It is only fitting that Lauren Grow was recently elected Leadership Chair in her sorority, Alpha Delta Pi. Grow is currently on the Executive Board for Alpha Delta Pi and President of the Public Relations Student Society of America, in addition to being a Sister to Sister Peer Mentor, and was recently elected to Panhellenic Council as the Assistant Vice President of Membership Recruitment.
Grow, 20, understands the importance of developing leadership skills in college. “Leadership is a constant and evolving challenge,” said Grow, a communication studies major with a minor in political science. “It’s a skill and a quality that can be applied to all aspects of life.”
“Leadership has taught me about myself and others and has given me invaluable life lessons. It establishes beneficial relationships, achievements, and opens doors to new opportunities,” she said.
Her lengthy resume includes extracurricular involvement and leadership positions. Grow’s experiences have given her numerous opportunities. She received the Carol A. Branca West Chester Communication Students Scholarship for Academic and Service Achievement last spring, and recently completed the State Farm Leadership Series and the Executive Leadership Series.
In addition to her leadership positions in Alpha Delta Pi, PRSSA, Panhellenic Council, and Sister to Sister, Grow is involved in Lambda Pi Eta, the National Honors Society for Communication Studies.
Grow takes her studies very seriously and plans to pursue a career in political public relations or public relations for a full-service agency. Grow jokes that her dream job is to be President of the United States, but with her lengthy leadership resume and interest in politics, a career in politics is not out of the question.
When asked to give her advice to those interested in developing leadership skills, Grow’s advice is simple: “Take every opportunity you can here at West Chester. Wake up early. Make lasting friendships and relationships.” Grow has followed her own advice by continually seeking new opportunities, never being afraid to try new things, and always saying “yes” to any opportunities that come her way.
For full disclosure, I have had the opportunity to serve on Alpha Delta Pi’s Executive Board with Lauren for the past year, and I believe she has made me a better leader.
Lauren’s determination and persistence to succeed has been proven time and time again, and she is a true team player. She helps in any way she can and sets an example for our chapter. I can confidently say that Lauren will succeed in anything she finds herself in as she is persistent, a hard worker, and determined to succeed.
Victoria Holt is a fourth-year student majoring in communications studies with minors in journalism and political science. She can be reached at VH758202@wcupa.edu.