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    Pa^el January 19,2(1(15 CAMPUS NEWS
I Believe...that I have what it takes to be a Peer Leader
C^ontributing Writer
Several departments in Stu
dent Development and Aca
demic Affairs are teaming
up to find the 2005-2006
Peer Leaders. What is a Peer
Leader? It’s any student
who has the drive, poten
tial, and the motivation to
enhance their own leader
ship development and the
development of their peers.
On January 25 and 26 at
7;00pm in SMB 162 we will
host information sessions
about the Peer Leader posi
tions including FYE Course
Assistants, Peer Leadership
Consultants, SGA Diversity
Committee, Major Student
Organization Presidents and
Chairs, Student Advisers,
Reflection Leaders, Resi
dent Assistants, and Trans
fer Student Ambassadors.
If anyone has ever thought
about getting involved on
campus, now is the time. It’s
important for students to un
derstand the value of NOW
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Student advisor Jennifer Back speaking with advisee during orientation.
rather than LATER! Taking
advantage of all the oppor
tunities provided to you is
what promotes growth and
improvement. When you
leave the amphitheatre in
yoiu" cap and gown, what
will you take with you? What
skills will you have gained?
Did you fully experience
this educational journey
and all it had to offer you?
Beth Jarvis, ’03, says her
current job “involves plan
ning events and showing
ownership over a project.”
Jarvis says, “the skills 1 use
daily, I learned from all my
leadership experiences and I
gained so much strength and
confidence in myself through
those experiences.” Because
of Heather Spell Arrington’s,
’02, experiences, she says “I
ing their years at Meredith.
It’s never too late to get in
volved and to develop and
discover one’s personal style
of leadership. The Student
Development and Academic
Affairs staff and faculty are
committed to students and
their development. Our
hope is to enhance leader
ship skills through train
ing on topics such as eth
ics, conflict management,
citizenship, commimication,
and collaboration. The plans
for Peer Leader training ses
sions on April 1 and April 8
are currently in the works.
Students who are inter
ested in gaining valuable
skills that will help them
in the future are encour-
aged to attend an informa
tion session on January 25
or 26. The time is NOW!
If you are a rising sophomore, junior or senior with at least a 2.4 CPA who does not hold a
major campus office for ’05-’06 and you want to
Create A Lailing Impreiiien—
Apply to be a 2005-06 lludenl
Student advisers are chosen each year to assist incoming freshman and transfer students In
orientation, registratioa and overall adjustments to campus life. They also serve as a liai
son to the faculty adviser, as well as a peer adviser to new students.
was able to attend graduate
school with greater confi
dence in my ability to do such
things as run effective meet
ings, delegate tasks to oth
ers and use my resources.”
The skills these two alums
use in their career were
gained through being in
volved as Peer Leaders. Stu
dents should consider what
skills they hope to gain dur
Editor in Chief. Krista Kearney
Managing Editor. Christy Kimball
Sports Editor. Maria Santore
Copy Editor. Paula Stewart
Layout Editor. Amber Littesy
Staff Photographer. Wendy Gem
Business Manager. Stephanie Harrington
Advertising Manager. Shruti Shah
Faculty Adviser. Dr Rebecca Duncan
Staff Writers.
Nina Borum Lacey Maddrey
Piper Petrocelli Sydney Simpson
Jackie Bullock Robin Gary
Jaye Mize
The Meredith Herald is published by the College
throughout the Academic Year. The paper is funded by the
College and through Independent Advertising.
TJie opinions expressed in the editorial columns do not necessarily
reflect those of the college administration, faculty, or student body.
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