Involvement

Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas

Website

May 2012 - Present

About Organization

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas enables all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The programs offered provide strong moral guidance, positive role models and life-changing educational programs. Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas is an organization that stands for traditional values, while providing progressive programs that address the problems faced by the youth of today. Today, over 5,000 Club members benefit from the programs and services designed specifically for them at thirteen local Clubs.

Positions Held
  • College Tours Committee (2012-2013)
  • Collegiate STEPS Program Volunteer (2012-present)
  • Collegiate STEPS Program Co-Chair (2013-present)
Responsibilities
  • Mentor high school students
  • Lead college prep sessions for high school students
  • Manage the volunteer database and communications

Junior League of Dallas

Website

Jan 2011 - Present

About Organization

The Junior League of Dallas is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

Positions Held
  • Active Member (2012-present)
  • Provisional Member (2011-2012)
Reflection

As a member of JLD, I have had the opportunity to meet and network with several other professional women, as well as get involved with the Dallas community.

National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)

Website

Mar 2007 - Present

About Organization

Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education is the leading voice for student affairs administration, policy, and practice, and affirms the commitment of the student affairs profession to educating the whole student and integrating student life and learning. With over 11,000 members at 1,400 campuses, and representing 29 countries, NASPA is the foremost professional association for student affairs administrators, faculty, and graduate and undergraduate students. NASPA members are committed to serving college students by embracing the core values of diversity, learning, integrity, collaboration, access, service, fellowship, and the spirit of inquiry.

Positions Held
  • Educational Programs Reviewer (2010, 2013)
  • Annual Conference Presenter (2013, 2014)
  • TPE Volunteer Career Coach (2014)
  • Annual Conference Attendee (2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Western Regional Conference Attendee (2008, 2009)
  • Member (2007-present)
Responsibilities
  • Miceli, M., Lengen, M. & Laskey, L. (2013, March). Examining Current Trends in Effective Communication with Students. Educational session presented at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Kegolis, J., Laskey, L., & Whipple, E. (2014, March). Balancing Leadership with Management: Navigating Culture, Expectations, and Supervision. Educational session presented at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD.

American College Personnel Administrators (ACPA)

Website

Mar 2007 - Present

About Organization

ACPA leads the student affairs profession and the higher education community in providing outreach, advocacy, research, and professional development to foster college student learning. ACPA supports and fosters college student learning through the generation and dissemination of knowledge, which informs policies, practices and programs for student affairs professionals and the higher education community.

Positions Held
  • Convention Planning Team (2012)
  • Conference Attendee (2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  • Member (2007-Present)
  • Educational Programs Reviewer (2012)

National Orientation Directors' Association (NODA)

Website

Sep 2010 - Present

About Organization

The National Orientation Directors Association (NODA) was chartered in 1976 and continues the tradition of orientation, retention and transition professionals who have met annually for over 40 years. The Association is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of regional representatives and officers. Editors for the various NODA publications, regional coordinators, and other appointed positions work closely with the Board to plan and implement activities and services. The mission of the National Orientation Directors Association is to provide education, leadership and professional development in the fields of college student orientation, transition and retention.

Positions Held
  • Member (2010-present)
  • Annual Conference Presenter (2010, 2011, 2012)
  • Annual Conference Attendee (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

FIRST Robotics

Website

Mar 2012 - Mar 2012

About Organization

The mission of FIRST is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership. Vision: "To transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders."

Positions Held
  • FRC Dallas Judge
Reflection

I love the FIRST organization because it is dedicated to improving education for our youth and getting them excited about science and technology. I really enjoy working with the kids and experiencing their passion and excitement about robotics!

Zeta Tau Alpha International Fraternity

Website

Feb 2002 - Present

About Organization

The purpose of Zeta Tau Alpha International Fraternity is the intensifying of friendship, the fostering of a spirit of love, the creating of such sentiments, the performing of such deeds, and the moulding of such opinions as will be conducive to the building up of a purer and nobler womanhood in the world.

Positions Held
  • Gamma Alpha Membership Advisor (2008-2010)
  • Delta Upsilon Collegiate Member (2002-2005)
  • Delta Upsilon Panhellenic Delegate (2003)
Reflection

Involvement in ZTA, both at the collegiate and advisor level, has helped me develop valuable leadership and organizational management skills. I thoroughly enjoy networking with other members and learning from each other.

Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA)

Website

Aug 2005 - Present

About Organization

AFA enhances its members' ability to create fraternity and sorority experiences that positively affect students, host institutions, and communities

Positions Held
  • Member (2006-present)
  • Graduate Staff Selection Committee (2009)
  • Annual Meeting Presenter (2009)
  • Annual Meeting Attendee (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012)
Responsibilities
  • Castro, M. & Laskey, L. (2009, December). Who Moved My Recruitment? How One Campus Made the Switch to Deferred. Educational session presented at the Association of Fraternity Advisors Annual Meeting, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Bohman, J. & Laskey, L. (2009, December). Alternative Funding Opportunities for Greek Life Offices. Educational session presented at the Association of Fraternity Advisors Annual Meeting, Jacksonville, FL.
Reflection

AFA was my first professional membership and conference, and I have learned so much from the educational sessions and networking opportunities at the annual conferences.

University of North Carolina-Pembroke IMPACT

Website

Feb 2010 - Feb 2010

About Organization

IMPACT is a campus-based leadership institute designed to foster improved relationships among campus leaders through an intensive, interactive two and one half day program. The IMPACT curriculum emphasizes problem solving, leadership development, values-based decision making, effective communication, and community development. It is expected that change will be the result of an IMPACT weekend. Participants determine what that change is through their participation in the institute. The goal of IMPACT is to enable positive change within a fraternity/sorority community. This is accomplished through a variety of methods throughout the institute. Through large group sessions, complimented by small group discussions, each participant has the opportunity to personalize the IMPACT experience. All sessions offer hands-on experimental activities and ample discussion time to address individual concerns. The sessions are led by two experienced presenters (identified by the NIC) and several small-group facilitators (identified by the host campus).

Positions Held
  • Small Group Facilitator
Responsibilities
  • Counsel students throughout their weekend of learning and developing
  • Facilitate small group discussions and activities
  • Work closely with a group of 8 fraternity/sorority collegiate members
Reflection

IMPACT is an excellent structured weekend program hosted by the NIC, and it was an extremely valuable learning experience for me as a facilitator. I was very fortunate to be a part of the students' development as they identified areas for improvement and committed to leading change in their community.

Western Region Greek Leadership Association (WRGLA)

Aug 2005 - Aug 2006

Positions Held
  • Professional Member (2005-2006)
  • Conference Attendee (2006)
  • Case Study Participant (2006)

WVWC Panhellenic Council

Apr 2002 - Apr 2005

About Organization

The Panhellenic Council of West Virginia Wesleyan College

Positions Held
  • Delegate (2002)
  • Judicial Chair (2002-2003)
  • Vice President (2003-2004)
  • President (2004-2005)

WVWC Student Senate

Website

Jan 2002 - Feb 2005

About Organization

The coordination of campus activities and student organizations and the oversight of quality of life issues on campus and in the residence halls are the responsibilities of Student Senate. Membership consists of student representatives as well as representatives of campus organizations, faculty, and administration. Student Senate meets bi-weekly to facilitate campus communication and to provide leadership in dealing with campus problems and issues.

Positions Held
  • Panhellenic Representative
  • Member-at-Large
  • Secretary