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How Ivy Tech’s Terri Sanders is training student leaders with inspiration from life, Shafer Leadership Academy, and Spider-Man

Blog, Stories of Leadership
It was the fall of 2020. Twelve Ivy Tech Community College students from the Muncie campus had been selected to participate in the Student Leadership Academy, an annual 10-week leadership training program. Participants would be rewarded with a three-credit scholarship. As Assistant Director of Student Support & Development, it was…

‘I found my why at Emergence’

Blog, Stories of Leadership
Shafer Leadership Academy program helped Dorica Young-Watson find her voice. The kids in Dorica Young-Watson’s third-grade class excitedly shared their costumes for the school Halloween parade, a highlight of Young-Watson’s year. “I’m going to be Wonder Woman,” she announced, proudly. “You can’t be Wonder Woman,” a boy stated, matter-of-factly. “Wonder…

Chad Shelley

the missing puzzle piece Chad Shelley’s son was three years old when he was diagnosed with autism. Chad says he had previously been in a state of denial. His son’s behavior had been difficult to handle, but he had convinced himself it was just a phase. (more…)
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