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First Year Students Break Barriers

Breaking BarriersOn Friday, Sept. 6, 75 students immersed themselves in an interactive, board-breaking workshop and lecture. The aim of this program was to empower first-year students at Stetson to make positive changes in their lives and lead with integrity. Student Development and Campus Vibrancy sponsored author and motivational speaker, Marc Wayshak, to facilitate this engaging event and focus on two of Stetson University’s three core values: personal growth and global citizenship. Student Stefanie Perosa, pictured left, plans to “lead with integrity.”

After the enlightening coaching session, participants wrote down their own personal vision on a wooden board. Students then had the opportunity to partner with other rising leaders and physically prepare for the ultimate challenge.

“You could feel the Hatter spirit rise along with the energy in the room as students punched through their own barriers. Partners were clapping, hugging and waving their split boards in triumph,” said Ana Maia, assistant director for Leadership and Organization Development.

by Ana Maia

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Global Leadership students and participants, above, are thrilled with their accomplishment as they stand next to speaker Marc Wayshak.