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S-Leadership-spotlightThe leadership course (COM 610) in the communication and leadership graduate program allows students to not only recognize and learn about their own leadership strengths but to take what they are learning in the classroom and apply it to a real world project.

Students from the spring 2015 class partnered with Heritage Centers, Matt Urban Hope Center and American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) to analyze the organizations’ needs and then create and implement plans to help meet those needs. These projects are done in groups and require each student to lead their own portion of the plan.

These students were able to collect art supplies, clothing and increase social media awareness for the Heritage Centers. They helped raise money, volunteered for the holidays and collected toiletries for the Matt Urban Hope Center. They also helped raise awareness for ABWA with social media. Thus, the dedication of these Canisius communication and leadership graduate students led to the betterment of countless lives.

Pictured above: students in the leadership class (COM 610) collect supplies for Heritage Centers

Submitted by: Sara Morris, PhD, associate vice president, academic affairs