Meet the May 2013 Students of the Month
On-Campus Student: Danielle Dougherty
Originally from Little River, KS, Danielle is a senior at Fort Hays State University, majoring in Biology. She is currently pursuing a Leadership Studies certificate, as well. Danielle originally took an interest in the Department of Leadership Studies because she felt that she had certain traits that were important to have as a leader, but also felt as though she had more to learn. Danielle mentioned that her father has been teaching her about leadership since she was young and that she believes “learning concepts of leadership will not only help set (her) apart in the future, but also help (her) to be a more effective leader in the workplace.”
Her favorite class was LDRS 300: Introduction to Leadership Concepts with Dr. Christie Brungardt. She said she “wasn’t sure what to expect, but (she) immediately loved the discussion-based style of the class. Christie did a great job presenting each topic and helping us connect concept to real-life situations.”
Danielle currently works at the Center for Health Improvement. She enjoys working out, reading, watching old Saturday Night Live episodes, and spending time with her family. During her time at FHSU, Danielle has worked with the FHSU Foundation as a Tiger Caller and as an Orientation Assistant.
Online Student: John Martens
International Student: Jiang SiChun (Susie)
Jiang SiChun (Susie) is an Organizational Leadership major from China. Her favorite class this semester is LDRS 670: Leadership & Personal Development. She said that LDRS 670 “is kind of a different class for me, as we can express ourselves in class.” In addition, Susie says that this class has taught her how to put leadership theories into her life and learn how to change herself to be better. Last semester, Susie took LDRS 310: Field Work in Leadership Studies and was a part of the Western Plains Animal Refuge team. Outside of classes, Susie enjoys shopping with friends, cooking for friends, and reading.
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