OCTOBER 2011 STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
On-Campus: Tyson Miller
Tyson is a junior at Fort Hays State, originally from Colby, Kansas, majoring in Organizational Leadership. When asked why he chose the Leadership Studies Department, Tyson said that the program seemed to be “new and fresh” and that it “broke away from the traditional class style and encouraged students to be more involved.” His favorite Leadership class that he has taken this far has been LDRS 300: Introduction to Leadership Concepts with Mr. John Montgomery. Tyson said he enjoys John’s “upbeat, energetic teaching style” and is “interested in the numerous styles of leading, relating to, and working with one’s peers and followers.” He also added that he believes these lessons will be extremely beneficial later in his life and would “encourage every student to experience at least one leadership course.” Outside of academics, Tyson is involved in the Leadership Studies Association, as the treasurer, and also in intramural sports and the Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity. His hobbies include spending time with family, writing, ATVing, watching movies, playing sports, or any activity outdoors.
Online: Sophie Wanamaker
Sophie is an Organizational Leadership major originally from Cleveland, Ohio. Sophie and her husband Tom now reside in a suburb of Chicago, Illinois, since Tom’s retirement from the military after twenty years of service. Sophie chose to major in Organizational Leadership because she felt it would be very beneficial to her career in human resources. Sophie didn’t name a specific class as her overall favorite in the Department of Leadership Studies but she did add that all of the leadership courses she has taken complement one another. She finds leadership studies to be “extremely valuable” because it will “continue to evolve as we evolve.” Sophie is involved in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars and is employed as a human resource and environmental management representative. She enjoys traveling and biking, as well as learning about Polish culture and stained glass. Sophie has one son, Tyler, who is currently serving in the United States Army.
International: Wang Tingting (Fiona)
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