Grad Leaders identify Strengths

On February 17, 2012 by Grad Forum

On Thursday, Feburary 16th, Dartmouth’s Graduate Student Leaders participated in a StrengthsQuest team-building activity. Facilitated by Eric Ramsey, Director of Collis, and organized by Kerry Landers, Assistant Dean of Graduate Student Affairs, the exercise identified the leadership strengths of each participant, and taught the Graduate Student Leaders how to effectively utilize their natural skills to succeed in their field.

Each term, the Graduate Student Leaders—a group of students who are either members of the Graduate Student Council’s (GSC) Executive Board, or run a GSC-sponsored student group—participate in a leadership-development exercise: in the fall, the leaders overcame the Team Development Ropes Course, and this spring they will tackle the Odyssey Ropes Course.

Each Graduate Student Leader is given a Dartmouth Arts and Sciences Graduate Programs vest by the Graduate Studies Office upon their appointment, and each year the student leaders have lunch with President Kim to discuss issues regarding Dartmouth’s graduate community.

The Graduate Student Leaders pictured above are:

-Top Row, left to right: Jeff Robinson (DGOC Leader), Marie Onakomaiya (GSC Student Life Chair), Molly Carpenter (GWISE Leader), Marcus Welker (DGOC Leader), Julia Bradley-Cook (GSC Academic Chair), Wesley Whitaker (GSC President), Erin O’Flaherty (Graduate Studies Activities Coordinator), Regina Salvat (North Park GA)

-Bottom Row, left to right: Kerry Landers (Administrator, Assistant Dean of Graduate Student Affairs), Lola Thompson (Graduate Vegetarians and Vegans Leader), Marcella Lucas (IGMP Leader), Aarathi Prasad (GSC Vice-President), Ana Draghici (GSC Social Co-Chair), Jeremy Fitzpatrick (GSC Social Co-Chair)

by Wesley Whitaker

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