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October 5, 2010

Opportunity Meets Motivation
New Book by Marla Brown, ‘00
MSOL Cohort 12

Opportunity Meets Motivation by Marla Brown"It's been almost ten years since my graduation from the MSOL program and yet the program has continued to positively impact my personal and professional life. After a successful 15 year corporate career, I started my own business to establish more life-balance for myself and my family. I co-authored a book, Opportunity Meets Motivation, which highlights my journey. I am thankful for the strong educational foundation provided by the MSOL program. It helped me navigate my own happiness and I hope I can continue to influence others with my experience. I am convinced that the MSOL program is essential for leaders being forced to deal with dynamic change around them. I am grateful to have experienced and been changed by the program."

Marla is also the owner and managing director of Youthtopia Med Spa in Alpharetta, Georgia.

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Order your copy of the DVD from the Leadership Conference 2010 featuring Ken Blanchard. Request your copy today by mailing a check made payable to Geneva MSOL for $15 to Geneva College, 3200 College Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA 15010. Available for a limited time only.

Congratulations to Marci Wagner, Cohort 65! Marci referred a new student who has been accepted into the MSOL program, so she has received a free Geneva College hooded sweatshirt! You can receive a free t-shirt or sweatshirt by referring students to the MSOL program. See "Get free Geneva stuff" for more information! Thanks, Marci!

Faculty News

John DittmarWe welcome John Dittmar ′80 to our MSOL faculty. John is currently teaching Professional Development in Johnstown, Pa.

Mr. Dittmar graduated from Geneva in 1980 with a B.A. in Pre-Ministerial Studies. In 1982 he earned an M.Ed. in counselor education from the University of Pittsburgh. In 2011 he expects to receive a Ph.D. in general psychology from Walden University. Mr. Dittmar also teaches at Westmoreland County Community College and the University of Pittsburgh, Greensburg Campus. He lives in McKees Rocks with his wife and two children.


Upcoming Cohorts
Monroeville - October 14, 2010
Beaver Falls - January 18, 2011
Butler - January 24, 2011
Downtown Pittsburgh - March 7, 2011

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Words to Lead by

"Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do. The visible signs of artful leadership are expressed, ultimately, in its practice."
- Max DePree

"And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful."
- Colossians 3:15

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