As John Quincy Adams once said when it comes to true leadership, “If your actions inspire
others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” |
Throughout the month of June, one individual from the National Residence Hall Honorary
(NRHH) executive board has truly followed these words by inspiring the organization she leads
to go for bigger and higher things.
Without the dedication and hard work of Courtney Anderson, the Omega Zeta Epsilon (OZE)
chapter of NRHH would have not accomplished many great things during the month of June.
Since being elected the new president of NRHH, Courtney mapped out many goals to positively
impact OZE. One of Courtney’s biggest and most determined goals to accomplish this year is to
increase more regional and national involvement within Salem State NRHH. This month,
Courtney spent an effective amount of time notifying all the NRHH members of regional and
national committees they could be part of throughout the upcoming year. Since sending out
applications to the NEACURH OTM voting committee, Courtney’s hard work paid off as of early
June when four of her members (including herself) have been selected to the regional OTM
Courtney notified her NRHH members again on June 11th about being nationally involved with
the NACURH OTM voting committee and sending more application e-mails to her members.
While brining excitement and dedication to her goal, Courtney’s inspiration consequently led to
two of her NRHH members being selected to the national OTM voting committee.
One week later, on June 19th, Courtney once again sent out applications to her NRHH members
about other regional and national committees, and encouraging more of her members to get
involved and represent our school, the region and nation.
With only three months as NRHH president, Courtney has without a doubt, accomplished her
goal by motivating four members of OZE into regional and national involvement during the
month of June. To also reward the hard efforts of her fellow members, Courtney praised all
those who were selected to the voting committees as well as for those who nominated and won
OTMs within the region.
During the month of June, while Courtney was sending all these notifications, applications and
congratulatory messages to all her members, she was not doing it from campus or from home.
This summer, Courtney has a summer job working as a summer resident assistant at Brown
University. Along with her busy schedule and commitments within her job, Courtney budgeted
adequate time into her schedule to make sure all members of OZE were rewarded, responsive
to questions, and handed the key to many opportunities for the 2012-2013 academic year.
On June 1st to June 4th, Courtney also represented her school and organization by attending
the NACURH 2012 Conference at the University of Colorado-Boulder. At the conference,
Courtney met and bonded with many student leaders from across the nation along with her
fellow delegates. While gaining positive experience out of her first national conference,
Courtney brought back the spirit she had gained and had put it towards her passions and
duties to OZE.
Summer is when many executive board members take time to rest before planning things out
for the year with their fellow members. Courtney Anderson was on the tip of the iceberg during
the month of June as she got her members involved, interacted with students and leaders from
all around, and praising others from on-and-off campus.
By successfully proving herself as a true leader, Courtney Anderson deserves to be praised
herself by being named the executive board member of the month for June 2012.
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