Undergraduate Fellows in Servant Leadership discover the deep meaning of the Elizabethtown College motto Educate for Service while exploring with other committed and ethical undergraduate fellows what it means to find purposeful life work as a servant leader for a better world.
What will I do as an Undergraduate Fellow in Servant Leadership?
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Director of Alumni Relations
Mark is a 1996 graduate of Elizabethtown and currently serves the College as its Director of Alumni Relations. In addition to studying English and history at
E-town, he has earned a master of arts degree in leadership from Duquesne University. While interested in mentoring, advising and supporting students in a variety of topics, Mark has recently been provided with opportunities to focus on the subjects of self-confidence, presentation skills, leadership-related matters and approaches, and moral/ethical decision making.
Professor of Engineering & Physics
"As an engineer, I am most energized through the process of solving problems. Developing solutions that make a real difference in individual lives motivates my work: from energy solutions in developing countries, to clinical motor control rehabilitation tools, to more effective learning models. I trust that my work side by side with students inspires them to continue to focus their professional work and personal lives toward utilizing their talents and abilities to serve the needs of others."
Associate Professor of Sociology
"I am a steadfast supporter of servant leadership. I believe that I live my life, both academically and professionally, as a servant leader on this campus. Recently, I was afforded the opportunity to attend the Robert K. Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership International Conference with two students and the assistant director of Called to Lead. At the conference, I was further encouraged by Howard Behar to “put people first.” As an associate professor of Sociology and a First-Year Faculty of Simple Living, I can often be found putting students first. I care deeply about the personal and professional development of students and am passionate about the role of mentorship. Professionally, I utilize numerous forms of teaching pedagogy to illustrate how servant leadership can be practiced in the real world. Most recently, I am incorporating servant leadership activities and training into my methods of social research, statistical analysis, and first-year seminar courses. My recent selection as the faculty mentor for the softball team has had a profound impact on my identification as a servant leader. I hope to contribute to the creation of a network of individuals who seek to educate, inspire, and support the practice of servant leadership at Elizabethtown."
Tracy Wenger Sadd
Chaplain, Director of Religious Life
"I have taught servant leadership theory in academic courses such as REL/PS 170 Global Values and Leadership and HON 305 Leadership Theory and Practice, and have used servant leadership effectively as a leader in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors. At the same time, to me, servant leadership is far more than something to teach or a way to lead; it is a way of life. Having been raised in the Church of the Brethren, I was shaped by a community that believed that serving the needs of individual people, a cause, a nation, or even one’s enemy is a compass that should orient the thoughts, choices, practices, and actions of one’s entire existence. Servant leadership has strong roots in Christian thought, and at the same time, author Kent Keith clearly has articulated how themes of servant leadership are found in all the major world’s religions. Currently, I am conducting research related to pedagogies that promote bridge-building behaviors across religious and cultural boundaries, and the Office of Religious Life is coordinating our College’s participation in President Obama’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge, which has many goals, including promoting cooperative efforts across religious and non-religious boundaries through service to solve community problems. I also have worked with the student group SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) to form a partnership between Elizabethtown College and the Yunus Centre (Bangladesh) for micro-lending, social business, and social entrepreneurship."
Head Baseball Coach/Assistant Director of Athletics
"I am the head baseball coach and an assistant athletic director here at Elizabethtown College. I strongly believe that servant leadership can have a lasting effect on your surroundings and have been inspired by the volunteer work by members of my family. My goal is to become a better leader and role model, in the hope of following in the footsteps of those that have inspired me."
Director of Student Activities and Campus Recreation
"As the Director of Student Activities and Campus Recreation, I look at servant leadership perhaps in a unique way. I view “service” to others and to the community by being fully committed to your “role” to the best of your abilities; by doing your job well, you are doing a great deal of service to the community. You are actively engaged in shaping your community, not from a formal position, but through your involvement!"
Associate Professor of Biology
"I am a cell and molecular biologist who spends her days focusing on facts, experimental design and data analysis. Yet, I find that the human race is exemplified by compassion for others. I would define myself as a servant leader because I am by nature a person who is compassionate and seeks to alleviate the suffering of others. I am actively involved in several leadership roles that focus on improving the well-being of others. Servant leaders demonstrate to others the many ways in which human beings can help one another, and provide guidance for those seeking to develop these skills."
Assistant Director of Called to Lead
"A priority of mine is helping others achieve their full potential through self-discovery, learning, development, experience, and reflection. Over the years, I have found that the most effective way to impact and partner with others is by putting them first. Humility, compassion, and concern for what others are going through translate into their trust, confidence, and reliance. For me to achieve my purpose of helping others succeed, I must put others first. I must sincerely care about others. I aspire to live each day as a servant leader."
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