Written by Danielle Couture
Willimantic, Conn. - Eastern Connecticut State University Alumna Dana Rondel '93 has authored her seventh book titled "Rise & Reach: Life and Leadership." The book supports individuals on their journey toward greater self-awareness. The wisdom, principles and practices within the book teach the reader how to see themselves, others and life differently as well as how to do business differently in order to achieve results required for successful organizations.
Rondel is an orator, author, artist, minister and community leader. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Eastern Connecticut State University in 1993 and a Master of Arts degree in Liberal Studies and Humanities from Wesleyan University. She has published children's books, novels, short stories, anthologies, essays and poetry. Rondel is the founder and Minister of Wisdom In New Dimensions (WIND) Foundation, Spiritual Center and Temple, a panoptic church focused on building stronger ecumenical communities. She is also the founder, lead writer and designer of "Partners In Goodwill;" a publications and media company focused on creating and producing inspirational content for all media platforms.
Her first novel, "A Flower: It Has Its Own Song," was nominated for two categories by the Annual African American Literary Awards in 2007 and "The Sunflower and Rose" was nominated for Best Children's Book in 2010.