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Meet student leader Laura Stemp

Nipissing students consistently impress as leaders, in the classroom, on campus and in the community. Recently the university celebrated 25 student leaders at the annual Dave Marshall Leadership Awards.  Over the coming months, NU News will introduce each student leader to the wider community with a short article discussing their accomplishments and activities. Today, we are pleased profile Bachelor of Education student Laura Stemp.

Stemp took the initiative to reach out to Dr. Barb Olmstead, associate dean of the Schulich School of Education, to offer feedback about the new consecutive education program, including some solid recommendations for further enhancing the student experience. This included the development of a questionnaire, the organization of a large group feedback session, which Stemp led, and the development of a process for electing representatives for the new Teacher Candidate Advisory Council, now in its first year of operation. Stemp was instrumental in engaging her peers in becoming actively involved in student government as a means to establish ongoing and open lines of communications between students, faculty, and administration.

The teacher candidate advisory council would not exist without Stemp’s leadership. She has definitely had an impact on both years of the new consecutive program, as well as the final three years of the previous concurrent education program.

Off campus, Stemp volunteers as a Girl Guide Sparks Leader and a Camp Counsellor. In these roles, she has facilitated weekly meetings, planned fundraising initiatives, encouraged teamwork and self-confidence among youth, and gained valuable experience in preparation for her future teaching career. Stemp has provided exceptional leadership and has been an excellent role model for the children she has helped over the last several years in these roles.

Stemp is community-oriented, empathetic, kind and caring. She will make a great teacher. 

The university community is proud to recognize Laura Stemp with a Dave Marshall Leadership Award in the Community Category.


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