Meet the September 2012 Students of the Month
On-Campus Student: Alyssa Peppiatt
Alyssa is a junior at Fort Hays State University, originally from Salina, Kansas. She is currently pursuing her Bachelors of Science in Organizational Leadership and a minor in Tourism and Hospitality Management. Alyssa recently transferred to FHSU, but says that she “loves the welcoming environment that the students and teachers represent, especially within the Leadership Studies department.” She added that the “classes are exciting, different, and compatible with many aspects of (her) life.” Alyssa chose to get involved with the Department of Leadership Studies because she wanted to further her passion for helping others. Outside of academics, Alyssa is involved in Leadership Studies Association (LSA), Catholic Disciples, Christian Challenge, and Vision Groups. She looks forward to becoming involved in many other organizations at FHSU.
Online Student: Mark D Bond
Mark is a junior majoring in Organizational Leadership from Webb City, Missouri. He currently leads a team of forty graphic designers for a privately owned media advertising company. Mark says that through his experiences of leading teams over the past fifteen years, “when it came to working with people, (his) education was lacking and after reading many leadership books, (he) really desired to pursue a degree in Organizational Leadership.” Mark adds that “not only did Fort Hays State University offer the program (he) was looking for, but the online availability was a perfect match for balancing (his) busy schedule of work and family life.” Bond’s favorite class currently is LDRS 302, Introduction to Leadership Behaviors, because he has observed the positive outcomes of collaborative leadership. Outside of his coursework, Mark enjoys spending time with his wife and three children (ages 6, 8, and 10). His other hobbies include coaching soccer, St. Louis Cardinal Baseball, and golfing with friends.
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