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FSU Seniors Lead the Way in President’s Leadership Circle

FSU Seniors Lead the Way in President’s Leadership Circle
Members of the President’s Leadership Circle and the FSU administration gathered at the recent Sloop Institute for Excellence in Leadership. Pictured in the front row, from left, are Doug Baer, Dr. Tom Bowling, Heather Vosberg, Katie Dignan, Frank Taylor, Kelly Bean and Victoria Suess. In the back row, from left, are Rachel Clark, Alex Ramsey, Daniel Weir, Keith Davidson, Cody Brill, Jason Moxley, Michael Schoelen and President Gibralter.

Frostburg State University’s 12 President’s Leadership Circle members are making their mark for the 2013-2014 academic year. These students, nominated from among FSU’s finest, were selected for demonstrating significant leadership in and out of the classroom.

This year’s PLC includes Kelly Bean, Cody Brill, Rachel Clark, Keith Davidson, Katie Dignan, Jason Moxley, Alexander Ramsey, Michael Schoelen, Victoria Suess, Frank Taylor, Heather Vosburg and Daniel Weir. Members are provided a variety of opportunities to further develop their leadership skills and steward relevant causes through their proven capabilities in the classroom and community.

Bean has a double major in mass communication and psychology with a minor in public relations. She led the way in arranging the 2013 and 2014 Sloop Institutes for Excellence in Leadership and is an intern in the Office of Leadership and Experiential Learning. She is also the director of live events for the University Programming Council, a Bobcat Ambassador, a member of the Student Alumni Association and a columnist for The Bottom Line. She is a member of the honors program and spent her past summer studying abroad in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Brill, who has a double major in accounting and economics, is a member of the honors business fraternity Beta Gamma Sigma and volunteers his time to coach local middle school students in basketball. Brill is part of the College of Business Student Pride Committee, a group of business students who have successfully raised funds to endow a scholarship for future students. Brill is also an intern for and highly involved with the University Advancement Office and the FSU Foundation, Inc.

Clark is a biotechnology major with a double minor in leadership studies and chemistry. She is the co-president of the Student Members of the American Chemical Society at FSU and is serving in her second year as the president of the National Society of Leadership and Success. Clark is also in her third year as a chemistry tutor for the University.

Davidson is a chemistry major with a minor in leadership studies. He has volunteered in previous semesters as an AmeriCorps member, Relay for Life team captain, Thanksgiving basket sponsor and a student participant at the Sustaining Campus and Community Dialogue Series. He has served as a developmental mathematics student instructor and a peer mentor in general chemistry. Davidson is editor-in-chief of The Bottom Line, co-president of the American Chemical Society, president of the Student Alumni Association and a Bobcat Ambassador.

Dignan, a double major in political science and history, serves as head resident of a residence hall. She has volunteered as a student mentor for an orientation class, and she previously served as a resident assistant for honors program freshmen. Dignan was inducted into the Phi Eta Sigma freshman honor society and the national political science honor society, Phi Sigma Alpha. She is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success, a Bobcat Ambassador, a member of the honors program and secretary of the National Residence Hall Honorary.

Moxley is a global business major. He was the president of the Global Business Club and is still actively overseeing the development and future growth of the club. He is also a member of the Entrepreneurship Club. Moxley, who transferred to FSU, studied abroad in China during the 2013 fall semester while involved with PLC, serving as an FSU Bobcat Ambassador and PLC Ambassador while in China, as well as here at FSU.

Ramsey is a business administration major who also worked as a freelance contractor with AV Solutions International, Inc., and the Lane University Center. He was leg leader in the first three legs of the 4K for Cancer charity bike ride, in which he cycled more than 4,000 miles from Baltimore to Portland, Ore., in 70 days, raising more than $4,800. He is a brother of the Phi Mu Delta Fraternity, in which he previously served as vice president of finance and sergeant at arms. Ramsey is vice president of the Marketing Club at Frostburg and operates his own business specializing in web development and IT support.

Schoelen is an environmental analysis and planning major with a minor in geography. He has served in past years as a resident assistant, representative and vice-chairman of the University System of Maryland Student Council and the FSU Student Government Association chair of student affairs. Schoelen is an Eagle Scout of Troop 1023, Department of Geography lab manager and assistant, SafeRide president and director, National Residence Hall Honorary Alumni and a mentor to freshmen geography students.

Suess has a double major in psychology and English with a minor in Spanish and is a member of the honors program. She served as a psychology learning assistant, freshman composition teaching assistant and Student Athletic Advisory Committee officer. Her research, conducted with a professor, was selected to be presented at the APA Conference and the annual English Colloquium. Suess was the field hockey team captain for the 2013 season, Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year, a National Society of Leadership and Success member and a writing tutor.

Taylor has a major in political science and is in the honors program. He has served as a teaching assistant, National Residence Hall Honorary on-campus marketing coordinator and Phi Mu Delta fraternity president, previously serving as programming chair and philanthropy chair. He served as a Greek Council representative, Lane University Center student employee, resident assistant and Honors Student Association president. He is the Community Outreach and Development chair for the Late@Lane staff. Taylor, who co-facilitated a learning community during a previous internship at the FSU Office of Leadership and Experiential Learning, is in Florida completing an internship with the Disney College Program.

Vosburg is a recreation and parks management major with a concentration in therapeutic recreation. She is interning in Pennsylvania for the spring semester but has vowed to remain actively engaged with PLC. She was a Lane University Center student manager as well as a member of the Recreation and Parks honor society and Collegiate Percussive Arts Society.

Weir has a double major in history and political science. He has been to the Sloop Institute for Excellence in Leadership and remains involved with the History Department through ongoing research, the Glenn J. Beall Institute for Public Affairs and the honors program. Weir is also a Bobcat Ambassador, a member of the Residence Life Office staff as head resident and the National Residence Hall Honorary president.

In past years, PLC students have held significant leadership positions on campus. Other members have demonstrated their leadership by the contributions they have made to the campus community and the respect they have earned among faculty, staff and students alike.

For more information about PLC, contact Douglas Baer at 301-687-7013.


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