MARQUETTE – William Digneit, a Northern Michigan University sophomore from White Lake, Mich., recently completed his community service internship in conjunction with the Student Leader Fellowship Program. 

          Digneit co-directed the Gwinn Area Community Schools' production of “The Music Man.”  His responsibilities included assisting the barbershop quartet with vocal production, providing ensemble characterization for the entire cast, and demonstrating leadership behind the scenes at rehearsals and performances.

          “Bill provided an amazing amount of energy, talent and leadership to our production,” said David Dagenais, production director and Digneit’s mentor.  “He worked wonderfully with our students, and they learned a lot from him.”

          The Student Leader Fellowship Program is a nationally recognized initiative that, in a two-year period, helps students build leadership skills and commitment to community service.  During the first year, students in the SLFP are paired with a community mentor and exposed to leadership opportunities.  During the second year, students take the leadership skills they have learned and plan, organize and implement their own community service internship.

Prepared By
Becky Kratz