Charlie Batch: Guest Speaker for the Colonial Leadership Academy

Charlie Batch: Guest Speaker for the Colonial Leadership Academy

This evening Charlie Batch was going to be the guest speaker for Robert Morris University’s Colonial Leadership Academy. Previously, I met Charlie Batch back in 2014 when I was a receptionist for iHeartMedia (picture on the left). I was excited to meet him again. When we were introduced, I told him that I met him once before back in 2014. I showed him the photo. He then said, “Let’s update it.” I smiled and said, “Okay!”

I so enjoyed his speech on leadership. He showed video clips from when he started against the Baltimore Ravens, while Ben was injured. The Pittsburgh Steelers won that game. It was cool to hear him speak. He talked about his foundation the Best of the Batch. He is such a good guy. I am glad to call him part of my social network.

1st CLA Meeting

1st CLA Meeting

Tonight was the first meeting of the Colonial Leadership Academy at Robert Morris University. I was so excited to be apart of this event. We had a room full of bright athletes who were handpicked to be apart of the CLA.

Nelle, Danny, and myself met during the summer in the evening, after I was done at work to put the proposal together for the new AD, determine our mission and vision statements, our Pilars of leadership, and the curriculum. I was so happy to see it finally come together. The athletes seem so eager to see what we have in store for them this semester.

At the end of the meeting, the next CLA meeting will take place on September 30th.  I will not be able to be there due to class, but I am excited and hopeful to attend future meetings.

Go Colonials!

RMU CLA

After work today, I decided last minute to take a personal day tomorrow. I sent the e-mails and the text messages then put up my out of office.

Once I dropped Drew off at home, I went to RMU to meet with the CLA and plan the curriculum for next semester. I stopped at Romo’s when I got to campus and picked up two granola bars. It was going to be an insane couple days so I wanted to make sure that I wasn’t eating too much junk.

I walked into the UPMC Events Center, and walked into the Athletic offices and met with Nelle and Danny. We planned started to plan the curriculum and talked about the upcoming events. I am excited about the CLA this year and to put our ideas in motion. We divided up the work to accomplish remotely. After the meeting, Danny let us pick through the box of apparel. I got two RMU volleyball shirts and a pair of sweats. 🙂 I love free merch! I didn’t get home until closer to 10pm. I was exhausted and so ready for the long weekend ahead.

The Last CLA Event of the Semester

After work today, I changed out of my Pitt t-shirt and zip up and into a dress for the last CLA event of the semester at RMU. The Third Years were presenting their leadership project.

The event was catered Nelle ordered tacos for dinner with all the fixings along with chips. I definitely had a taco and some nachos.

There were four presentations. Girls Softball worked on a fundraising imitative called Home Run Derby for Adoption Connections. They had a power point presentation of their project and what they learned when organizing the project. At the end, I asked them questions such as what will you do differently next time? etc. All the presentations were really good.

After the presentations, the seniors received the CLA sashes and they left the room.  I met with Nelle and Dan and we set aside a time to talk about a Leadership Summit that they want to help organize. It will be a day long event on campus. We just don’t have the details ironed out yet. I am excited to be a part of this and it involves athletes which is definitely a research interest of mine.

When I got home, Andrew had already vacuumed and brought up towels from the basement that he already folded. He is so helpful! I am truly so grateful for him. I received a text from my group, and said it said the grade for the paper and presentation was posted. I turned on my computer and logged into Courseweb. We got an A on the paper and an A on the presentation. My grade in the class is a solid A! I was so happy! Now I just need to get my grade from Legal Aspects of Higher Education. I am not too worried about that class, but I am anxiously awaiting the grade!