thai village teaching English as a Second Language to pre-school and elementary school students. Director of Civic Engagement Arielle Jennings led this portion of the trip, and International Leadership Studies major Alina Kielbasa ’15 created the lesson plans as part of her Teaching English as a Foreign Language studies. Before leaving for the village, the students participated in a day-long course on Thai culture at Chiang Mai University and two interpreters from the University joined the group. In the village, the students also had the opportunity to celebrate Visakha Bucha Day – the day Buddhists celebrate Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, and passing away. Throughout the day, the students attended celebrations at the village wat and were treated to a sky lantern lighting ceremony in the evening. The students then travelled to Cambodia to study the atrocities of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge. While there, the students visited the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum where they met one of the last survivors of the notorious S-21 prison. They then visited Choeung Ek Memorial to the victims of the killing fields. The melancholy leg of the trip emphasized the importance and vital role leadership plays in our world. The trip culminated in a visit to Angkor Wat where students climbed temples built between the 9th and 15th centuries. Most of the students
on the trip were a part of a course on “Leadership in Southeast Asia” taught in the spring by Dr. Robert McManus. To view a blog of the trip, go to http://www.marietta.edu/~biol/ trips/tc13.html
Students visiting with a Budhist monk.
Students teaching English as a second language.
Upcoming Leadership Study-Abroad Trips (formerly a German and French colony). The cost of the trip will be $3,500, which will cover all expenses (Air fare from Columbus-AccraColumbus, 3 meals a day + bottled water, lodging in Ghana, all in-country transportation, and all activities in host country). For more information, please contact Dr. Ena Vulor (740-376-4655; email@example.com). The Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany: Please join Dr. Gama Perruci and Dr. Robert Pastoor as they lead a trip to Europe to study Leadership as it relates to International Justice, International Trade and Commerce, International Politics and Integration, and International Sustainability. All of these areas will be analyzed through the lenses of the Dutch and the European Union. Our headquarters will be in Maastricht, the oldest city of The Netherlands. From this central location we will travel to Brus-
sels, Belgium, to explore and visit the European Commission, European Parliament, and the Court of Justice of the European Communities. We will also visit Aachen, Germany, an ancient city settled by the Celts, later the Romans. To study international sustainability, we will visit the Delta Projects, designed to protect one third of The Netherlands from the ravages of the North Sea. The group will also spend several days in Amsterdam, the thriving center of the Dutch Golden Age. While in Amsterdam, we will visit Den Hague to learn about the International Court of Justice and the Dutch Parliament. No trip to Amsterdam would be complete without visiting the world famous Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum and take a ride along the famous canals. For more information, please contact Dr. Pastoor (740-376-4736; rap003@ marietta.edu).
Ghana: Please join us for the next Leadership Service Trip to Ghana. A collaboration between McDonough and the Department of Modern Languages, this trip will provide a safe and well-guided introduction to the uniqueness of West Africa. Students will have the opportunity to participate in development projects in a rural community, sample West African cultures, and appreciate their uniqueness and diversity. The service projects will include teaching elementary school kids in a village (Kpoeta), computer training for kids, classroom renovation (working with the local community), and delivery of clothing and school supplies to orphanages. Cultural activities will include visits to Accra (capital of Ghana and the seat of the national government), a gold mining industry site (now one of the ten largest in the world), craft villages, Ghana rain forest, UNESCO World Heritage sites, African wild life, and an optional day-trip to Togo
Research Thomas: Social Justice in Intercultural Relations
ongratulations to Cristie L. Thomas, Civic Engagement Coordinator in the Office of Civic Engagement, who received her master’s degree in Social Justice in Intercultural Relations with a concentration in Intercultural Training this past July 2013 from SIT Graduate Institute in Brattleboro, VT. Thomas’ research focused heavily on the relationship between Christianity and social justice within the context of today’s world. Her research led her to develop three 10-week courses on social, political, and environmental justice that were implemented in a number of area churches. Thomas already holds a bachelor of arts from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA, where she focused on psychology and anthropology. Future plans for Thomas include pursuing a doctorate and continuing to work in higher education through bridging campus to community.
ILS Student Graduates with Research Honors
his May saw International Leadership Studies (ILS) major Taylor Landrie graduate with research honors in the field of Leadership Studies. Research Honors is one of two paths to graduating with honors from Marietta College. The program requires the student to produce a significant piece of scholarship to be submitted to a faculty committee for approval. Ms. Landrie’s five-chapter thesis, “Toward a More Holistic Understanding of Caudillo Leadership,” explored the concept of the caudillo, which Landrie defined as “an authoritarian leader with a background in the military who attracts a following through his or her charismatic personality.” Landrie presented three case studies that explored Simón Bolívar, Juan and Eva Perón, and Hugo Chávez and the implications Latin American culture had upon these leaders, their followers, and the goals they were seeking. Landrie also utilized her Spanish language skills to translate primary
texts into English for her work. Dr. Richard Danford, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese; Dr. Alane Sanders, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies; and Dr. Robert McManus, McCoy Associate Professor of Leadership Studies and Communication served as Landrie’s thesis committee. Thesis chair, Dr. McManus, stated, “Taylor’s thesis marks only the second time an ILS major has completed a thesis in Leadership Studies. Taylor worked for more than a year on her thesis, and has produced a piece of scholarship that she and the McDonough Center should be proud of.”
Kennedy ’13 Receives Showalter Research Award
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mily Kennedy ’13 (English major; Marketing minor; Leadership Studies certificate) won the 2012-2013 Kenneth E. Showalter ’50 Special Collections Research Award for her paper, entitled “Blood and Opium: The Medical Journals of an Early Marietta Physician, Samuel P. Hildreth.” She was nominated by Dr. Carolyn Hares-Stryker for an English Capstone project. Based on the College Catalog, the award is presented annually to “an undergraduate or graduate student who authors the best research paper using the primary sources of the Slack Research Collections of the Legacy Library.” According to Dr. Doug Anderson, director of the Legacy Library, the review process followed a blind review standard in which information identifying the author of the papers was removed. Following the review, the award committee selected Emily Kennedy as this year’s recipient for her paper on Samuel Hildreth. “The committee found the quality of both Legacy Library the writing and the research exemplified in the paper to be of highest quality, and particularly noted the effective use of primary and secondary sources in the paper,” Anderson said in the announcement. Other McDonough Scholars who were nominated this year for this research award included: Sean Hoover ’13 – “’Blaze Away Boys!’: The William Cutter Civil War Correspondence” – nominated by Dr. Carolyn Hares-Stryker for an English Capstone project; and Katherine Tedesco ’13 – “No Sweeter Than This: Jim and Esther Stowe’s Resilience through World War II” – nominated by Dr. Kathryn McDaniel for a History Investigative Studies project.
Alumni News McDonough Graduates Receive 2012 Alumni Awards Outstanding Young Alumna – Heather Boomer ’09
Following graduation, Heather joined the Peace Corps and was trained to become a Youth Development Volunteer and assigned to Peru. A member of the Peace Corps until July 2011, Heather’s efforts included working with at-risk youth between the ages of 10 and 25 with an emphasis upon developing programs to assist young people in their communities emphasizing lifestyle skills, health awareness, financial literacy, employability and career planning. Her network included parents, teachers, and community organizations dedicated to the support of development opportunities for youth. Outstanding Young Alumnus – Seth Wolfson ’05
After graduation in 2005, Seth sought to maximize his potential for creating an impact and, in 2008, he helped form Artists 4 Israel; a nonprofit organization that encourages a community of creative individuals to work together in an ongoing project to express Israel’s right to exist in peace and security. In addition, Seth presented a solo photography exhibition at the Unique Gallery in Fairfield, NJ, that opened in September 2011. It featured images from his trip to the border of the Gaza Strip with a team of artists and Israeli activists. As an embedded photographer with the group, Seth captured the artists’ attempt to challenge terrorism with art as members painted murals of hope on bomb shelters.
Distinguished Alumnus – Carte Goodwin ’96
Carte graduated from Marietta College in 1996 with a degree in Philosophy and a Certificate in Leadership Studies. He continued his education at Emory University earning a law degree in 1999. Currently, a partner at Goodwin & Goodwin, Carte first worked as a clerk for US 4th Circuit Judge, Bob King, before entering his family law firm. In January 2005, West Virginia Governor, Joe Manchin, appointed him to serve as his chief counsel after Carte had served as the co-chairman of Manchin’s campaign finance committee. Following his service to the governor, Carte returned to Goodwin & Goodwin in February 2009 specializing in litigation, government relations, intellectual property, and commercial transactions. On July 20, 2010, Carte was sworn in as interim U.S. Senator of West Virginia, appointed by Manchin to fill the vacancy left by the death of Senator Byrd. At thirty-six- years-old, Carte became the youngest person then serving in the Senate. He has also served as chairman of the school building authority, a member of the consolidated public retirement board, and chairman of the governor’s advisory committee on judicial nominations.
Marietta College Hires McDonough Graduate to be Director of Web Services
hristopher Law ’10, who has a strong background in online marketing and web communications, recently joined Marietta College as the Director of Web Services. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising and Public Relations with a Certificate in Leadership Studies. The Director of Web Services is part of the Office of College Relations, which is Marietta’s marketing and public relations center. “I’ve always loved being active in the Marietta community and look forward to strengthening those connections,” Law said. “I’m excited that this position has me working with many departments on campus.” Law was working for the University of Florida while pursuing a Masters in Web Design and Online Communication, which he is expected to complete by the end of the fall. “We are pleased that someone with Chris’ online marketing ability, as well as the knowledge of Marietta College, was available and willing to join our team,” said Tom Perry, Executive Director of College Relations. “He has jumped right into the fray and is already making a difference when it comes to our online and social media needs.”
Alumni News McDonough Graduate Joins U.S. State Department Staff
akob Loukas ’09 is currently serving as the Country Desk Officer for Israel, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia at the U.S. Department of State. His specific job is in Overseas Citizens Services where he deals with legal issues for U.S. Citizens Abroad and assists in implementing several treaties. A lot of his work in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon will focus on Family Law and especially women’s rights under Islamic law, including access to their children from the United States. In Israel, he will deal with the issue of Jerusalem and the political status of the Palestinian Territories. As he mentioned in a recent contact with McDonough, “I’m still just starting so I haven’t done a lot yet, but it is very exciting.” Loukas previously worked as a Case Assistant for the U.S. Department of State focused on human trafficking and child abduction between Mexico and the United States. Loukas received his Master’s of Arts degree in U.S. Foreign Policy from American University in May 2011. While attending school, he participated in the Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP) with the Department of Homeland Security, FEMA and worked at the Washington Center in the Office of Federal Relations on the Department of Defense portfolio. At Marietta College, he majored in Political Science and Spanish, with a minor in Leadership Studies.
Leaders as life-long learners
cDonough’s liberal arts curriculum emphasizes that leaders never stop learning and growing. Here is a sample of some of our graduates’ educational experiences in recent months:
Joshua Maxwell ’11 graduated from the College of Education and Human Development at Bowling Green State University, where he earned a master’s degree in College Student Personnel. He is now serving as Residence Life Coordinator at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.
Hope Supernault ’11 successfully completed her master’s in Higher
Education Administration and Student Affairs from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She now serves as Assistant Director for the Office of Student Engagement at Loyola University Maryland. •
Misty Waters ’11 graduated with her master’s in International Relations from Webster University in Leiden, The Netherlands. As part of her graduate work, she received a “Citation in Security and Diplomacy.” She now works as an intern in the Protocol and Visa Branch of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, based in The Netherlands.
Amelia Bean-DeFlumer ’10 earned her Juris Doctorate in May 2013 from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. While a law student, she served as an intern for the Moritz Justice for Children Clinic – defending juveniles in delinquency; abuse, neglect, and dependency; and traffic cases.
Angelique Evans ’09 is pursuing a master’s in Educational Leadership
Studies and International Baccalaureate from Oakland University. She currently serves as an ESL Social Studies, Culture, and Leadership Studies teacher at St. Paul American School in Beijing, China.
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McDonough Affiliated Faculty and Scholars Travel to Asia for Research
cDonough Affiliated Faculty member and Associate Professor of Biology, Dr. David Brown, received a grant from the ASIANNetwork Student-Faculty Fellows Program to travel with four students to perform research in Thailand. McDonough Scholars Alina Kielbasa ’15, Eric Miranda ’15, and Taylor Landrie ’13 accompanied Brown, as did biology major MaLisa Spring ’15. Brown and the students travelled to perform their research after spending three weeks in the northern portion of Thailand with other McDonough Scholars, spending a total of six weeks in the region. “The students will each be working on their own projects, but the projects are related,” Brown says. “All of the projects deal with issues surrounding shrimp farming and the loss of mangroves, which are cut down to install the shrimp ponds. Some students are looking at the issue from a biological perspective, others from an economic perspective. One student is looking at how religion influences how people look at nature and conservation issues, and the fourth student is looking at social justice issues associated with the labor.” Brown is an Associate Professor of Biology and the William Van Law Plankey Professor. To view a blog of the trip, go to http://www.marietta.edu/~biol/trips/ FF13.html
Bagshaw Retires as Leadership and Management Professor
fter two decades at Marietta College, Dr. Mark Bagshaw retired in May 2013 as Professor of Management and Leadership. His appointment was shared with both the Business & Economics Department and the McDonough Leadership Program. Bagshaw taught courses in strategic management and leadership of organizations.
He was one of 15 educators chosen by ASIANetwork and the Hong Kong American Center to participate in the Pearl River Delta Faculty Development Program during the summer of 2005. His proposal received funding from the Fulbright-Hayes Group Projects Abroad Program of
New McDonough Affiliated Faculty We are pleased to welcome three new faculty to the McDonough Affiliated Team. They reflect our growing focus on international affairs and leadership in the energy industry: JAVIER JIMENEZ, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, Director of Latin American Studies Program; B.A. Columbia University, M.A. San Francisco State University, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley BEN THOMAS, Associate Professor of Petroleum Engineering and Geology; B.B.A. Kent State University, B.S.P.E. Marietta College, M.B.A. Ashland University, M.S., Ph.D. West Virginia University BEN EBENHACK , Associate Professor of Petroleum Engineering; B.S.P.E. Marietta College, M.S. University of Wyoming
His published work focused on planning and organizational issues in higher education and relating liberal arts education to leadership in business. He is the author or co-author of a number of professional publications and presented papers, including (with K.P. Mortimer) an influential monograph, “Flexibility in Academic Staffing.”
the U.S. Department of Education. Bagshaw teamed up with Dr. Galina An, an assistant professor of economics at Kenyon College, and Dr. Wellington K.K. Chan, a professor of history at Occidental College in Los Angeles, to develop new business enterprises and their interaction with domestic and international markets.
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