Members of PLS have shared their favorite leadership quote. 

Miranda Bowers, DPH-3

“The price of greatness is responsibility.” –Winston Churchill

Julia Gilbertson, DPH-3

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” —Margaret Mead

Lindsey Skubitz, DPH-3

“The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people.” – Woodrow Wilson

Stephanie Bishop, DPH-4

“Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.” -John Maxwell

Lauren Calkins, DPH-4

“To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Brock Dantuma, DPH-4

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” —John Quincy Adams

Meredith Fry, DPH-4

“Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. Look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true. Think only of the best, work only for the best, and expect only the best. Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. Give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others. Live in the faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is in you!” -Christian D. Larson

Eric Friestrom, DPH-4

“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.” –Ronald Reagan

Christine Garmoe, DPH-4

“No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.” – Andrew Carnegie

Nicole Haebig, DPH-4

“Leadership is a series of behaviors rather than a role for heroes.” – Margaret Wheatley

John Harter, DPH-4

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams

Bradley Hettich, DPH-4

“A good leader takes a little more of his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.” – Arnold H. Glasow

Maya Hubbard, DPH-4

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” -Maya Angelou

Matt Huppert, DPH-4

“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan

Marnie Janson, DPH-4

“Science is a cooperative enterprise, spanning the generations. It’s the passing of a torch from teacher, to student, to teacher. A community of minds reaching back to antiquity and forward to the stars.” – Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Niki Krancevich, DPH-4

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.” – Henry Ford

Daniel Mobley, DPH-4

“Leadership is an action, not a position.” – Donald McGannon

Ryan Simonet, DPH-4

“It is essential to understand that battles are primarily won in the hearts of men. Men respond to leadership in a most remarkable way and once you have won his heart, he will follow you anywhere.” – Vince Lombardi

Yannis Koukounas, DPH-4

“Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

Sydney Stiener, DPH-4

“Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.” —Bill Bradley

Phoua Yang, DPH-4

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Harold R. McAlidon

Jessica Acker, Alumni

“Leadership requires the courage to make decisions that will benefit the next generation.” – Alan Autry

Jared Baxa, Alumni

“Leadership is not magnetic personality, that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not “making friends and influencing people”, that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to higher sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.” – Peter F. Drucker

Katherine Beach, Alumni

“Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.” – Peter F. Drucker

Daniel Bruckbauer, Alumni

“It is a curious thing, Harry, but perhaps those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it. Those who, like you, have leadership thrust upon them, and take up the mantle because they must, and find to their own surprise that they wear it well.” – Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore

Brooke Geiger, Alumni

“A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.” – Max Lucado

Brandon Harkonen, Alumni

“Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.” – Vince Lombardi

Joanne Kuznicki, Alumni

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Mandy Kvam, Alumni

“If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it.” – Johnathan Winters

Alison Novak, Alumni

“Successful leaders see the opportunities in every difficulty rather than the difficulty in every opportunity” – Reed Markham 

Whitney Pilger, Alumni

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

Ali Ritscher, Alumni

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” -Maya Angelou

Hamide Sinani, Alumni

“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.” – Woodrow Wilson

Magdalena Siodlak, Alumni 

“The best way to lead people into the future is to connect with them deeply in the present.” – James Kouzes and Barry Posner


Congratulations to Our 2018 Inductees!!

  • Mark Cinquegrani
  •  Zack Stueber
  •  Joanna Adamski
  •  Tim Antoniewicz
  •  Angie Ngo
  •  Andrea Gray
  •  Jordan Hilsenhoff
  • Alyson Prom  
  •  Justin Staubli
  • Rachel Urbas 
  • Abigail Smith 
  • Elyse Keating 
  • Lizeth Garcia-Jennings 
  • Graham Edwardson


2016 Inductees


(front row, left to right)

  • Phoua Yang
  • Whitney Pilger
  • Alicia Ritscher

(middle row, left to right)

  • Christine Garmoe
  • Lauren Calkins
  • Emily Jackson
  • Sydney Stiener
  • Joanne Kuznicki
  • Katherine Beach

(back row, left to right)

  • Yannis Koukounas
  • Abigail Moore
  • Rebekah Lee
  • Aaron O’Connell
  • Jessica Acker
  • Helena Dziadowicz
  • Hamide Sinani
  • Stephanie Bishop
  • Matthew Huppert
  • Jared Baxa
  • Brandon Harkonen

2015 Inductees


(front row, left to right)

  • Shelby Tjugum
  • Katie Kuecker
  • AJ Kwak
  • Heather Hresko
  • Jennifer Liao
  • Andy Cannon

(back row, left to right)

  • Teresa Romano
  • Magdalena Siodlak
  • Lindsay Zeihen
  • Daniel Bruckbauer
  • Tyler Prickette
  • Mandy Kvam

2014 Inductees


(front row, left to right)

  • Caitlin Borchardt
  • Kendra Kobs
  • Jing Wu
  • Kristin O’Reilly
  • Kristin Stawicki
  • Joyce Wang
  • Eric Chimielewski
  • Stephanie Dougherty
  • Jean Doh

(back row, left to right)

  • Michael Nagy
  • Rebecca Grupe
  • Casey Spitzer
  • Mack Daeda
  • Jeff Engle

2013 Inductees


(front row, left to right)

  • Danielle McKimmy
  • Megan Kroll
  • Stacy Zwiefelhofer
  • Quinn Wonders
  • Dani Mabrey
  • Kristin Widmer
  • Katie Gaertner
  • Gabrielle Russell
  • Torie Grover

(back row, left to right)

  • Erick Siegenthaler
  • Ryan Anderson
  • Jason Detry
  • Jodie Ritchie
  • Christian Holm
  • Scott Pearson
  • Colby Skar

2012 Inductees


(back row, left to right)

  • Ryan Kerstan
  • Trevor Schmidt
  • Dan Katzenberger
  • Christopher Frye
  • Brian Buss
  • Carrie Bruno
  • Rebecca Carnahan
  • Nathan Smith
  • Dan Ruhland

(front row, left to right)

  • Karrie Radovich
  • Eileen Shannon
  • Ellen Schwartz
  • Joe Wenninger
  • Kalynn Rohde
  • Kristina Bennwitz
  • Jennifer Vipond
  • Kate Lindberg