Published 07/01/14

Alexandria Clyburn ’14: Learning through leadership

Major: Communication
Minor: History and Business Administration
Hometown: Cartersville, GA
Path: Master’s Degree in Communication through Bryant University’s 4+1 program

Alexandria Clyburn '14“Don’t be afraid to take a risk; the thing you’re passionate about is what you should study. The money will come – do what you love!” says Clyburn, a stellar student-athlete who made her mark in Bryant’s volleyball record books with 400+ career blocks.

The recipient of an athletic scholarship and a four-semester Dean’s List scholar, Clyburn immersed herself in the Bryant community, participating in the Special Olympics and the Student Athlete Advisory Council e-board.

Linked Through Leadership engages administrators, faculty, staff, and students in mutual learning through real-life experiences and application.

She says her most formative experiences, however, were the Linked Through Leadership programs.

“Everything I have done at Bryant – the growth I have achieved as a person – has been centered around the Linked Through Leadership conferences,” says Clyburn. “These programs helped me discover my leadership capabilities, grow my leadership skills, and provided me the opportunity to lead and affect others’ lives.”

The Linked Through Leadership programs, hosted by the Office of Campus Engagement, teach students how to develop their individual, group, and community leadership abilities. The program engages administrators, faculty, staff, and students in mutual learning through real-life experiences and application.

While at Bryant, Clyburn also took advantage of the many global opportunities available, including a Sophomore International Experience trip to Spain and Germany. Last summer, Bryant University’s Amica Center for Career Education connected Clyburn with a 10-week history internship with the Museum of Irish Dance (Dublin, Ireland).