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Why Called to Lead?

Why Called to Lead?

Called to Lead is a flexible leadership development program open to all students

Called to Lead Student Spotlight

Called to Lead Student Spotlight

Every month, a Called to Lead student will be featured on our website and on Facebook so that we can celebrate our student leaders.

What do students say?

What do students say?

See what our students say about the Called to Lead program.

Mentoring program

Mentoring Program

Find a mentor who will help guide you, develop your passions, and invest in your goals by participating in a mentoring partnership through Called to Lead.

What Matters & Why

What Matters & Why

Every semester, Called to Lead hosts the What Matters to Me and Why dinner that features a faculty or staff member who shares what really matters to them and why it matters.

Previous Student Spotlights

Brittany Stepp

Brittany Stepp
Political Science & English Professional Writing major

Club/organization involvement: Pre-Law Club, Treasurer

What does leadership mean to you?
To me, leadership means having the "go for it" attitude. You're not going to fulfill your goals in life by letting other people take the lead on them. It also means being kind to others who may not be as confident and upfront as you are.

What motivates you to be a leader at Etown  College?
My motivation to be a leader at Etown really stems from my big goals in life- I want to make a difference in this world. I can't become a successful attorney without being a leader.

What are some of the most important qualities you think a leader should have?
Some of the most important qualities I think a leader should have are respect for others, a strong work ethic, and the ability to picture the end results when you're starting from nothing.

What advice would you give to someone going into a leadership position for the first time?
I would say have faith in yourself. Often times we underestimate ourselves when we shouldn't. I don't think there is any goal too big.

January 2014

Lauren Lundquist & Shayna Perella

Lauren Lundquist
Early Childhood Education Major with a concentration in Special Education

Club and Organization Involvement: Education Organization, Called to Lead, Donegal Youth Soccer Coach, Cornerstone Youth Ministries Tutor, Council for Exceptional Children, HAB Aid

What does leadership mean to you?
Leadership is working with a group to achieve a common goal, while facing obstacles and hardships that must be overcome. It's a learning and growing experience and it is a privilege to be a leader.

What motivates you to be a leader at Etown College?
I enjoy being a leader at the College because I know it will better me as a future teacher. It increases my confidence, professionalism, and problem solving skills. Everything I take away from Called to Lead I know I will be able to apply to my future classroom.

What are some of the most important qualities you think a leader should have?
A leader must be understanding, unbiased, confident, fair, hard working, determined, passionate, and honest among other things.

What advice would you give to someone going into a leadership position for the first time?
I think that I would tell them to be confident and enthusiastic and to not be afraid to ask questions. I learned how to be a good leader from watching others before me modeling good leadership.

Shayna Perella
Early Childhood Education Major with a concentration in Special Education

Club and Organization Involvement: Ed org, Called to Lead, Cornerstone Youth Ministries Tutor, Council for Exceptional Children, Donegal Youth Soccer Coach, Colleges against Cancer 

What does leadership mean to you? 
To me, leadership is being able to work together with with others to reach a collective goal. Leadership is being determined and committed to reaching a particular purpose of life or a specific goal. 

What motivates you to be a leader at Etown College?
The main reason why I'm a leader at Etown is because I love helping others. My own success is just as important as those I work with. By being a leader I can help those around me. This is also why I've decided to be an early childhood educator, helping others is one thing I'm extremely passionate about.

What are some of the most important qualities you think a leader should have?
I think a leader should be open minded and determined. Sometimes in life you may feel that what you're trying to accomplish is not possible but everything is possible and no matter what you should never give up. Along with this, they should be understanding, honest, trustworthy, hard working, reliable, and passionate. 

What advice would you give to someone going into a leadership position for the first time?
Listen to what others have to say! It's common for someone in a leadership role to focus on their personal goals but those around you are just as important. I always believe there is power in numbers so work with others! There's always a leader in every team. 

October 2013

Caitlyn Whirt

Caitlyn Whirt
Political Science & Religious Studies Major with a concentration in Ethics & Society

Club and Organization Involvement: Student Senate Secretary, Resident Assistant, Etown Dance Marathon Club Vice President, Faith in Action Publicity Chair, Honors Program, Alpha Lambda Delta, Called to Lead. Committees: Legislation Chair, Academic Integrity, and Religious Life. 

What does leadership mean to you?
"Leadership to me means that you know how to take charge of a situation and help others but at the same time can be fair, caring, and compassionate for those involved.
It means stepping up when others stray away and never giving up on something just because someone says it is hard. A big thing as well is learning to be both a mentor and a mentee because you can always learn and grow while helping others to learn and grow themselves."

What advice would you give to someone going into a leadership position for the first time?
"Just do it. Do not spend time worrying about it and overcome any fears you may have. If it is something you truly care about then you will do great. Some people were born to be leaders and if that position is in front of you, do not hold anything back. It can be difficult sometimes being the one in charge but you do not need to know all the answers, just how to get them."

What motivates you to be a leader at E-town?
"I have always had this desire to help people and have found many ways to do that through different leadership positions available to me on campus. There are many people interested in helping leaders on campus as well that truly care about the students. It is not hard to become a leader on this campus."

What are some of the most important qualities you think a leader should have?
"Honesty, Perseverance, determination, compassion, a desire to learn and help others learn,
caring but fair, participation not dictation, bravery, courage, loyalty, patience, responsibility, confidence, reliability, decisiveness, integrity, dedication, enthusiasm, openness, humility, a sense of humor, trustworthy, and much more.

February 2013

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