Garthwait Leadership Center
Garthwait Leadership Center

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Our Vision

The Garthwait Leadership Center (GLC) serves as an intellectual and experiential hub for leadership development at Gettysburg College providing students and alumni with knowledge, experiences, and resources, preparing them for leadership in the 21st century.

Position Overview & Expectations

Leadership Mentors (LMs) are a team of dedicated and passionate student leaders who support leadership development at Gettysburg College through providing resources, programs, and other opportunities for the College community. 

The position is for rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors.  LMs will be expected to maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and work an average of ten (10) office hours per week.  LMs are required to attend weekly team meetings as well as biweekly one-on-one meetings with professional staff.  LMs must also be available to participate in monthly training sessions, including two retreats in August and January.  LMs will be paid at the standard student employee rate ($7.25/hour). The ideal applicant will be able to give this position the highest priority among their co-curricular activities.

Applicant Qualities

  • An interest in personal leadership development
  • An optimistic and personable attitude
  • The ability to work collaboratively with others
  • A desire to learn about and engage in group facilitation
  • Openness to change and an adventurous spirit
  • Time and organization management skills
  • A passion for and commitment to learning
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism while serving as a role model

Leadership Mentor Job Description

  • Act as project lead for approximately two (2) GLC programs, while also providing support for team initiatives.
    • Serve as a Leadership Coach to students in the Leadership Certificate.
    • Design and facilitate workshops targeted to help student clubs and organizations achieve leadership related goals.
    • Provide support and resources for students and student groups interested in leadership development.
    • Utilize advertising and outreach to promote GLC values, programs, and various campus opportunities.
      • Attend weekly team meetings and bi-weekly meetings with the professional staff.

Application Process

Prospective applicants should complete the following process:

 1. Complete a registration form as soon as possible to confirm your interest and await further instruction via email from current staff.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email, or stop by the GLC Office in Plank 103 to speak with us in person.

 2. Submit a cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation via email to the Garthwait Leadership Center: by Friday, February 13th at 10 p.m.

 3. If selected for an interview, applicants should be prepared to address the following questions at that time:

  1. Why you are interested in this position?

  2. What experiences have you had that you believe have contributed to your leadership ability and your understanding of leadership?  Describe the primary lessons you have learned from these experiences.

  3. What do you believe your leadership style, strengths, and weaknesses are?

  4. Have you ever been part of a successful or unsuccessful team?  What role did you play on the team in its success, or what could have been improved on?

If you have any questions feel free to contact leadership mentors Jesse DeMartino (demaje01) Meredith Cox (coxme01) Morgan Patullo (patumo01).

2014-2015 Leadership Mentor Team

Katie Bovard

Katie Bovard '17 is a Globalization Studies major who hopes to minor in Spanish and Business from Sykesville, Md. Katie began her career with the Garthwait Leadership Center in the spring of 2014 by participating in the Emerging Leaders Retreat. She is now a member of the Marketing and Communications team for the GLC and is also a project lead for the Alumni Mentor Retreat as well as the Emerging Leaders Retreat. Katie is a member of Colleges Against Cancer as well as plays on the Gettysburg Club Lacrosse team. She plans to study abroad in the spring of her junior year in Seville, Spain. Over the summer, Katie interned as an administrative assistant for the Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs.


Meredith Cox

Meredith Cox '17 is a Health Sciences major from Abington, Pennsylvania. At Gettysburg College, Meredith is a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She is an employee at the CUB information desk and spends her free time being active and playing on the Women’s Club Lacrosse Team. Meredith also participates in the Pre-Health Professions Club in hopes of going into a medical-related profession after graduate school. For the GLC, Meredith serves as a project lead for the Alumni Mentor Retreat and Leadership Mentor recruitment.


Jesse DeMartino

Jesse DeMartino '15 is an Organization and Management Studies Major with a minor in business. He has been a Leadership Mentor with the GLC since Fall 2012. Outside of the GLC, Jesse serves as the Service/ Scholarship chair on the Inter-Fraternity Council and the Career Development Chair for his fraternity, Sigma Alpha Epsilon. He is also a Student Fellow with the Center for Career Development’s Siegfried Fellowship. Through this fellowship he interned with AT&T the summer of 2014 for the Service Management division of the company. Jesse serves as a project lead for the Student Organization Consulting program and leadership mentor recruitment with the GLC.


Mike DiCandia

Mike DiCandia '15 is a Biology major from Barnegat, NJ. He has been a member of the Garthwait Leadership Center since his junior year, and is project lead for the Alumni Mentor Retreat and Alumni Relations. Mike is a member of Lambda Chi Alpha, and has served as Vice President and Philanthropy chair for his fraternity. He plans on attending medical school, and has interned at the Naval Medical Research Center and at local hospitals; he hopes to become a virologist. In his free time, Mike enjoys listening to and playing music on his guitar.


Monae Evans

Monae Evans '15 is a Senior majoring in Political Science and International Affairs from Philadelphia, PA. This past spring, Monae studied abroad in Ferrara, Italy learning Italian language, art and history. In addition to Leadership Mentoring, Monae works at the Center for Career Development, serves as one of the founding members of the Diversity Peer Educators, and is an Executive member of the Gettysburg African Student Association. In the future, Monae hopes to pair her leadership experiences at Gettysburg with her legal internship experiences to pursue a career in law or public policy. Monae serves as a project lead for the Leadership Institute and the GLC’s Marketing and Communication projects.


Katherine Fila

Katherine Fila '15 is a senior from Chester, New Jersey. She has an English major with a writing concentration and a business minor. She is involved on campus with the Garthwait Leadership Center as a Leadership Mentor and as the editor-in-chief of the Gettysburgian. Katherine enjoyed a semester abroad fall of her junior year in Aix en Provence, France. She interned last summer with a start-up advertising technology company near her hometown. Katherine serves as a project lead for the Garthwait Leadership Summit and the GLC’s Marketing and Communication projects.


Maggie Laurino

Maggie Laurino '16 is a junior Environmental Studies major with minors in Political Science and Italian Studies from Wantagh, NY. She is concentrating her studies on sustainability and development. She has served as a Peer Learning Associate for the Italian Department. Maggie is currently the Recruitment Chair of the Autism Speaks club, and she actively participates in the college’s Concert Choir. Maggie served as an inaugural project lead for the ASCENT program, and continues to serve as a project lead for the Leadership Certificate and the Young Alumni Program.


Sarah Pagliocco

Sarah Pagliocco '15 is an Organization and Management Studies major and Business minor from Morris County, New Jersey. Sarah has been a member of Chi Omega since her sophomore year and currently serves as secretary. In addition, she volunteers as a mentor weekly with Big Brother Big Sister. Sarah has spent the past two summers as a Brand Identity Marketing Intern with Verizon Wireless. Sarah is a project lead for the Leadership Certificate and the Emerging Leaders Retreat at the Garthwait Leadership Center.


Morgan Patullo

Morgan Patullo '15 is a senior Health Science major with a Biology minor from Bridgewater, NJ. Morgan is a Dean’s List student as well as a David Wills Scholar. She is an active member of the Gettysburg varsity women’s soccer team as well as a member of Chi Omega Fraternity, and a writer for the Gettysburgian. She spent the spring of her junior year studying abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark. During the summer of 2013, Morgan interned with the department of surgery at Morristown Medical Center in New Jersey. The following summer, Morgan interned at Martinsville Family Practice, also in New Jersey. She hopes to attend physician assistant or nursing school after graduation. Morgan is a project lead for the Emerging Leaders Retreat and Mentor Recruitment with the Garthwait Leadership Center.


Meg Royer

Meg Royer '15 is an Organizational Management Studies major with a Peace and Justice Studies minor from Blue Bell, PA. Meg is a third year Leadership Mentor as well as an active member of the Honor Commission and a tour guide. She is a Dean’s List recipient as well as a member of the Order of Omega Greek honor society and Omicron Delta Kappa leadership fraternity. Since her sophomore year, Meg has been a sister of the Chi Omega fraternity. She spent the spring of her junior year studying abroad in Jaipur, India. Meg is a project lead for Women’s Leadership Track of the Leadership Certificate and the Student Organization and Consulting.


Brent Slotoroff

Brent Slotoroff '16 is an Organizational Management Studies major with a Business minor from Longport, NJ. Brenton is a Dean’s List student as well as a Student Fellow with the Center for Career Development Siegfried Fellowship. Brenton is an active member of the Men’s Basketball team. He also is a brother of America’s Leadership Development Fraternity, Alpha Tau Omega. Brenton spent his summer working as a Food & Beverage Supervisor at Revel Casino & Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ. Alongside Maggie Laurino, Brenton served as the project lead on the first ever Garthwait Leadership ASCENT Program and continues to serve as the project lead for the Leadership Certificate with the Garthwait Leadership Center.

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