Center for Leadership News

Life Entrepreneur Program offers development opportunities for sophomores

Applications will be available soon for the spring 2015 retreat hosted by the university's New Student and Transition Programs.

No shortage of adventures as Gap Semester nears midpoint

Students taking part in Elon’s Gap Semester Program have traveled an impressive distance during the first half of the fall semester.

LEADSTRONG Week Student Spotlight: Jensen Roll '16

Student leader Jensen Roll is using creative solutions everyday to make an impact on the local community. This fall, Jensen had the opportunity to share his ideas at SOCAP, the largest social impact conference in the world.

Leadership Fellows examine social justice values

Assistant Professor of Education Cherrel Miller-Dyce spoke to the Isabella Cannon Leadership Fellows during a recent Fellows Forum about social justice values in democratic leadership.

New Elon students package 40,000 meals to fight global hunger

Hundreds of first-year and transfer students took part in a “Stop Hunger Now” meal-packing event on Aug. 30, 2014, organized by Campus Kitchen at Elon University.

Elon Gap Semester Students Hit the Trail, Begin their Elon Experience

The Gap Semester kicks off the year for 15 incoming first year students in Wyoming on a 26-day outdoor leadership expedition.

Move-in and orientation schedules for Fall 2014

Several events are planned throughout the weekend of Aug. 22-25 as Elon University welcomes students and families in the Class of 2018.

Discovery program connects new students to Elon and each other

The first-year summer experience program offered by the Office of New Student and Transition Programs familiarizes incoming students with Elon's campus and helps them develop outdoor and team-building skills before classes begin in the fall.

Class of 2018 reflects ethos of service & entrepreneurship

Elon University welcomed to campus this fall students from around the world whose intellectual curiosity and commitment to their communities made them stand out in a record number of applicants for an incoming class.

Middle school students develop leadership skills at Elon

The Alamance Youth Leadership Academy welcomed talented students from 10 area middle schools as part of a four-day program held June 15-18, 2014, on the university's campus.

Six seniors receive Fulbright awards

The Class of 2014 is sending more scholars overseas next year with Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grants than any previous class in Elon University history.

Elon senior receives Princeton in Asia fellowship

Jill Capotosto will spend up to two years in Vietnam assisting with communications for an international wildlife anti-trafficking organization.

Student Leader Spotlight: Ashley Fowler '14

Elon senior finalist for Fulbright ETA in Croatia thanks to help from Center for Leadership

Student Leader Spotlight: Morgan Abate ‘16

LEAD participant takes leadership skills abroad.

Student Leader Spotlight: Megan Mungall '15

Junior leader shares how The Center for Leadership became a home that helped her spread her wings.

Student Leader Spotlight: Yasmine Arrington '15

Center for Leadership supports student as she pursues her aspirations from a non-profit program to studying abroad.

Applications now being accepted for Leadership Prize

The Office of the Provost and the Division of Student Life have created a $10,000 award for rising juniors to research community problems and then propose solutions to those challenges.

Students tackle Ukraine crisis in presidential simulation

Eight Elon University students participated on May 7, 2014, in the third Presidential Crisis Simulation hosted by the Politics Forum and Center for Leadership.

The Center for Leadership’s LEAD Program equips students with professional postgrad skills

Senior Rebekah Hackney gives advice to underclassmen

Student leaders honored at 2014 ODK awards ceremony

More than two dozen Elon University students and one staff member were recognized for their work at a May 1, 2014, Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership honor society program.

Elon students fight hunger with HOPE

What started as an academic exercise in a service learning class has transformed into a student-led community organization that has raised thousands of pounds of food for the hungry in Alamance County in just its first two months.

CELEBRATE! Profile: Mat Goldberg '14

A psychology major recently awarded a Fulbright to teach English in South Korea researched the emerging theory of authentic leadership by surveying two very different groups of people.

Student Leader Spotlight: Meredith Berk ‘16

Elon sophomore works to create a healthier world with the help of the Center for Leadership

Student Leader Spotlight: Kerry Kurkjian '15

Elon Junior applies leadership skills to her positions in the community and as founder of Elon Irish Dance Club.

Making Magic at Disney (and Elon)!

Ten Elon students participated in a Spring Transition Strategies course focused on creativity, innovation, and leadership from the lens of Disney.

Elon student secures prestigious internship in Italy

Colby Halligan '15 travels to Europe this summer as one of the youngest students ever selected for a program that gives hands-on experience in organic farming while learning a foreign language.

Phoenix Question launches in March

A new initiative brings a weekly conversation starter every Monday that encourages students, faculty, staff and the greater community to engage in thought provoking, fun and challenging discussions.

Founder of 'Define American' asks students to advocate for immigrants

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas "came out" as an undocumented immigrant three years ago and shared his story with an Elon University audience on Feb. 22 during the Intersect: Diversity & Leadership Conference.

Leadership Fellows take civil rights tour through Deep South

The Winter Term course "Disarming Injustice: Nonviolence and the Civil Rights Movement" included visits to the 16th Street Baptist Church and the National Voting Rights Museum.

Ashley Fowler '14 leads workshop in Lithuania on LGBT issues

The political science and international studies double major is a Lumen Scholar studying the evolution of LGBT rights in parts of Europe.

ODK leadership honor society inducts new members

A Feb. 9, 2014, program took place in Holt Chapel on South Campus.


Retired Air Force brigadier general: 'Vulnerability can end up a strength'

Dana H. Born, the first woman to be presidentially appointed to lead faculty of the U.S. Air Force Academy, visited Elon on Feb. 11, 2014, to offer leadership lessons through class visits and an evening talk.

Capstone Dinner

Isabella Cannon Leadership participants Phase IV dinner - April 23, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.

Capstone Dinner

Isabella Cannon Leadership participants Phase 4 Dinner - March 18, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Life Entrepreneur Program expands to fall semester

A one-credit course gives students an opportunity to reflect on their lives and craft plans for the future.

New Facebook fan page for transfer students

The page was developed to support a growing population of transfer students on Elon University's campus.

Class of 2017 pledges to uphold Elon values

New students affirmed their commitment on Thursday morning to the virtues of honesty, integrity, responsibility and respect in the university’s eighth annual Call to Honor program.

Instructional & Campus Technologies helps students become Connected@Elon

Instructional and Campus Technologies held its 6th annual Connected@Elon event on Aug. 26 during New Student Orientation.

Gap Semester students complete outdoor leadership program
Fifteen freshmen are now traveling to South Dakota to do service work as part of the innovative first-year experience.
Summer construction brings upgrades across Elon's campus

From new dorms to additional dining options, Elon students will find a host of enhancements and expansions when they return to campus this fall.

Move-in and orientation schedules for Fall 2013

Several events are planned throughout the weekend of Aug. 23-26 as Elon University welcomes students and families in the Class of 2017.

Elon school supply drive will benefit local children

For the past two years, the Elon University community has donated thousands of needed school supplies to children classified as homeless.

Discovery program connects new students to Elon, each other

The first-year summer experience program offered by the Office of New Student Programs and Transition familiarizes incoming students with Elon's campus and helps them develop leadership and team-building skills before classes begin in the fall.

Pre-Serve Program introduces incoming students to service

Sixteen freshmen worked recently on a campus farm, a Habitat building site and with a local conservation center as part of a summer experience through the university's Kernodle Center.

Seven local middle schools encourage student leadership through AYLA

AYLA, the Alamance Youth Leadership Academy, is a collaborative leadership program supported by the Alamance Chamber of Commerce, the Alamance-Burlington School System and Elon University.

John Hill '76 and Ali Deatsch '13 elected to Elon Board of Trustees

Hill, a longtime university supporter, currently serves as president of the Elon Alumni Board; Deatsch will serve a two-year term as a youth trustee.

Elon senior awarded Princeton in Africa fellowship

Kristen Conroy will spend a year in Kenya helping an organization that matches orphans of those killed by HIV/AIDS with elderly residents who lost their own adult children to the disease.

Pie Your Professor whips up cash to cream cancer

Alpha Phi Omega's annual College Coffee fundraiser for the American Cancer Society gives students stress relief with the approach of final exams.

Lumen Scholar identifies key traits of successful attorneys

In a series of interviews with lawyers and career specialists, Sarah Kowalkowski '13 pinpoints the characteristics of students who thrive in law school - and then their profession.

Leadership lauded at ODK awards ceremony

More than two dozen students were honored for their scholarship and their leadership at the ODK awards on April 25.