MYMOM

To apply as a Student Director

for Mark Your Mark on Madison (MYMOM),

click below

Student Director Application 2015

What Is MYMOM?

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MAKE YOUR MARK ON MADISON is a semester long Leadership Program led by upper-class leadership counselors focusing on helping Freshman and Sophomore students develop leadership skills and find their place at JMU. By providing insight and exploration into personal values, diversity, communication, and general leadership skills necessary for positive involvement on campus, participants are able to make well-thought out choices about their involvement on campus.

It is the goal of the program to help you connect with people and activities that meet your hopes, values and expectations during your time here and allow you to “Make Your Mark” at JMU.

Questions? Email Kelly Sykes and Megan Harvey at 2014mymom@gmail.com

 

Meet the MYMOM Leadership Counselors:

2014 MYMOM STAFF
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Kelly Sykes- Student Director
Kelly Sykes- Student Director

Year: Graduate Student
Hometown: Richmond, VA
Major: Secondary Education
Spirit Animal: Labrador Retriever

Megan Harvey- Student Director
Megan Harvey- Student Director

Year: Senior
Hometown: Richmond, VA
Major: Communications / Media Arts & Design
Spirit Animal: Dinosaur

Erwin Go
Erwin Go

Year: Senior
Hometown: Burke, VA
Major: Health Sciences / Medical Spanish
Spirit Animal: Platypus

Shannon Wilson
Shannon Wilson

Year: Senior
Hometown: Charlottesville, VA
Major: Communication Sciences and Disorders
Spirit Animal: Elephant

Joshua Forrest
Joshua Forrest

Year: Junior
Hometown: Yorktown, VA
Major: Kinesiology
Spirit Animal: Reindeer

Kelsie Kerwin
Kelsie Kerwin

Year: Senior
Hometown: Gorham, ME
Major: International Affairs / Spanish
Spirit Animal: (Sea) Horse

Mick “Bodie” Bodenheiner
Mick “Bodie” Bodenheiner

Year: Senior
Hometown: Fairfax Station, VA
Major: Intelligence Analysis
Spirit Animal: Polar Bear

Christinia Dean
Christinia Dean

Year: Senior
Hometown: Great Falls, VA
Major: Hospitality Management
Spirit Animal: Cheetah

Michael O’Malley
Michael O’Malley

Year: 1st Year Grad Student
Hometown: Sterling, VA
Major: Math & Secondary Education
Spirit Animal: House Cat

Katherine Dooley
Katherine Dooley

Year: Senior
Hometown: Vienna, VA
Major: Hospitality Management
Spirit Animal: Sea Otter

Chris Jezior
Chris Jezior

Year: Senior
Hometown: Columbia, MD
Major: SMAD- Integrated Advertising & Corporate Communication
Spirit Animal: Dolphin!

Kelly Donald
Kelly Donald

Year: Senior
Hometown: Monmouth Beach, NJ
Major: Hospitality Management
Spirit Animal: Dolphin

Andy Cameron
Andy Cameron

Year: Senior
Hometown: Leesburg, VA
Major: International Affairs
Spirit Animal: Labrador Retriever

Seinab Fahimp
Seinab Fahimp

Year: Senior
Hometown: Herndon, VA
Major: Accounting
Spirit Animal: Dove

Tommy Turpin
Tommy Turpin

Year: Junior
Hometown: Ashburn, VA
Major: Public Policy & Administration
Spirit Animal: Cow

Megan Freeman
Megan Freeman

Year: Senior
Hometown: Poquoson, VA
Major: Health Sciences
Spirit Animal: Sea Turtle

Adam Parker
Adam Parker

Year: Junior
Hometown: Yorktown, VA
Major: Justice Studies
Spirit Animal: Fox

Molly Hoffmaster
Molly Hoffmaster

Year: Senior
Hometown: Point Pleasant, NJ
Major: SMAD- Integrated Advertising & Corporate Communication
Spirit Animal: Unicorn

Melvin Gonzalez
Melvin Gonzalez

Year: Junior
Hometown: Burke, VA
Major: Integrated Science & Technology
Spirit Animal: Turtle

Alex Sprioff
Alex Sprioff

Year: Junior
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Major: SMAD- Integrated Advertising & Corporate Communication
Spirit Animal: Killer Whale

Michael Adams
Michael Adams

Year: Junior
Hometown: Midlothian, VA
Major: Biology and Health Sciences
Spirit Animal: Orca (Killer Whale)

Jenn Corser
Jenn Corser

Year: Senior
Hometown: Herndon, VA
Major: Nursing
Spirit Animal: Penguin

 

Frequently Asked Questions About MYMOM:

Who can be involved in the Program?

  • Any freshman or sophomore student who is looking to enhance their JMU experience through extracurricular involvement can apply to be part of the program. The program is also open to juniors or seniors looking for an excellent leadership opportunity to mentor an underclassmen council.

When are the meetings?

  • Participants meet every Monday night from 7:00PM-9:15PM in the Highlands Room in Festival, beginning in the end of September and ending with a final banquet early December before finals week. Attendance on Monday evenings is a requirement of the program.

Apply to be a Participant

  • All students interested in participating in the Fall 2014 MYMOM Program, must submit an application, the link is below, to the Office of Student Activities & Involvement by 5pm on September 10th. Applications will be reviewed by the staff and selected students will be contacted to set up an interview for the following week.

When would I hear if I was accepted?

  • Selected applicants will be asked to participate in group interviews from September 11th-15th. A final group of Participants will be chosen and notified no later than September 17nd. If you are applying to be a participant, please save the date Saturday, September 20th, as we want full attendance to our retreat! (Please apply even if you are unable to attend retreat due to a prior commitment!)

What are some other fun things that I would have to look forward to in the MYMOM program?

  • You will attend a motivating and interactive retreat to kick off the program! This will be an opportunity to meet the other participants in your council along with your two upper class Leadership Counselors and begin to form friendships that will span your time here at JMU and beyond.
  • You have the opportunity to interact with faculty and staff at JMU through weekly sessions on some of the most important issues facing student leaders and our University.
  • You will participate in a community service project where the link between leadership and service will be experienced firsthand. Additionally, this service experience allows you to explore opportunities to volunteer in the Harrisonburg community.

How is MYMOM different from Kijiji?

Let’s start with MYMOM:

  • MYMOM is offered only in the fall semester. Every participant is assigned to a Leadership Council, led by two upper-class facilitators with a wide range of experience and involvement on campus, as well as a lot of training for this position!
  • It is the goal of the program to help you connect with people and activities on campus that assist you in developing and finding your ideal involvement during your time here and allow you to “Make Your Mark” at JMU. MYMOM meets every Monday night from 7:00pm-9:15pm, beginning Sept. 22th, through the week before finals. The first hour is a formal program, followed by time spent in your “council” reflecting and discussing the program from that evening.

Now, about Kijiji:

  • It’s a three-year program that meets once a week during both the fall and spring semesters. Each week there will be a “knock-your-socks-off” learning experience to help students become more familiar with who they are, what their passions are, and how they can be a citizen of influence. Focusing first on being a leader of one – themselves – students will then learn effective interpersonal skills for building teams and getting others involved. They’ll also learn and apply core leadership skills and experience opportunities to solve real-world problems both on the JMU campus and in the surrounding communities.. Kijiji program involvement begins with Sophomore students.

2014 Participant Application & Schedule:

Due: Wednesday, September 10th by 5pm at Student Activities and Involvement (Taylor 205A).

2014 Program Schedule:

Sunday, September 20 Kick-Off Retreat
Monday, September 22 Colors of Leadership
Monday, September 30 Personal Values
Monday, October 6 Organizational Values
Monday, October 13 Service In Leadership
Monday, October 20 Difficult Conversations
Monday, October 27 Diversity
Monday, November 3 How Others Perceive You
Monday, November 10 Alcohol
Monday, November 17 Encouraging the Heart
Monday, November 23 Thanksgiving Break
Monday, December 1 End of the Program Banquet