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Medina grad selected to be a McDonough Scholar at Marietta College

Posted 15 October 2014 at 12:00 am

Press Release, Marietta College

MARIETTA, OH – Adam Hoot of Medina, N.Y., has been selected to be a McDonough Scholar at Marietta College this fall. Hoot is a graduate of Medina High School.

The nationally recognized McDonough Leadership Program helps students gain a deeper understanding of leadership, practice their leadership skills, and in the process grow as engaged leaders on campus, in the local community, and beyond.

Students must be accepted into the program through a highly selective process. While a part of the program, Hoot will take leadership classes, participate in different community service projects including the award-winning Make a Difference Day in October. Hoot will have the chance to travel as part of the McDonough Leadership Study Abroad, pursue a variety of experiential activities, and attend prestigious leadership conferences.

“We have an outstanding group of students starting the leadership program this fall,” said Dr. Gama Perruci, Dean of McDonough. “They are driven and full of passion. It’s very exciting to work with them because they are at a stage in their lives when they are defining their goals and developing their leadership skills in order to pursue their dreams. The McDonough Leadership Program serves as the nurturer of those dreams.”

Hoot came to campus the week before classes began to participate in the EXCEL (Experience Civic Engagement and Leadership) Workshop, designed to introduce students to the McDonough Leadership Development Model. As a McDonough Scholar, Hoot will pursue one of four academic options: International Leadership Studies Major, Minor in Leadership Studies, Certificate in Leadership Studies, and the Teacher Leadership Certificate.