Leadership Development Program Inducts 50 Students

The induction ceremony was held on November 5 during Family Weekend.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Center for the Development of Leadership Skills formally inducted 50 new members into its Leadership Development Program during an induction ceremony, which was held on Saturday, November 5, in the Bart Luedeke Center Theater during Family Weekend.

The Leadership Development Program (LDP) is a university-wide program that welcomes all majors. The guiding assumption underlying this program is that everyone has an opportunity to be a leader and a role model for someone. In order to be considered for the program, a student must apply.

“The LDP induction ceremony is a wonderful opportunity for both students and their families to fully comprehend the commitment that Rider has to developing competent and skilled leaders,” said Laura Seplaki, director of LDP. “Our newest inductees bring the LDP’s total membership to 125 students who represent all of the colleges at Rider. We are excited to have so many students chose to make the LDP a part of their intentional journey to develop their leadership capacities.”

Students who successfully complete LDP receive Certificate in Leadership at graduation, as well as valuable skills to use in their chosen career. Requirements include completion of the LDP 200: Foundations of Leadership Course, an ethics or multicultural studies elective and leadership skills seminars, as well as participation in co-curricular and experiential leadership opportunities and career development activities. A second application process for the Leadership Development Program will be held in the spring 2012 semester.

This year’s Leadership Development Program inductees are:

Keira AuKamp, a sophomore Psychology major

Daniel Broll, a sophomore Finance major

Barbara Bysura, a freshman Business Administration major

Anna Cymerman, a junior Behavioral Neuroscience major

Gina De Angelo, a sophomore Public Relations major

Danielle DeLisi, a freshman Elementary Education and Integrated Science and Math dual major

John DelRe, a sophomore Arts Administration major

Sylwia Denko, a sophomore Elementary Education and Psychology dual major

Lori DeTuro, a freshman Accounting major

Christopher Diaz, a junior International Business and Marketing dual major

Shelly Djoufack, a junior Biology major

Brooke Erdman, a sophomore History and American Studies dual major

Christina Eugene, a junior Elementary Education and American Studies dual major

Michelle Farace, a sophomore Elementary Education and Mathematics dual major

Kelly Ferrara, a freshman Elementary Education and Psychology dual major

Melissa Firth, a freshman Psychology major

Joe Forte, a sophomore Political Science major

Katherine Freier, a sophomore Elementary Education and French major

Rachel Guida, a junior Interactive Advertising and Marketing dual major

Evan Gurman, a freshman Accounting major

Lindsey Hegenauer, a sophomore Elementary Education and Fine Arts dual major

Rebecca Hoppe, a sophomore Psychology and Spanish dual major

Danyelle Johnson, a junior Graphic Design and Fine Arts dual major

Jaspreet Kaur, a sophomore Accounting major

Jenna Kelly, a sophomore Graphic Design major

Pauline Kothare, a junior Elementary Education and Psychology dual major

Ashley Liput, a freshman Elementary Education and Biology dual major

Samuel Lombardo, a sophomore Fine Arts and Arts Administration dual major

Jennifer Meier, a sophomore Elementary Education and Integrated Science and Math dual major

Ruth Ann Mitchell, a junior Business Administration major

Eleanor Ojinnaka, a sophomore Chemistry major

Laura Pantin, a junior Elementary Education and Integrated Science and Math major  

Dominique Pesco, a sophomore Business Education

Kaitlyn Ramsen, a sophomore Accounting major

Antonio Ribeira, a sophomore Accounting major

Allison Rifkin, a sophomore Entrepreneurial Studies major

Alyssa Rodriguez, a sophomore Business Administration major

Kristin Sarboukh, a sophomore Elementary Education and Psychology dual major

Brook Sibrian, a freshman Business Administration major

Andrea Suarez, a freshman General Liberal Arts major

Amanda Sweeney, a freshman Psychology major

Monica Swietlik, a sophomore Accounting and Finance dual major

Morgan Taylor, a sophomore Secondary Education and English Literature dual major

Mary Tella, a freshman Journalism and Global Studies dual major

Lauren Testa, a sophomore General Liberal Arts major

Alisha Tricarico, a sophomore Elementary Education and Psychology dual major

Nicolette Vidal, a freshman Psychology and Human Resource Management dual major

Toni Walker-Stanley, a sophomore Music dual major

Christina Yasay, a sophomore Accounting major

Katie Zeck, a sophomore Elementary Education and Journalism dual major

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