Over 100 civically engaged and socially aware students in 9 years.
Leadership Dickinson is an 8-month interactive program of the Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce that develops community-minded business and civic leaders of tomorrow.
During this program, high school seniors develop community awareness, volunteerism and leadership skills and culminates in the completion of a community project.
IN LEADERSHIP DICKINSON, STUDENTS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO:
∙ Gain important knowledge from area business experts.
∙ Interact with area business professionals.
∙ Network with students from another school and build a level of teamwork, trust and respect.
∙ Launch a real and successful business project.
8-MONTH INTERACTIVE DAY SCHEDULE
Sessions are held monthly, September through April.
State Government Day
Team Building Day
Marisa, Suzi and Ashley dedicate their time and expertise to encourage the futures of the participants.
MARISA ARMSTRONG DPS Foundation
Marisa is a native Dickinson resident. She enjoys spending time with her two children, reading, and travelling. She has worked as a Dickinson Public Schools teacher and literacy coach, and currently works for the Dickinson Public Schools Foundation as the Director of Marketing.
She also stays involved in other organizations including Imagination Library of Stark County, American Petroleum Institute (API), and the Blue Chicks.
SUZI SOBOLIK Steffes LLC
Through her involvement in a statewide leadership organization, Rural Leadership North Dakota, Suzi re-started up Leadership Dickinson in 2010. Leadership Dickinson has been a way for Suzi to make an impact on the community through fostering community awareness and involvement in the future leaders of our community.
Suzi is involved in her community in many different areas. She is active in working with her family business, Steffes Companies, through assisting with vision and planning. She is also a physical therapist with RehabVisions here in Dickinson.
ASHLEY TILLMAN DSU Student Services
This is Ashley’s first year with Leadership Dickinson. Ashley has a passion for working with students, which lead her to the opportunity of joining the Leadership Dickinson team.
Not being from North Dakota, Leadership Dickinson has allowed her to connect and build relationships with students, community members, and local companies. Ashley earned her bachelor’s degree in Human Services from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and has always had a passion for working with students, which lead her to her current position at Dickinson State University as the Career Development & Disability Services Specialist.
2019 LEADERSHIP DICKINSON CLASS
2019 LEADERSHIP DICKINSON BLOG POSTS
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