This week’s LeaderBear has a heart for Missouri State. She is a University Ambassador, has been voted “Tour Guide of the Year”, and happens to be a 4th generation Missouri State Bear! Libby is a Special Education major who those on campus might remember as one of our amazing Homecoming Court members from this past fall. The Lutheran Student Center is one of many places on campus you might find this week’s LeaderBear. We asked her what participating in our Centennial Leaders program as a facilitator meant to her:
“The programs provided have introduced me to new people and ideas for communication and working on a team. The greatest impact has been learning how to identify the strengths of a group of people and then use them to do the best work possible.”
Ms. Shannon is a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority and has served on her chapters’ Executive Board in the past. In addition to serving on Exec, Libby served as the Philanthropy Chairwoman in Gamma Phi Beta. Beyond her own chapter, she has worked hard to promote FSL as a whole. During 2014 Formal Recruitment you could find Libby working hard as a Panhellenic Counselor (Pi Chi). She currently serves in a big role as Panhellenic President which includes a a council of 12 women that oversee our sorority community of about 1,400 students. Every day she works with amazing members of the FSL community to promote strong leadership and positivity in all of their actions. Much of Panhellenic’s focus this year is to provide programs that are going to directly benefit members of the community while also promoting transparency in the actions of the governing council. This programming includes weekly leadership lessons, community-wide sisterhood events and educational speakers.
So – Libby, what’s your advice for younger students?
“Jump head first into any great opportunity! Don’t let anyone tell you “no” because you’re too young or inexperienced. And once it’s all said and done, do the best that you can, but also allow yourself to move on to bigger and better things. It might not matter that you didn’t raise all 500 dollars, but it will matter that you learned and grew from an experience.”