Emerging Leaders

Emerging Leaders Program

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The co-curricular Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) is designed to educate, engage and empower all Detroit Mercy students. Using the “Social Change Model,” the ELP offers students the opportunity to explore their leadership potential and abilities through involvement in programs, events and activities that include learning, leadership, spirituality and service, on and off campus.

All Detroit Mercy students have the chance to experience and live the University Mission.  As a student who lives Detroit Mercy's Mission, you will learn to exhibit leadership for the common good. Those students who choose to intentionally develop their leadership capacity will be recognized for their achievements by earning a Leadership Pin or a Leadership Medallion.

Students often exhibit leadership on campus in both formal and informal ways. You are likely already doing a number of things that fall within the categories of the above criteria for leadership development within Detroit Mercy's Conceptual Model for Social Change. This means that you are also meeting the criteria for the Emerging Leaders Program!

The Institute for Leadership & Service will give you recognition for the work you are doing, while encouraging you to excel and experience further leadership development opportunities to become leaders who serve the community. Recognition will be in the form of the Leadership Pin or the Leadership Medallion.

How to Join

  1. Please view the program presentation.
  2. Send an email to elp@udmercy.edu stating your interest and log into your Detroit Mercy LIVE account live.udmercy.edu. The login is your TitanPass my.udmercy.edu. Here you can request to join the Emerging Leaders Program. You will already have access to the ELP Pin and Medallion Paths. These Paths will help to map your progress through the checklist requirements and see which tasks or activities remain. 

The John Daniels Student Servant Leader of the Year

The student(s) awarded The John Daniels Servant Leader of the Year has shown outstanding growth throughout their undergraduate career at Detroit Mercy and has distinguished themselves by exemplary commitment in the role of servant leader. This award was named for John Daniels, director of the Institute for Leadership and Service from 2001 to 2009.

Service Verification Form

This form is essential to record your community service hours as a part of the Pin & Medallion requirements. Service needs to be documented so students have a chance to reflect on their experience and that way the Institute can properly recognize students for their contributions to the community.  

Service needs to be documented so students have a chance to reflect on their experience and that way the Institute can properly recognize students for their contributions to the community. Forms can be turned into the Institute Office in Briggs 212.

ELP Worksheet

Use the ELP Checklist to help keep track of your activities for the Medallion or Pin! 

Please note: This checklist is for tracking purposes only, not for submission. All submissions will be on Detroit Mercy LIVE or this online form. 

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    Ready to obtain the Emerging Leader Medallion or Pin?

    You must email your intent Feb. 15 to receive the Pin and/or Medallion. If obtaining a Medallion, attend a Group Reflection Session during the last week of February. All requirements must be submitted in Detroit Mercy Live by March 15.

    Check out the Emerging Leaders Program FAQs to answer any questions you may have! Contact us at elp@udmercy.edu.

    Office Assistant Hours:

    • Taneen Wood – Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1 to 5 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Michael Eiten – Mondays to Thursdays from 3 to 6 p.m.

    Reflection Paper Questions can be found here.

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    Emerging Leaders Program Past Awards

    Congratulations to our Medallion and Pin awardees! 

    Academic Year 2019-2020

    The John Daniels Student Servant Leader of the Year

    The student awarded The John Daniels Student Servant Leader of the Year award has shown outstanding growth throughout their undergraduate career at Detroit Mercy and has distinguished his/herself by exemplary commitment in the role of servant leader.

    This award is named for John Daniels, Director of the Institute for Leadership & Service from 2001-09.

    Regan Glenn - Business Administration*

    Ben Westphal - English and Education*

     

    Leadership Medallion Award Candidates

    These students have met the requirements of the Leadership Pin and have additional involvement in student organizations, spirituality retreats, completed leadership coursework, mentoring, and 200 hours of community service.

     

    College of Liberal Arts and Education

    Danny Bartolotta – Master’s Industrial/Organization Psychology

    Clayton Blackwell - Religious Studies*

    Taylor Cloutier - Social Work*

    Carissa Del Proposto - Criminal Justice*

    Maeve Grady - Psychology*

    Michael Kostuch - Political Science and Business Administration*

    Devonne McCullough – Communication with Business Administration**

    Tegan McManus - Criminal Justice and Psychology*

    Elizabeth Murphy - Political Science*

    Madison Scarsella - Industrial/Organization Psychology*

    Ben Westphal - English and Education*

     

    College of Business Administration

    Anne Elizabeth Acho-Tartoni - Business Administration*

    Melba Dearing- Business Administration*

    Nicole Gebara- Business Administration*

    Regan Glenn - Business Administration*

    Meghan Godell - Business Administration*

    Michael Kostuch - Business Administration and Political Science*

    Marie Maitrot - Business Administration*

    John Turner - Business Administration*

     

    College of Engineering and Science

    Sarah Buhay – Biology*

    Nazifa Chowdhury - Biology*

    Yarnise Hines – Biology*

    Alex Jackman - Biology with Biomedical Design Minor*

    Mohimen Mahbuba - Biology*

     

    College of Health Professions & McCauley School of Nursing

    Elise Boteler - Health Science Administration**

    Souzan Dahma – Nursing*

    Mallory Dapprich – Nursing*

    Kori Keyes – Nursing**

    Jennifer Lorenz - Nursing*

    Rebecca Merriweather - Health Services*

    Dominique Mones - Nursing*

    Alisa Stellino - Nursing*

    Brandon Tatar - Nursing*

    Elizabeth Yager - Nursing*

     

    School of Architecture

    Alexandra Perez-Bermudez – Architecture*

     

    *Students who are earning a Minor in Leadership

    **Will receive Medallion next semester

     

    Leadership Pin Award Candidates

    Ongoing involvement in student organizations, spirituality workshops, leadership workshops, mentoring and 100 hours of community service.

     

    College of Liberal Arts and Education

    Danny Bartolotta – Master’s Industrial/Organization Psychology

    Clayton Blackwell - Religious Studies*

    Taylor Cloutier - Social Work*

    Carissa Del Proposto - Criminal Justice*

    Maeve Grady - Psychology*

    Michael Kostuch - Political Science and Business Administration*

    Devonne McCullough - Communications with Business Administration Minor**

    Tegan McManus - Criminal Justice and Psychology*

    Thomas Mueller - Cybersecurity/Intelligence Analysis

    Elizabeth Murphy - Political Science*

    Claire Sandau - History with an Economics Minor

    Camille Sinclair - Social Work and Psychology

    Madison Scarsella - Industrial/Organization Psychology*

    Ben Westphal - English and Education*

     

    College of Business Administration

    Anne Elizabeth Acho-Tartoni - Business Administration*

    Kyle Bandyk - Business Administration*

    Melba Dearing- Business Administration*

    Paul Formosa - Business Administration*

    Nicole Gebara- Business Administration*

    Regan Glenn - Business Administration*

    Meghan Godell - Business Administration*

    Michael Kostuch - Business Administration and Political Science*

    Marie Maitrot - Business Administration*

    John Turner - Business Administration*

     

    College of Engineering and Science

    Sarah Buhay - Biology with Biomedical Design Minor*

    Nazifa Chowdhury - Biology*

    Tyiesha Head – Biology*

    Yarnise Hines - Biology*

    Alex Jackman - Biology with Biomedical Design Minor*

    Cameron Johns - Biochemistry with Business Minor

    Mohimen Mahbuba - Biology*

     

    College of Health Professions & McCauley School of Nursing

    Elise Boteler - Health Science Administration*

    Souzan Dahma – Nursing*

    Mallory Dapprich – Nursing*

    Adrianna Haralampopoulos - Nursing

    Celine Jarbo – Nursing*

    Kori Keyes– Nursing*

    Jennifer Lorenz - Nursing*

    Rebecca Merriweather - Health Services*

    Dominique Mones - Nursing*

    Alisa Stellino - Nursing*

    Brandon Tatar - Nursing*

    Elizabeth Yager - Nursing*

     

    School of Architecture

    Alexandra Perez-Bermudez – Architecture*

     

    *Students who are earning a Minor in Leadership