B.A. in Anthropology at The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
5th-year educational credential, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Reading and Language Arts Center, Birmingham, MI
MPA, Troy University, Troy, Alabama
BUS 235 Leadership
BUS 271 and BUS 271Z Principles of Management
BUS 381 Human Resource Management
BUS 386 Organizational Management
BUS 361 Business Law
BUS 481 Research Methods for Decision Making
According to Ancestry.com I am an 8th generation Michigander on my mother's side. However, I am a first generation in the U.P. I was raised in a military family. My father, Major General S.W. Connelly, was appointed by Ronald Reagan to represent the United States of America, along with other U.S. generals at the Moscow Summit of 1988 to negotiate nuclear disarmament with Soviet generals. Being a man trained in military science, my father believed in detente through disarmament.
What is the secret of success? Making the right decisions. How does one learn how to make the right decisions? From experience. How does one gain experience? From making the wrong decisions, soldering through and learning from those mistakes. SISU!
Areas of Interest / Speciality
I enjoy leadership roles in the community. I'm involved in community organizations such as the League of Women's of the Copper Country where I served as Acting President from 2014 - 2016. I am currently serving as the 1st Vice President. In addition, I am on the steering committee for the Leadership Keweenaw program being launched in August of 2016. I will be teaching numerous sessions in this program.
I will be forever interested in everything Anthropological and read many articles a month on the multitude of finds and and redetermination of old finds based on new scientific methodologies being used in the field. The classification of the Basque language has fascinated me for over 40 years, even more so now that it is being identified as possibly being a pre-Indo-European language. Perhaps it is even related to an Early European Modern Human (previously known as Cro-Magnon) language family.
I am an avid reader of fiction and non-fiction and am immensely enjoying my Audible account purchased for me by my son for Christmas. In addition, I enjoy playing my harp at the end of a long day in the Keweenaw.
I am inspired by so many leaders around the globe. What they all have in common is their compassion towards all living creatures. They dedicate their lives to contributing to the welfare of this planet and live by the words, "If I can't help I will at the very least do no harm". They demonstrate this value in everything they do.
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." Abraham Lincoln Today, this would be written, "Nearly all people can stand adversity, but if you want to test a person's character, give him or her power." Lord Achton, followed up on Lincoln's thoughts in a letter he wrote in 1896, "Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely."
I am the Chair of the Advising Committee and have an advisee load of anywhere from 20 - 25 advisees at any given time. My area of concentration is management and entrepreneurship. The advising committee puts on workshops for the advisors along with brown bag sessions in order to facilitate best practices while working with our advisees.
Board of Directors, Child and Adolescent Bipolar foundation, 2000 - 2002
Board of Directors, Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation, Board of Directors 2002 - 2004
Board of Directors, Past Acting President 2014 - 2016, 1st Vice President, Copper Country League of Women Voters, 2009-present
Education Team Leader, CABF 2000 - 2002
Education Team Leader, JBR 2002 - 2004
Member MICADA - 2016
Member Michigan Dyslexic Society 1996-2004
Member NACADA - 2016
Member Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society - 2007-present
Member, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) 1994-present
Steering Committee, and session leader for Leadership Keweenaw 2015 - present
State of Michigan Teacher Certification K-8 all subjects and 9th grade Anthropology
Orton-Gillingham Basic and Advanced certificates
Vocational Educational Provisional certificate 1983 - 1994 all business subjects
Hatton, M., Papolos, J., Norelli, S., & Smith, A. G. (2002, June). The Educational Issues of Students with Bipolar Disorder. Retrieved March 20, 2010, from JBRF.org: http://www.bpchildresearch.org/edu_forums/issues.html
Awards & Recognitions
Member of Pi Alpha Alpha, Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration
10-year Service Award, Hazel Park Public Schools
5-year Service Award, Finlandia University
Outstanding Student-Teacher Award, Educational Program, UNLV
Outcome Based Education in Adult Education Conference, Novi, MI July 1993
Designing Outcome Based Education Curriculum in Adult Education Programs