MAOL Alums Share Their Stories Through Medaille’s Program of the Month Series

Medaille’s Program of the Month series covered the MAOL (Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership) program in May. Through the series, alumni shared how their education impacted them personally and professionally.

Below are the quotes from MAOL alumni that were shared on Medaille’s LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter accounts. Search #MedaillePOTM to view all content.


“The MAOL program changed my life. Personally and professionally, it's one of the best decisions that I have ever made!”
– Carlette Bradley ’13 (Learning and Development Consultant at Univera Healthcare)


“It was frightening to decide to go back to school at 40 years old, with a full-time job and two kids. But I had a desire to be competitive in my career with the U.S. Postal Service, and I wanted to learn more about leadership. The flexibility of both the online and traditional programs made Medaille a great fit for me, and the professors were outstanding.”
– Martin Siminski ’15 (Rochester, NY, Postmaster for the U.S. Postal Service)


"Earning my MAOL degree from Medaille has significantly impacted how I view my work and the world in general. I'm now privileged to teach organizational leadership, and I believe my teaching makes me a more effective worker, as my work makes me a more effective teacher.”
– Kevin Palmer ’01, ’03, ’05 (Logistics Planner for General Mills Flour Operations in Buffalo; MAOL Adjunct Professor at Medaille)


“I would not be where I’m at personally or professionally without my Medaille education. The MAOL program provided me with knowledge and skills that I’ve been able to apply throughout my career. The coursework is relevant and was highly applicable to my professional needs and development. The faculty members were very knowledgeable of the current issues, trends, advances, research and practices impacting the field of leadership.”
– Dale Stephens ’99, ’06 (Director of Human Resources within the New York State Government; Member of Medaille’s Board of Trustees and the Alumni Association Board of Directors)


"The MAOL program gave me much more than credentials. We were given hands-on experience. Through working with a cohort, I was able to put theory into practice.”
– Deborah Watkins ’11 (Retired Deputy Superintendent for NYS Department of Corrections; Author and Speaker)


"My experience in the MAOL program was exceptional. I had the opportunity to learn leadership theory on a host of different levels. The various experiences working with my instructors, cohort and class helped emphasize the key points of our readings and classroom activities. Many of the things I learned in the MAOL program have been brought back and applied within our organization.”
– Michael Moley ’07 (Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Catholic Health System)


Pictured, clockwise from top left: Dale Stephens ’99, ’06; Michael Moley ’07; Carlette Bradley ’13; and Martin Siminski ’15. 

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