This weeks #LeaderBear has been an outstanding addition to our Commerce Bank Emerging Leaders Program and Distinction in Public Affairs! Tai Thrasher is currently a Junior expected to graduate in Spring 2017. Her major is in Public Realtions with a minor in Advertising and Promotions. Her top five strengths are belief, harmony, developer, adaptability, and responsibility.
She has been involved in SOAR for the past two summers, peer leaders, Alpha Chi Omega, Lambda Pi Eta Communication Honor Society, University Ambassadors, Cru campus ministry, Distinction in Public Affairs, and an Emerging Leaders participant as well as a facilitator! Tai also works for the MSU Real Life office as a Peer Financial Mentor.
When asked what part of our programs has impacted her the most, she responded with…
“Emerging Leaders was the first thing I got involved with during my Freshman year at Missouri State. If it weren’t for Emerging Leaders, I know I wouldn’t have the college experience that I’ve had thus far. This program introduced me to some of my best friends, helped me learn a lot about myself, taught me how to use my strengths to better myself as a leader, and encouraged me to think about issues from someone’s perspective other than my own. I have been able to bring the skills and knowledge I gained from Emerging Leaders to the organizations and leadership positions I have been involved with throughout my time at Missouri State. As an Emerging Leaders Facilitator this spring, I am so excited for the opportunity to make sure this year’s participants have a wonderful experience in the program as well.”
The advice she would have to offer to younger students includes…
“For those of you who are participating in the Emerging Leaders program this year: First off, congratulations! Second, be excited about this opportunity, and take advantage of all it has to offer.”
We are lucky to have Tai as an Emerging Leader facilitator: she brings a lot to the table with her leadership skills.