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Students in MPC 6400, Leadership Communication, created a podcast series focused on mentoring future leaders as their final project.  These podcasts integrate leadership theories, course readings, information from guest speakers (President Brad Mortensen, WSU President; Dr. Rosemary Lesser, Utah Legislator; Taylor Knuth, SLC Deputy Director of Economic Development; and Amir Jackson, Founder/Director of Nurture the Creative Mind), and personal interviews to explore the importance of mentorship in various contexts.  Take some time to listen to these podcasts and celebrate the work of our MPC students!


WSU Presidential Leadership Fellows

Group: Alex Dosier, Leanne Spencer, Jeremy Harvey, & Hayden Meacham
Interviewees: Sherri Cox & Isaac Staszkow
The Presidential Leadership Fellows program develops a cohort of students that can cultivate their personal leadership and continue to deepen their engagement with WSU through regular meetings and opportunities to share their experience with key stakeholders.

Mentoring Students & Leading the Way

Group:  Ashlee Hyden, Gina O’Brien, Lindsey Sweatland, & Susie Tayrien
Interviewee: McKenna Pace
The Upward Bound program mentors low-income, first-generation students in their preparation to graduate from high school and pursue higher education. We talk about methods used for mentoring students, authentic leadership, and the challenges that can arise when mentoring youth.

Creating Vision Through Mentoring & Leadership

Group: Ethan Rasmussen, Max Hackinson, Nathaly Vaioleti, and Nick Thurgood
Interviewees: Bailee Nebeker & Nathan Chetrit
Wallaroo was started in a garage 8 years ago in Spokane, Washington and have grown the brand to 12 brick and mortar locations. We chatted with them about how they’ve grown their business, how they mentor and shape leaders within their company, as well as their own personal leadership experiences.

Secondary Education Leader Mentorship

Group: Billie Hatch, Tyler Haslam, Ellie Robison, Mercedes Ziegler, Caryn Crowley
Interviewee: Becky Vervloet
In this episode, we are discussing secondary education leader mentorship. We interviewed Becky Vervloet, the faculty advisor for student government at Clearfield High School. She brings to us great insight into raising up the next generation of leaders.

Peer Mentoring at WSU

Group:  Rynae Bowden, Tyler Dingman, Jesus Garcia and Kaitlyn Trips
Interviewees: Raissa Rohbock & Liz Homez
Peer Mentoring at WSU is an amazing way for students to support each other in the academic and social aspects of their experience. Peer Mentors develop leadership skills and apply them in their roles as they learn and grow along with their mentees. 

Servant Leadership Clip

Group:  Sean Lawler, Will Frobe, Irma Zavala, Jordan Gibson
Interviewees:  Colonel Ehren Carl
We talk about how Col. Carl applies servant leadership. He shared perspectives on the postitive mentors who inspired him to be the leader he is today. He also shared lessons and experiences he learned throughout his career. 
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