Leah is a Dietetics major at Missouri State with minors in exercise biology, chemistry, and biomedical science. She is set to graduate in 2016. She has been involved with our Emerging Leaders program as both a participant and facilitator.
“The emerging leaders program helped me to learn more about my self, not just as a leader, but also as a person in general. I learned more about how I handle my self in different situations and learned how to change myself for the better.”
As a Field Hockey player for the university, Leah has a slew of accomplishments. In addition to receiving All-Conference All Academic Honorable Mention FieldHockey MAC Conference, she has also been listed on the Athletic Director Academic Honor Roll several times. We are very proud of Leah’s 2014 recognition as a Missouri Valley Conference Leadership & Service Award recipient. This prestigious award is given to athletes, chosen by their universities, who are in good academic standing, demonstrate good citizenship through sportsmanship, and have significant community service experience. Each year, only 30 students in the entire Missouri Valley Conference receive this significant honor.
Off the field, Leah manages to serve in a number of ways. She is a member of SDA and SAAC representative Senator for SGA on campus. In the community she also volunteers atCox Health. Leah is also the Co-creator of Healthy Heroes. This is a four week long youth program created to teach young people about the importance of starting healthy habits early. Hey Leah, what advice would you leave with younger students?
“I would tell younger students to take every experience they encounter, whether good or bad, and learn something from it, to later be able to positively impact the lives around you.”