CALS undergraduates receive the UW Leadership Certificate

The Center for Leadership and Involvement, a department in Student Affairs, celebrated the achievements of the May 2020 Leadership Certificate recipients. Thirteen students from the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences were among the students recognized. Special recognition went to Anna Walther who was this year’s Anne Louise Martino Women’s Leadership Award winner.

The CALS students and their fields of study are:

• Kevin Cahya — Biochemistry
• Janice Cheng — Food Science
• Kaitlyn Cummings — Biology
• Mayalee Erfourth — Genetics and Genomics
• Alexandra Hader — Agricultural and Applied Economics
• Eleanor Hanson — Food Science
• Emily Johnson — Genetics and Genomics
• Shilpa Joottu — Biology
• Richard Dieter Kempf — Community and Environmental Sociology, Environmental Studies
• Ritika Punathil — Genetics and Genomics
• Sarah Schlosser — Biochemistry
• Anna Walther — Community and Environmental Sociology
• William Whisler — Genetics

What is the Leadership Certificate?

Since its creation in 2002, the Leadership Certificate Program has served both to encourage and recognize leadership accomplishments by UW–Madison students. In order to achieve the Leadership Certificate, applicants must complete 100 hours of leadership involvement, complete a series of online modules in Global and Cultural Competence and Leadership Studies, maintain good academic standing, and write a series of essays reflecting on what they have learned as a result of their leadership experiences. The Leadership Certificate aligns with competencies, values and outcomes associated with the UW–Madison Leadership Framework which creates shared language rooted in leadership research and supports leadership for the purpose of positive change.