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Congratulations to 2020 Leadership Studies graduate, Charlie Betz!

Author: Troy Rutter | Image: Troy Rutter

Charlie Betz will receive a Leadership Studies Certificate and a degree in Communications from Iowa State University. Congratulations, Charlie!


What goals do you have for your life after graduation (hobbies, travel, self-improvement, etc.)? 

Future goals I have are to travel, work, and create relationships.


What was your favorite Leadership Studies class? And why?

I really enjoyed taking Speech Communication 110 which is a listening class. I enjoyed this class because to me being a good listener is what makes a successful leader.


How do you feel Leadership Studies has made an impact on you?

It has made a huge impact on me by helping me develop new leadership skills that I never had before.


After your time in the program, what is your definition of leadership?

Leadership is the action of leading and serving a group and performing to the best of your ability in order to accomplish challenging tasks and goals.


What is your favorite memory from being at ISU? 

Meeting new people and creating relationships that will last a lifetime.


What would you say to someone considering a Leadership Studies minor or certificate?

I would highly recommend it if you have an interest in leadership.