Michael Ayalon is the CEO of Greek University, an educational platform that has inspired countless institutions across North America in identifying, understanding and resolving current social issues.
As a professional speaker, entrepreneur, and author of the just released book "From Letters to Leaders: Creating Impact on Your College Campus and Beyond".
Cassie Firebaugh joins us from Indianapolis, IN and this former NFL cheerleader (Go Colts!) is no stranger to the challenges the game of life throws her way. As a busy mom of 6, business owner and entrepreneur it’s safe to say she definitely has a few balls of her own to keep in the air!
When you meet Edson O’Neale you would you think he is a strong, confident person, but what you do not know is the demons he fights with all the time when it comes to his self worth. Edson constantly questions his self value and what he means to the world. From this questioning, he has previously gone through depression, thoughts of suicide, and a lack of self-confidence.
Greg Vogt is a Professional Mental Health Speaker with Greek University. He also speaks in partnership with Active Minds, the nation's premier nonprofit organization for mental health among young adults. Greg serves as a Board Member for the Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (California). His efforts in serving the mental health community blossomed after publishing his first book in 2017, "The Battle Against Yourself."
Hank Nuwer is the author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives, Wrongs of Passage, High School Hazing, and The Hazing Reader. His blog, Hazing Prevention, is part of his website, HankNuwer.com and he now keeps a record of hazing deaths at schools since the first death in 1838. He is an emeritus professor at Franklin College and a full-time author. The ABC-CLIO publishing company contacted Hank to write Hazing in American Culture scheduled for 2022.
Jamie is on a mission to end sexual violence, educate others active bystander intervention, and uplift the fraternity and sorority life experience. She cares deeply for the development and growth of not just college students but young professionals in the field of higher education.
Dr. Jason L. Meriwether is an experienced higher education leader with over two decades of service to public and private universities, including nine years of HBCU service. In his roles as Vice President, Jason has been responsible for Enrollment Management, Academic Support, NCAA & NAIA Athletics, TRIO programs, and Student Affairs. Jason has published on topics such as adult learning, student retention, digital learning & engagement, student affairs fundraising, and hazing prevention.
Joseph Thompson is a student affairs professional with 8+ years experience focusing on furthering the fraternity/sorority movement, facilitating student leadership and personal development, and advocating social justice issues. He is the Assistant Director of Student Development at Stockton University.
Dr. Louis M. Profeta is a nationally recognized, award-winning writer, TED Talk speaker, and Emergency Physician at St. Vincent Hospital of Indianapolis, a level 1 trauma center. He has cared for more than 60,000 patients. He is the best-selling author of the critically acclaimed book The Patient in Room Nine Says He’s God. He is a dynamic and sought-after public speaker and frequent guest on TV and radio.
Mel Lewis is a proud Charter member of Alpha Omicron PI who has committed to Fraternal Movement and works within her passion for student development. As a First Generation college student, she attended Ramapo College of New Jersey for undergrad and achieved her Master's of Science in Education at Monmouth University.
Robert Lawrence Wilson is a speaker, facilitator, and writer with expertise in diversity and inclusion, multicultural outreach marketing and leadership development. Co-founder of the Culture Shift Team, he leads their diversity strategy development and training across all platforms and markets from higher education and non-profit to corporate.
Tish Norman is a native of Cleveland, Ohio and is the Executive Director of Transforming Leaders Now, Inc., an educational consulting company specializing in college & career readiness, women’s leadership, and the African-American experience.
Tricia's family was no stranger to addiction. Her father suffered from alcoholism, her mother admits to doing cocaine on several occasions, and her brother struggled for a long time with drugs. These active addictions were also noticed by the authorities. Tricia's mother left her when she was an infant, trying to give her away like a puppy to a distant family in Florida.
Follow the Beat of Your Own Drum - deals with identity and the growth in identity development.
Prioritizing Mental Health during Transition - takes a look into strategies into helping students navigate mental health issues and get the help they need by offering solutions and ways to support students through this.
Understanding Majority Privilege - unpacks how privilege can play a huge part in students' lives and how those with privilege can help change and lessen power dynamics.
Don't Haze the Newcomers - Mentor Them - defines mentors/mentorship and how to use a mentor relationships to help mentees become more successful.
UNFROZEN (TM): Sexual Assault Prevention, Bystander Intervention Strategy, and the Power of Empathy - starts with an appropriate trigger warning and is not afraid to dive into the horrors that victims of sexual assault face. It details the UNFROZEN Bystander intervention strategy with real life examples on how the situation could have been diffused.
A Sunday Talk on Sex, Drugs, Drinking, and Dying - details how a father was able to speak to his son's fraternity about the dangers of sex, drugs, and drinking, and the devastating effects that these can have on people.
Captivated by Purpose vs. Comparison: Social Media and How to Measure Self-Worth - provides readers with information on setting healthy boundaries and learning how to take care of yourself.
Men, Masculinity, and Being Our Authentic Selves - takes a look at how the ideas of masculinity can be harmful and shows readers how to be more authentic by being more self-aware and self-accepting and by not conforming to societal norms.
Healthy Relationships Take Work: Are You Willing to Do What It Takes? - provides excellent advice on how to be good to yourself and to others and how to build healthy relationships with those who matter to you.
Confidence, Courage, and Mind-Set - provides steps for readers to grow these areas and provides insightful quotes along with personal experiences.
Have you Trained Your Replacement Yet - looks into effective strategies for chapter leaders to help build sustainable growth to be ready for the future.
Fraternity and Sorority Hazing: Exploring Precedent, Policy, and Practice - takes a nitty gritty look into how hazing in organizations has affected organizations, campuses, families, etc.
Speaking your Truth: Taking Up Space, and Being Fully Present - helps leaders create change, build more inclusive environments, and create effective programming.
The book itself is a blueprint for leaders and with the tools provided in the book, leaders can take action to make their organizations better for the future.
Greek University’s From Letters to Leaders is not afraid to take a deep dive into the issues fraternity and sorority members have to deal with in college, and how those issues can affect life beyond college. This book provides a holistic view of real, gritty and sometimes scary and uncomfortable experiences. They provide insight on how chapter members, advisors, and professional fraternity/sorority and student affairs staff can help members turn their fraternal experiences into leadership know-how. This book should be required reading for all those involved in Greek life.
I think you have a real winner with this book. It calls for fraternity and sorority leaders to look deeper into their experiences and practices of the day. The lessons within the chapters are easily applicable to the entire FSL process and will strengthen the experience for all members. In addition, the book tackles real issues facing this generation of students and how to overcome these barriers for a successful FSL experience. The book is clever and provides tangible leadership skills for any undergraduate FSL student.
The personal narratives and perspectives in this text can help chapter leaders discover new ways of thinking to develop themselves and their organization around issues that directly matter. This text can assist in making us better people as brothers and sisters to show up as authentically as possible and thrive.
From Letters to Leaders is a sensational combination of personal stories and expertise on a wide range of topics while believing fraternity and sorority can be the place for all things good. The talented contributors dish on the real deal of complex issues facing students and give ideas and inspiration for how to make it better.
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