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Lilly Leadership Institute celebrates newest cohort

Students in Cohort 11
Introducing Cohort 11
Campus Life

Lilly Leadership Institute celebrates newest cohort

Introducing Cohort 11

Miami University’s Lilly Leadership Institute celebrated its newest cohort of students and its partnership with Eli Lilly and Company with an afternoon of guest speakers and networking.

shelley-ford.jpgThe March event welcomed guest speakers from Lilly: Charlie Haddad, associate vice president of Digital Health Commercial Products; and Shelley Ford, vice president of Lilly Research Labs Information and Digital Solutions (pictured left).

Each year, a cohort of 15-25 students is selected for the multi-year intensive development program. They embark on a rigorous curriculum to develop personal, people, and strategic leadership abilities.

The following students are in the newest cohort.

  • Zach Copenhaver, Computer Engineering
  • Alex Coulombe, Biomedical Engineering
  • Michelle Ebu, Biomedical Engineering
  • Sarah Freeman, Mechanical Engineering
  • Jessie Gentles, Software Engineering
  • Micah Granadino, Computer Science
  • Patrick Hanley, Mechanical Engineering
  • Ryan Hotlhouse, Computer Science
  • Drew Laikin, Computer Science
  • Thatcher Lincheck, Mechanical and Robotics
  • Brody MacDonald, Robotics Engineering
  • Naomi Maurer, Biomedical Engineering
  • Brie Merritt, Emerging Technology in Business and Design
  • Hoang Nguyen, Biomedical Engineering
  • Amelia Purdum, Computer Science
  • John Tomtishe, Mechanical Engineering
  • Jay Vo, Computer Science

“We are grateful to Eli Lilly and Company for sponsoring us and being active partners in our leadership development program for students,” said Louise Morman, executive director of Lilly Leadership Institute, within the College of Engineering and Computing.

The Institute offers a one-of-a-kind, transformational leadership program focused on developing effective leadership among undergraduate students. The Institute cultivates leaders who will flourish in their professions and lives by learning how to think strategically, work collaboratively, communicate effectively, and innovate creatively.

Eli LIlly and Company's Charlie Haddad with Lilly Leadership students.
Charlie Haddad with Lilly Leadership students.