Meet the October 2012 Students of the Month
On-Campus Student: Tre' Giles
Tre’ Giles is a sophomore at Fort Hays State University, majoring in Organizational Leadership. Originally from, Colorado Spring, Colorado, Tre’ was unsure of what major to pursue when he arrived at FHSU. After talking to a number of advisors, he “finally ended up getting some information about the Leadership Department. I found out it was all about serving others and working with people, which is what I love.” In addition he added that “The staff from the leadership department is amazing, helpful, and very fun. The major just fits me and my lifestyle perfectly.”
Tre’ is currently enrolled in LDRS 300: Introduction to Leadership Concepts, and said that he “really enjoys this class, because it has helped me discover who I am as a person. This class also gave me the opportunity to do some projects that I later used to educate and inspire other students. I’m very excited to take more of the leadership classes.” Tre’ is actively involved at FHSU as the Global Leadership Project Coordinator for the Center of Civic Leadership, as the Chaplain of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, and as the vice president of the Black Student Union. He is also a member of Christian Challenge, a Student Government Association senator, and the social media relations coordinator for the Marketing and Management Association. His dream is to join the Peace Corps.
Virtual Student: Lucas Dillie
Luke is a sophomore at Fort Hays State University working towards earning his Organizational Leadership Bachelors degree, as well as a Marketing minor. Fort Hays State University has allowed Luke to continue his education after starting his career. He finds that working and being in college at the same time is a benefit because he can apply principles from both leadership and marketing courses to his career. Luke is an Instructional Designer with Viaero Wireless—a wireless provider serving Colorado, Kansas, and Nebraska.
Luke chose to get involved with the Department of Leadership Studies as the leadership concepts were “not only intriguing, but would be more applicable than any other degree program since it’s so versatile.” Luke claims his favorite leadership course as LDRS 310: Fieldwork in Leadership Studies because he is “actively applying all of the concepts, knowledge and skills to make a positive impact within an organization that is important” to him. When Luke is not working or studying, he commits his time to training at the gym. His aspiration is to achieve his Personal Trainer Certification to “see if his passion and lifestyle would be a new career opportunity.”
International Student: Xu Weiling (Savannah)
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