Leadership Fellows News

EU Alum and Sports and Culture Personalty "Scoop B" Visits with LFP

(Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson)

On Monday, November 13th, many of the students in the Leadership Fellows Program gathered to hear from Brandon Robinson, more commonly known as Scoop B, a talented journalist and media host.  Scoop (otherwise known as Brandon Robinson) received his bachelor's in communication here at Eastern University and received his masters at Hofstra University in Journalism.  During the forum he shared a lot of wisdom with students about the importance of connections and caring for the relationships that God has placed in our lives.  Scoop emphasized, “people will never remember what you told them, but they will always remember how you made them feel.”   Developing relationships was the largest piece of advice that he had for the group.  Networking with people has been a large contributor to his success as a sports journalist and media personality and he emphasized the importance of starting now in your current field.

Scoop reminisced with us about the run-ins and interviews he has had from artist Rhianna to politician Ben Carson to Coach Lou Holtz to LeVar Ball to ABC Shark Tank's Kevin O'Leary.  Since the beginning of his journalism career at the early age of 12, while hosting the Nets Slammin' Planet, Scoop has said he is comfortable talking and being with celebrities.

Encouragement was also a theme that ran throughout his talk.  He spoke about many of his own failures, but despite the many hardships he faced, he acknowledged that the process was worth it.  He explained that many times “a minor setback will set the stage for a major comeback.”  He noted that we should never overlook the importance of enduring hardship because of the payoff at the end.  His presence definitely left an impact on me and many others.  He is an inspiring figure who encourages people to genuinely care about the relationships and potential relationships that life presents.

Special thanks to Danielle Large LFP '20 for reporting on this event

Pictured above: Scoop B speaking at the LFP Fall 2017 Forum Series

Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson is a sports and entertainment writer and personality. He is currently a managing editor and columnist at RESPECT Magazine. A 20 year vet, he began his journalism career at 12-years old hosting Nets Slammin' Planet, the Nets' kids radio show with WFAN's Evan Roberts and Nets legend Albert King.  He's profiled anyone from DJ Khaled, Dr. Ben Carson, Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry, Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James, ABC Shark Tank's Kevin O'Leary and Nickelodeon star Kel Mitchell. With stops as a writer at CBS and The Source Magazine, Brandon is an alum of Don Bosco Prep, holds a BA in communication from Eastern University and MA in journalism from Hofstra University. You can catch him daily on the Scoop B Radio Podcast. Subscribe to Scoop B Radio on itunes, Google Play, the Tune In App, Stitcher App or simply visit ScoopBRadio.com

Follow him on Twitter: @ScoopB and Instagram and Snapchat at: Scoop_B and visit ScoopB.com.


Live2Lead Conference

( (L-R) Row 2: Marc Hershey, Jake DiLaura, Rachael Graham, Ian Roth, Jesse King, Lyle Schlegel, Jeffrey Williams Row 1: Lenise Morales, Kyra Gonzalez)

On October 27, nine of our students represented the Leadership Fellows Program at the Live2Lead conference simulcast in Kenneth Square. The conference was hosted live in Atlanta, Georgia but was broadcasted to a select audience in over 300 locations around the world. This annual leadership event featured four world-class speakers, including Dr. John C. Maxwell, who was named number #1 leadership expert by the AMA and Inc. Magazine. The event allowed students to engage with other people in the community, including Eastern Alumni, who sought out how to incorporate servant leadership into their businesses and non-profit organizations.

Student Board member, Kyra Gonzalez, expressed that this conference helped better her perceptive on servant leadership. She had a good foundation from her leadership roles and classes, but hearing from professions with lifelong experience was a huge advantage. Kyra felt better equipped to live out servant leadership daily because of the applicable tools that Live2Lead provided.

Not only did the attendees gain leadership principles and techniques, but they were left with inspiring testimonies that provided them with a new perspective on servant leadership. Kyra Gonzalez recalled, “one moment that stood out to me was a beautiful testimony of forgiveness and a story of redemption. One of NFL legends, Warrick Dunn, started a non-profit that gives homes to single mothers that can’t support their family. He turned a tragedy that almost broke him into an opportunity to serve others.”

First-year member, Jake DiLaura, conveyed that the conference taught them how to lead and what leadership really looks like at its core it. He believes that “leadership isn't necessarily something you're born into but rather its what you choose to do; its something that you actively work towards.” This LFP freshman stated that the quote that resonated with him the most after leaving the Live2Lead conference was that, “Leaders see more in people and they see it before anyone else.”

Don’t miss out on your next chance to grow as a leader! Our nine representatives highly recommended others to take the opportunity to take part in Live2Lead next year; there’s so much to take away from the experience.



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