Maybe it’s the Thanksgiving holiday and maybe because it’s NIRSA Awards season, but I find the fall a great time each year to reflect on the many privileges and blessings that make my life fulfilling.
In this installment of Student Leader Notes, I am highlighting Region V students and our Region V Student Leader, DeVanee Lasley.
I’m excited to share stories from NIRSA students that show how they were resilient and demonstrated grit through their involvement with collegiate recreation.
Each new school year brings new energy, new people, new problems, and hopefully lots of new ideas. An ability to see a bigger picture can be motivating and offer an object of focus and a source of energy.
Supervising seems complicated. I think it can be simplified: care about the people you’re supervising and show them that you do. See NIRSA Region III Student Leader Stephanie Calhoun’s favorite quote guides her career.
Whatever you do this summer, make sure you and those you care about find a way to disconnect from work and spend quality time doing something that refreshes your soul. Your wellbeing depends on it!
In this issue of my Student Leader Notes, I’d like to introduce an anthology of leadership reflections each inspired by one of the regional student leader’s favorite quotes.
Whether you’re still waiting on classes to finish or have entered into summer session, the advent of summer brings new meaning to the words revitalizing and re-energizing.
NIRSA President Ken Morton encourages you to not let opportunity pass you by this summer. Relax. Reflect. Renew! And recognize that wellbeing is not a destination; it is a journey.
When I first took the role, I’ll admit I was unsure of exactly what I was getting into. I just knew I wanted to be involved.