Monday, January 27, 2014

UNO Announces Emerging Leaders

emerging leaders university of new orleansA new class of UNO Emerging Leaders is ready and willing to make a difference on campus and in the community.

The University of New Orleans Office of Student Involvement and Leadership celebrates a new class of emerging leaders.

"The 2014 Emerging Leaders is our most diverse and involved group yet!" said Director of Student Involvement and Leadership Dale O'Neill, who on a recent Sunday joined the Emerging Leaders on a volunteer trip to Animal Rescue New Orleans, where abandoned and rescued pets are placed for adoption.

"This group of student leaders is truly going to make a big impact on the UNO campus within the next four years!" O'Neill said.

The Emerging Leaders Program at UNO is an extra-curricular Leadership Certificate Program for freshman and sophomore students aiming to develop their leadership skills. The program is designed to strengthen students' leadership skills through group activities, reflection on current social issues, mentoring from campus leaders and strengthened relationship with administrators.

The eight-week certificate program helps participating students to get further involved on campus, build a strong foundation of leadership skills and make a better transition into the college environment, O'Neill said. Many of the students who join UNO Emerging Leaders are already involved on campus. The new class of Emerging Leaders includes: an Army National Guard member, nine member of the University's Student Activities Council, a Transfer Student Orientation Leader, four Orientation Leaders, two leaders of the Latin American Student Association, one UNO Honors Program member, one Theta Xi fraternity member, two members of Student Government, one member of the International Students' Organization, one member of the Nippon Japanese culture club, one member of the Pre-Dental Student's Club, two members of the UNO Service Coalition, one member of the College of Business Executive Council, one member of Delta Zeta sorority and one member of Chi Alpha fraternity. The group also includes five psychology majors and three business administration majors. 

"Through the Emerging Leaders Program, participants will gain the confidence and skill set needed to become responsible citizens and ethical student leaders in the University of New Orleans community," O'Neill said.

The 2014 Emerging Leaders were honored in January at a small reception in the University Center. New members include: 

Alyssa Moore
Brayan Hernandez
Brooke McNeely
Caitlin Murphy
Christina Early
Darbi Mulkey
Darius Miner
Devin Gaeta
Khadijah Cooper
Kristin Trahan
Ladajah Steele
Manish Bhatt
Miranda LeBeau
Misty Fulton
Paige Miller
Pawan Aryal
Qimin Huang
Thanh Vo
Tu Pham
Vanessa Rodriguez