Blake is a senior public relations major planning to graduate in May 2017. His top 5 strengths include communication, connectedness, deliberative, futuristic, and responsibility. He has been highly involved in our leadership programs including Emerging Leaders, LeaderShape, and our newest Leadership opportunity beginning next week called iLead Connect.
His freshman year, he was elected to be a Boomer Bear. He took initiative and became a Founding Father and first chapter president of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity. He became the Marketing and Community Engagement intern at LeaderShape. He is also the Citizen Scholar nominee, Pepsi-Cola Public Affairs Scholar, and VP of Membership Development for the Intrafraternity Council.
When asked what about our programs has impacted him the most, his answer included…
“I really loved all of the leadership programs hosted by Missouri State. They provide an excellent way to meet the future leaders of the university while also learning about who you are, how you lead, and how you can make the most of your time at Mo State. All of the students I met during both Emerg
ing Leaders and LeaderShape are the leaders of nearly every student organization on campus. They are all doing awesome things through internships, community projects and initiatives, and living out their visions throughout the world. They provided a space for students to see their potential as leaders early on in their college career. The programs also provided a lot of opportunities to develop genuine connections with other leaders on campus.”
His advice to incoming freshmen include…
“It’s so cliché but it is so true – don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone. In fact, step into your uncomfortable zone. Get involved in things that you never thought you would. Talk to people that you never thought you would have the chance to meet. Take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way and stay in the moment.”
We can not wait to have Blake with us at the iLead Connect conference happening next weekend!