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Fort Hays State University
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Meet the May 2016 Students of the Month

On-Campus Student: Tera Mills

Tera is a senior Organizational Leadership major from Eudora. On campus, she is involved with Encounter, a student ministry through service and photography. Outside of school, Tera’s hobbies are spending time outdoors (fishing, swimming, and hiking), hanging out with friends, crafting, and photography. She got involved with the Department because when she transferred to FHSU from community college, she wanted a department that felt like a family. She also wanted something that could be versatile and open doors for the rest of her academic/ personal life. So far, her favorite Leadership class has been LDRS 670- Leadership and Personal Development. She liked this class because it gave her the opportunity to grow. She was able to build and reflect on the past and future through discussion with classmates and self-reflection. Tera liked that she was also able to truly get to get know her classmates. She says “they became like family and it was truly amazing.”

Virtual Student: Ricardo Paniagua

Ricardo is a third year Organizational Leadership major from San Diego, California. He works full-time at the University of California, San Diego; there he is a member of the Chancellors Advisory Council on Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Issues and the Undocumented Student Services Workgroup. Every year, he participates in the campus-wide United Way Campaign, which focuses on providing literacy programs for elementary schools. Outside of school, Ricardo’s hobbies include teaching, practicing yoga, writing, going to concerts, internet DJing, and spending time at the parks and beaches so he can enjoy the sunny Southern California weather. Ricardo became involved with the Department because he found Leadership to be a fundamental tool in any aspect of life. He says “the curriculum offers a dynamic range of courses that really suit my interests and professional goals.” His favorite class so far has been IDS 401- Ethics in the Professions and Business. In this class they tackled ideas of a leader living from the inside and projecting outward and it highlighted the type of leader everyone should strive to be.

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