Athletes Take the Lead

Recently, it was my honor to attend the graduation ceremony for student athletes who participated in a Leadership Series begun in the fall of 2012. Led by our team coaches, the series was designed to enable student athletes to more successfully serve as captains, role models, and motivators for their fellow teammates.

With more than 30 student athletes regularly attending the sessions, the series demonstrates our student athletes’ commitment to preparing themselves for leadership. Our goal is to facilitate this process in all aspects of their life at Nichols – in the classroom, on the field, court or ice, and in the many clubs and organizations in which students participate.

Series two, which will run for 4 weeks during each spring semester (and includes the same group of students from series one) will be facilitated by Athletic Director, Charlie Robert, and Assistant Athletic Director, Eric Gobiel. During these sessions, the leaders will delve deeper into what leadership means and the ways they can utilize these skills throughout their lives and careers.

Whether we address leadership in the classroom or beyond, we are always working to bring the Nichols College definition of leadership to life – “Leadership is the quality that inspires others to individual and collective achievement. But clearly there are different kinds of leaders. Some leaders boldly guide, some energize a team, and some quietly
serve as role models. Leaders are insightful and strategic, innovative and spirited, collaborative and creative. Any and all of these qualities move companies, causes and communities forward. Believing that leadership is vital and should be discovered, cultivated, and celebrated, Nichols College encourages the leadership potential in all its students.”

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