- McKenzie Fisher, ’16, was as co-founder of Bobcats Against Hunger, an Emerging Leader of the Year Award recipient, president of Omicron Delta Kappa and a Georgia Association of Colleges & Employers (GACE) Jack Mangham Award recipient.
- As a first-year student, Fisher learned about the principles of leadership and how she could develop herself as a leader through the Emerging Leaders program. In her sophomore year, Fisher became a peer mentor for first-year Georgia College students to help them develop their leadership skills. She received the Emerging Leader of the Year award presented by Omicron Delta Kappa—a national leadership society, of which she served as president during her senior year.
- Fisher, a business marketing major, also completed the Leadership Certificate program and participated in the Georgia Education Mentorship (GEM) program.
- Quote: “I would take what I learned and apply it outside of the classroom,” says Fisher. “And, that position was co-founding Bobcats Against Hunger.”
- Bobcats Against Hunger partnered with different campus organizations, local businesses and a church to raise funds. By the end of its second year, Bobcats Against Hunger raised $25,000 and packaged 100,000 meals for the nonprofit Feeding Children Everywhere, and the meals were received in Baldwin County.
- Fisher also enjoyed her leadership experience through the university’s GEM program. Her mentor was Georgia College & State University Foundation Trustee Alex Gregory, president and CEO and chair of YKK Corporation of America.
- Fisher was selected for the Jack Mangham Award by the GACE for her broad leadership experience and co-founding Bobcats Against Hunger.
- Quote: “I believe that before students begin internships they need to understand the importance of doing their best on every task thrown their way,” Fisher said. “I think in order to really get the most out of any internship, students need to realize that some of the most basic tasks can be the most transferable preparation for their career.”