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Student Leader Fellowship Program

The Student Leader Fellowship Program (SLFP) is a two-year, nationally recognized leadership program. Committed to developing competent, ethical, and community-centered leaders, the SLFP provides student fellows with a series of unique experiences such as a fall retreat, a two-credit leadership class, a community mentor, a Community Service Internship and a thorough workshop series.

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SLFP Endowment

The David L. Bonsall Endowment for the Student Leader Fellowship Program has approached $250,000 in money raised. Learn more about the endowment and how it's improving the SLFP.

To begin each year of the program, student fellows gather with SLFP staff for a weekend at Bay Cliff Health Camp in Big Bay, Michigan. It provides a comfortable setting for introductions, team building and an orientation to the program.  <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/studentleaderfellowship/fall-retreat">Read More</a>During the second year in the program, student fellows put their leadership skills into action through community service internships.  These provide them extensive opportunities to practice their leadership in the community. Student fellows design their own internships, choosing from existing sites or a limitless variety of new possibilities. Through the community service internships, approximately 4,500 hours of community service are provided annually. <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/studentlead">Read More</a>Student fellows participate in a two-credit, leadership theory and practice course during their first semester in the program. This highly interactive class allows them to explore leadership theories. <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/studentleaderfellowship/leadership-classes">Read More</a>During the first year of the program, all student fellows are assigned a mentor. The mentors are community leaders who act as a role model, adviser, teacher, and friend. <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/studentleaderfellowship/mentorship>Read More</a>Every semester the Center for Student Enrichment offers a dynamic series of 25-30 workshops on aspects of leadership development.  <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/studentleaderfellowship/skill-builders">Read More</a>

Harrison Moynihan, Special Olympics

Harrison volunteered as a coach for the Michigan Area 36 Special Olympics where he coached athletes in four different sports. He was the assistant coach for basketball and swimming and the head coach for downhill skiing and snowshoeing. His volunteering and leadership involvement included setting up practice times, monitoring for health and safety, aiding with transportation, setting up equipment, encouraging and motivating athletes, and working on core fundamentals of the sports. Harrison showed true commitment to this internship site and community by being fully dedicated to the athletes and the mission of Special Olympics. His commitment went above and beyond. Through his community service internship, Harrison has seen the relationship between Special Olympics and the local Marquette community, and how much of an impact they have on each other. The more involved he became in Special Olympics, the easier it was to volunteer his time. Congratulations, Harrison!

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