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All LEAD Corp positions are full for 2012 - 2013 School Year

The WMU LEAD Corp is a group of students dedicated to serving the Western Michigan University student community as a peer education and training team on leadership topics. Team members will increase their own knowledge of topics relating to leadership and will pass along that knowledge to other members of the campus community by facilitating the Fall and Spring Leadership Retreats, LEAD workshops and working with Emerging Leader Certificate participants. LEAD Corp members must have at least sophomore standing and a cumulative GPA of a 2.5 or higher.

LEAD Corp 2012


Mariah Shaffer
My name is Mariah Shaffer and I am from Clinton Township, MI. I am majoring in Social Work and Criminal Justice and minoring in Alcohol Addiction Studies. I am involved in Alternative Winter Experience, Alternative Spring Break, LEAD Corp, Up Till Dawn and Eta Eta Sigma. I am facilitating the LEAD Series Workshop “The Art of Facilitation.”

Rachel Duelo
I am a small town east sider from White Lake, Michigan. I am currently a second-year student at WMU studying Public Relations, with a double-minor in Non-Profit Leadership and Advertising and Promotions. On my journey to graduation in 2012 (fingers crossed) I am currently involved in several things. I am currently a LEAD Corp intern for 2011-2012, an avid member of Campus Crusade for Christ, a Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters, and am an employee Bath and Body Works. In hopes of continuing to build my leadership experience that began my first-year as the president of a leadership organization on campus, it is my hopes that through LEAD Corp I will gain applicable leadership traits and experiences to take into my career field.

Savannah Hill
Savannah Hill
My name is Savannah Hill, and I'm from Harrison Township, MI. Currently I am a Business major, with a minor in Spanish. This year I was involved with Bronco Bash, I am involved in CAB, and next semester I hope to be involved in Spring Into The Streets again, and I am also involved with LEAD Corp. I am really excited to get people involved in learning about leadership and life skills



  • Through training and practical experience, students will be able to:
    • Plan and facilitate retreats, presentations and group activities regarding a variety of leadership related topics.
    • Develop a better understanding of themselves, including their individual values, leadership style,identity, etc.
    • Work effectively independently and in a team-setting.
    • Understand and put into action leadership theory, group dynamics, ethical decision-making, and multicultural competence.
  • Positively impact other WMU students
  • Potential academic internship credit opportunities

Time Commitment

On average, 4-6 hours/week

  • Weekly training/planning meetings
  • Present at both retreats
  • Present for a portion of the Emerging Leaders program
  • Available to present at least two LEAD workshops per semester
  • Meet twice a semester with assigned Emerging Leader Certificate participants

Students interested in becoming a LEAD Corp member can contact Kate Bates at katherine.bates@wmich.edu or 269-387-2182.



223 Bernhard Center
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008 USA
(269) 387-2115 | (269) 387-2185 Fax