The LEAD Scholars Academy presented the 2016 Leadership Week on February 22-26. There were over 65 events planned during this week which featured keynote speakers such as Marc Mero, former WCW and WWE wrestling champion; Alex Sheen, founder of the “Because I said I Would” international social movement; and Billy Boughey, professional baseball player for Philadelphia Phillies.

The week started off with a leadership reception in honor of student leaders across campus with guest speaker, UCF Football Coach Scott Frost.

Students also heard from local speakers such as Judge Andrew Cameron, Night Judicial Circuity Court of Florida; UCF Alumni Jesse Wolfe, founder of O’Dang Hummus Co., and Bobby Olszewski, commissioner for the City of Winter Garden.

Jordyn Decker, LEAD Scholar student and Leadership Development director, stated, “I learned that no matter the reputation that precedes a person, every person can have the biggest impact on those around them.”

The lectures, programs, events and workshops were open to students, faculty and staff members to help identify, recognize and develop leadership skills.