Connections

Welcome to Connections!

Connections is a 7 week, small-group centered leadership development program designed to help new students transition successfully into the TCU community. Housed within TCU’s Leadership Center, students will focus on their Strengths, according to Gallup’s StrengthsQuest, while learning to invest in and help shape a thriving campus community. Participants will explore the ways in which their personal lives and leadership styles are connected to the larger community.

Though not required, Connections is highly recommended and attracts several hundred incoming students per year. Additionally, Connections represents, for many, the first step toward earning a leadership medallion upon graduation from TCU. This medallion can be earned by becoming part of the Leadership Scholars Program.

Registration for Connections is CLOSED for Fall 2017.

For more information, please see our FAQ below or feel free to call 817-257-7855 or email Eric Ekwueme, Assistant Director of the TCU Leadership Center, at eric.ekwueme@tcu.edu.

Connections will meet each Wednesday for 7 consecutive weeks starting August 30, 2017. The program will begin at 3:30 p.m. and conclude at 5:00 p.m.

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Why join Connections?

Connections will help you:
• Identify and best utilize your strengths
• Earn credit toward the Leadership Scholars Medallion
• Transition into the TCU community
• Learn many ways to get involved on campus
• Be a positive leader in your community
• Gain insight on your own strengths and how they translate into college

BENEFITS:
• Comes highly recommended
• Connects students to upper-level mentors, staff and outside resources
• Students are able to identify their strengths and learn how to best utilize them
• First step toward earning a leadership medallion upon graduation from TCU through the Leadership Scholar Seminar Program

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I sign up to participate in Connections?

A: You may register for Connections using the link above.  In addition, first-year students will have the opportunity to sign up for Connections during Orientation this summer. We will be in Milton Daniel Residence Hall on the second day of Orientation.

Q: What is the time commitment for Connections?

A: Connections is every Wednesday from 3:30-5:00 p.m. during the first seven weeks of school.

Q: What if I have a class scheduled during that time?

A: Unfortunately, if you have a class scheduled during the time frame of 3:30-5:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, you will not be able to participate in Connections. However, we do encourage you to look out for the Connections Mentor applications that open late in the fall semester.

Meet the 2017 Connections Directors!

Brittany Lewandowski
Year: Sophomore
Major: Business Information Systems
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
CNX Position: Marketing & Communication
Fun Fact: I do not have a middle name!

 

Nate Lester
Year: Sophomore
Major: Finance
Hometown: Kinderhook, New York
CNX Position: Program Development
Fun Fact: I am a twin!

 

Mason Floyd
Year: Sophomore
Major: Economics
Hometown: Springfield, Missouri
CNX Position: Director of Operations
Fun Fact: My dream job as a kid was to work at McDonalds.

 

Brooke Morrissy
Year: Junior
Major: Journalism
Hometown: Denton, Texas
CNX Position: Mentor Support
Fun Fact: Before attending graduate school, I would like to be a Disney Princess!

 

Meet our wonderful staff advisors!

Eric Ekwueme
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Staff Position: Assistant Director, Leadership Center
Fun Fact: I held the torch in the ’96 Olympic torch relay!

 

 

Annie Bures
Hometown: Pasadena, California
Staff Position: Coordinator, First Year Experience
Fun Fact: I am allergic to pineapple!

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