Dana Leadership Scholars

Dana Scholars are Agnes Scott students who exhibit exceptional leadership and academic achievement.

This group of students participates in a leadership series featuring speakers who are accomplished leaders in their respective fields.  The program also allows students to learn from each other's experiences through "leadership lessons" sessions.

Through the program, students are exposed to a variety of topics including cultural and community issues and learn how seasoned leaders deal with such issues.

When are the scholars selected?

Dana Scholars are selected at the beginning of the academic year and are announced at Opening Convocation/Honors Day.

Spring Calendar

Thursday, January 14
Shaun King
Dana Scholars will have the opportunity to have lunch with Shaun King, civil rights activist, writer, preacher, and social entrepreneur, prior to his address at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation later that evening.
11 AM-12:30 PM, Rebekah Woltz

Wednesday, February 17
Courtney Marshall
Dana Scholars will have the opportunity to have lunch with Courtney Marshall, a scholar in African-American literature, critical race feminism, queer ethnic studies, and law and popular culture.
12 PM-1:30 PM, Lower Evans

Monday, February 29
Leading Agnes to Greatness Before Us
Join President Kiss, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College Kerry Pannell, and Interim Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students Kijua Sanders-McMurtry for a panel discussion on what leadership means to them, how they demonstrate leadership in their daily life, and what it looks like to bring parts of the college together in achievement of its strategic goals.
5:30 PM, Lower Evans

Monday, March 21
Deans with Dana Scholars: Leading With Your Strengths
How do your strengths affect the way you lead? Based on the phenomena of positive psychology, strengths-based leadership allows you to explore your natural talents and identify strategies to effectively lead with them. The Deans will share their experiences in using strengths-based leadership in their everyday lives, and you will have the opportunity to reflect on your strengths and how further realize your authentic leadership style.
5:30 PM, Lower Evans

April Date TBD (dinner)
Asha Boston, ASC ‘14
Time TBD, Location TBD

Wednesday, April 20
Developing the Leadership Potential in Each Other
“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” —Jack Welch
How do you cultivate the leadership potential in others? In an informal dinner with the 2016 Emerging Leaders, you’ll have the opportunity to reflect on your leadership opportunities and experiences over the academic year and share your insight with one another.
Time TBD, Location TBD

Monday, May 2
End of Year Dessert Reception
Celebrate the end of the year with a dessert reception.
Time TBD, Location TBD