A Cut Above Comments/Suggestions are welcome Volume 1, Issue 1 Inside this issue: Recommended 2 Program Entry Reading Celebrities 2 Twenty students were ac- their “scholarly voice” while Pictured are, left to right: Features 3 cepted to enter the University others are vividly reminded of Row 1: Karen Casey, Lisa of Maryland Eastern Shore just how long it has been Johnson, Stacy Cottingham, (UMES) Organizational Leadership Test 4 since we had to use our writ- and Dr. Harry Hoffer. Row Leadership (ORLD) Doctoral ing skills in this manner. Re- 2: Alotta Taylor, Cecilia Program for Fall 2008. Orien- search studies indicate that a Martin, Kantrice Rose, Spring 2009 4 tation was held from August significant number of students Cindy Pietroski, and Dr. Registration 22-23, 2008. 14 enrolled for who enter doctoral programs Prince Attoh. Row 3: ORLD 601 with Dr. Prince do not complete them. Many Walter Woods, Dave Gell, Attoh. 15 were enrolled for reach All But Dissertation Paul Wietzel, Marion ORLD 611 with Dr. Karin (ABD) status and remain Travers, Clay Reister, Carl Klenke. 14 are enrolled for there indefinitely. We have Jefferson, Marvin Blye, and ORLD 617 with Dr. Thomas already suffered losses. For Unique Morris. Not pic- Calo. These early courses those who remain, Yes We tured: Joseph Mason, proved to be very challenging. Can! photographer. Some began the search for Space Shuttle Endeavour Mission Summary (STS-126) Words from Walter “Space shuttle Endeavour's limited use since September tion.” “STS-126 is the 124th STS-126 flight launched on 2007.) Endeavour will carry space shuttle flight, the 27th “The Strength of November 14, 2008. The about 32,000 pounds, which flight to the station, the 22nd One is the Strength flight will feature important will include supplies and flight for Endeavour and the of Many.” repair work and prepare the equipment necessary to dou- fourth flight in 2008. The International Space Station to ble the crew size from three to mission will be docked during August 22, 2008 house six crew members for six members in spring 2009. the 10th anniversary of the long-duration missions. The The new station cargo in- space station on Nov. 15-day flight with its four cludes additional sleeping 20.” (NASA Mission Sum- planned spacewalks will pri- quarters, a second toilet and a mary Fact Sheet) marily focus on servicing the resistance exercise device. station's two Solar Alpha Ro- The shuttle also will deliver a tary Joints, which allow its new crew member and bring solar arrays to track the sun. back another after more than (The starboard SARJ has had five months aboard the sta- Recommended Reading “In The Dream Manager, author Matthew Kelly has created an dreams of their leader, attitude and motivation change. And engaging parable of transformation that speaks to any leader helping people realize their dreams, as The Dream Manager whose business requires a motivated and committed workforce– demonstrates, can signifi- even for the most routine jobs. Based on a true story, Kelly fol- cantly reduce turnover and lows the travails of a janitorial company that is experiencing increase profitability. excessive turnover and employee disengagement. Although A quick and easy read that janitorial work may not be the most glamorous, it requires em- just may help you get back ployees that truly care about the services they provide. The cen- on track with your own tral question is: How do you transform that kind of work? dreams, The Dream Man- Trying to get to the root of the problem is not an easy task and ager is filled with great there is typically no easy answer. But The Dream Manager pre- ideas and strategies to en- sents leaders with the key steps that can make a big difference: gage and enable people. It attend to people's basic needs and what they care about; and challenges you to think discover what their passion is and respond in ways that help about personal dreams and them fulfill that passion. While leaders can't give their employ- how to achieve them, no ees everything, they can help open doors that might otherwise matter who you are or have been closed. They can provide the resources necessary to what kind of work you Dennis R.J. Geppert/The Holland help people realize their dreams. do.” (The Leadership Sentinel—Karen Casey celebrates Challenge, November 2008 as Barack Obama is projected to The Dream Manager demonstrates how important it is to: win another state, Tuesday night newsletter, email: leader- • Ask employees their opinions. email@example.com) [November 4, 2008], at City View, • Help employees discover their dreams. where the Ottaway County Democrats held their party during • Provide resources to enable your staff. election night. • Allow people to become the best version of themselves. • Take the first step in creating trust and in serving the em- ployees. Congratulations, Marvin, on being featured Transforming attitudes is essential. When people understand on a local billboard! that they are working toward their own dreams, as well as the Cecelia Publishes - Congratulations! Cecelia is co-author of the book entitled more effectively with families in the Practices 2007. Previously, Martin served School, Family, and Community Part- military. She also conducted workshops in the U.S. Army Reserve and National nerships, Your Handbook for Action, Guard, was a high school teacher in the and developed materials for state, dis- Third Edition, published by Corwin Baltimore City Public School System, has trict, and Press. Their website includes her pro- a background in special education, and school file: “Cecelia Martin is Associate Di- was an assistant professor of English at leaders to rector of the Maryland Parental Infor- Baltimore City Community College. She build part- mation Resource Center (PIRC). She earned her MEd from Towson nership takes leadership in providing technical University.” programs assistance to school systems and for student schools to strengthen local programs (http://www.corwinpress.com/authorDeta success. and practices of family and community ils.nav?contribId=628282) She was involvement. In her prior work with coeditor of “A leader takes people where they want NNPS at Johns Hopkins University, the NNPS to go. A great leader takes people where Martin was senior program facilitator they don't necessarily want to go, but Promising for the Military Child Initiative that ought to be.” - Rosalynn Carter Partnership assisted districts and schools to work Page 2 A Cut Above Profile - Ms. Kantrice Rose Profile - Mr. Joseph Mason Kantrice Rochelle Rose was born on July Joseph A. Mason was born on June 14th in 16 in Hampton, Virginia. She is married to Baltimore, MD. Joe is married and has one Rev. Travis J. Rose. They have two daugh- daughter & one granddaughter, Maya, who ters: Chloe and Autumn and a dog, Winder is one week old. He calls Columbia, Mary- (English Spaniel). She resides in Atlanta, land home. Joe is the Assistant Director & Georgia. At Emory University, Kantrice is Instructor of the Silas Craft Collegians the Development Director. The favorite Program (Academic Learning Community) part of her job is using her abilities to raise money for projects that really make a dif- at Howard Community College in Colum- ference in underserved communities. In bia, Maryland. The favorite part of his job terms of favorite place, Kantrice notes that is guiding and teaching students. His she lived in Puerto Rico for three years. favorite quote is, "You get the best effort Her hobbies include reading and attending Fuerte de San Cristobal with from others not by lighting a fire beneath the theatre. Her favorite quote is, “I think city in background. them, but by building a fire within." - Bob therefore I am." (http://www.lonelyplanet.com/puerto-rico) Nelson ”Anyone can dabble, but once you've made that commitment, your blood has that particular thing in it, and it's very hard for people to stop you.” - Bill Cosby Profile - Ms. Alotta Taylor Alotta Edison Taylor was born on August suing a degree in Business Finance. One Paris, France. Alotta’s interests include 13 in Bay City, Texas. Her mother lives in niece is in college pursuing a degree in spending time with family, traveling, so- Bay City, Texas; her father is deceased. nursing. The others are pursuing their indi- cializing (parties/dances), yoga, and jog- Alotta is the second child of nine (8 girls, vidual interests. Alotta resides in Falls ging. Her favorite quote/saying is “The one boy born on their mother’s birthday— Church, VA, and is the Director Mission tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching her present). Two sisters are deceased. Support & Communications, Space Opera- your goal. The tragedy lies in having no Half of her siblings are college gradu- tions Mission Directorate at NASA Head- goal to reach. It isn’t a calamity to die ates. Her oldest sister lives in Hayward, quarters. The favorite part of job is inter- with dreams unfilled, but it is a calamity CA; the other siblings are still in facing with the public and educating them not to dream. It is not a disgrace not to Texas. She has lots of loving nieces and about the Space Program. She enjoys see- reach the stars, but it is a disgrace to have nephews; one nephew is currently a junior ing the happy faces that experience a Space no stars to reach for. Not failure, but low at Morehouse College, in Atlanta, GA pur- Shuttle launch. Her favorite place visited is aim, is sin.” - Dr. Benjamin Mays. Volume 1, Issue 1 Page 3 You have three minutes in which to complete the following Leadership Test: 1. Read everything before doing anything. 2. Put your name on the upper right-hand corner of the paper. 3. Circle the word name in number 2. 4. Draw five small squares in the upper left-hand corner of the paper. 5. Put an 'X' in each square mentioned in number 4. 6. Put a circle around each square. Comments/Suggestions 7. Sign your name in the middle at the top of this page. are welcome 8. Put an 'X' in the lower left-hand corner of this page. 9. Draw a triangle around the 'X'. 10. On the back of this paper, multiply 70 and 30. 11. Draw a circle around the word paper in number 4. 12. Loudly call our your first name when you get to this point in the test. Editor - Lisa C. Johnson 13. If you think you have carefully followed directions, call out, "I firstname.lastname@example.org have." 14. On the reverse side of this page, add 107 and 278. 757-824-0424 15. Put a circle around your answer to the problem in 14. 16. Count aloud in your normal speaking voice from 1 to 10 back- wards. 17. 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