This week’s #LeaderBear is the newly hired Leadership Student Specialist in our office.
Emma Torno is a Sophomore majoring in Communications and working towards her minor in Religious Studies. She is expected to graduate in May 2018. Emma’s strengths are Arranger, Responsibility, Restorative, Harmony, and Includer. A second year Centennial Leader, Emma has been very involved in a few different organizations. Her involvements include being an active member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority, and helping with daycare and ministry at Northpoint church. During Spring Break, she will be taking a mission trip to Nashville, TN, to serve individuals living in poverty and homelessness.
When asked how her experience in Centennial Leaders has impacted her, Emma responded:
“With being a part of Centennial Leaders, it has taught me a lot about uncovering strengths of not only yourself, but people in your team as well. If you notice that someone is excelling in something, tell them! They may not realize it themselves, so being able to give them the push of encouragement is important in letting the group run effectively.”
Emma’s advice for younger students looking to get involved is:
“Be proactive and look for things that interest you. Experiment with activities on campus, classes, and community involvement to find where your passion lies. Let each experience be an opportunity for personal growth. Whether the experience is little or big, good or bad…there is something to be learned from everything. Take time to reflect on those kinds of things. It is important to never forget where you came from because that is what creates your story!”
Emma is very excited to be apart of the Leadership Development Team, and we are very excited to have her. She is going to bring a lot of great enthusiasm, ideas, and strengths to the table, and we know with her passion for our leadership programs, she is going to excel and do great things within this position.