President's Award for Leadership
Chad St. Arnauld
BS, Electrical Engineering
The President's Award for Leadership is given to a student who is chosen from an outstanding group of nominees that have provided leadership for their peers in their activities while a student at Michigan Tech.
Chad has been a very active and important member in many organizations and activities, such as the Arctic Blast Drill Team, Special Tactics Squadron, Arnold Air Society, Air Force ROTC, and Intramurals, as well as working as a Challenge Course facilitator, and Electrical Engineering Learning Center Coach, grader and lab supervisor. To top this all off, he has maintained an excellent overall grade point average.
Chad was selected to become the Air Force ROTC Cadet Wing Commander. His overall duty was to lead the Cadet Wing of eighty officer candidates for preparation into the United States Air Force. In this capacity, he was expected to achieve all training, learning, and education objectives required during weekly, Leadership Laboratories and he oversaw the organization, planning, and execution of the Physical Fitness Program.
Along with these two programs, Chad initiated sweeping changes resulting in increased efficiency, morale, and readiness, brought about a Freshmen Cadet Orientation Program, Squadron Store, Air Force ROTC Cadet Learning Center, detailed equipment inventory plan, created a Cadet limited-access website, oversaw the organization of eight Morale, Welfare, and Recreation events for cadets, an Orientation Week BBQ which over 300 freshmen attended, hosted Civil Air Patrol resulting in twenty hours of flights for cadets, and continued the Hockey Ushering Program which consists of over 600 man-hours to usher all of the Michigan Tech Men's Hockey games played at home.