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The Super Leader Program is a joint effort between Missouri Southern State University and the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Network to identify, cultivate and motivate future community leaders currently enrolled in college. This informative and thought provoking program introduces participants to the community and career opportunities. In addition, Super Leaders provides a strategic curriculum to enhance participants' leadership skills. Anyone who has a genuine interest in community leadership and wants to broaden their scope of knowledge beyond their current level is encouraged to apply to the Super Leader Program.
Each session is different and designed to expose participants to all aspects of the day's topic. The schedule shows the commitment required and it is important to understand the expectation of attendance at all sessions. If you have a conflict with session dates please consider waiting to apply until next semester.
2015 Fall Program *Applications Due September 4, 2015
Friday, September 25, 1 - 6 pm Leadership Development, Part 1
Saturday, September 26, 10 am - 4 pm Leadership Development, Part 2
Friday, October 2, 1 - 6 pm Marketing, Media, and Advertising
Friday, October 9, 1 - 6 pm Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Friday, October 23, 1 - 6 pm Non-Profit and Volunteerism
Friday, November 6, 1 - 6 pm Manufacturing and International Business
Friday, November 20, 1 - 6 pm Healthcare Industry
Friday, December 4, 1 - 6 pm Science and Technology
Saturday, December 5, 2 - 3 pm Induction Ceremony
2016 Spring Program *Applications Due January 26, 2016
Friday, February 5, 1 - 6 pm Leadership Development, Part 1
Saturday, February 6, 10 am - 4 pm Leadership Development, Part 2
Friday, February 19, 1 - 6 pm Marketing, Media, and Advertising
Friday, March 4, 1 - 6 pm Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Friday, March 18, 1 - 6 pm Non-Profit and Volunteerism
Friday, April 1, 1 - 6 pm Manufacturing and International Business
Friday, April 15, 1 - 6 pm Healthcare Industry
Friday, April 29, 1 - 6 pm Science and Technology
Saturday, April 30, 2 - 3 pm Induction Ceremony
Each session is different and designed to expose participants to all aspects of the day’s topic. Participants are expected to be on time and attend the entire program. Participants are allowed to miss one Friday session but encouraged to attend all. Both Leadership Development sessions and the Induction Ceremony are mandatory. If you have a conflict with session dates and times, please wait to apply for another semester.
The Selection Process
Program participation is limited to 11-15 students per semester, depending on program funding. Students must submit a completed application and payment of $25 or essay to be considered for the program. Application fees will be refunded to candidates not selected. In addition to reviewing each individual's qualifications, the committee strives for a broad spectrum of experience, background and majors. *Waivers are available to cover the application fee.
Super Leader selection is based on the following individual criteria:
Completed application and $25 payment *
Involvement or desire to become involved on-campus or in the community
Demonstrated ability and desire to assume greater community and campus leadership responsibility
A clear willingness to make a commitment to the demands of the program
Must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 hours at Missouri Southern State University
Meet our Super Leaders!
Skyler Arbuckle Matthew Armstrong Ryan Buerk Michael Chilton Jamie Deese Abigail Finder Shakira Herfel Courtney Jablonski Travis Lewis Michael Maddock Charynn Multhaup Ashlea Norman Arielle Speer Holly Stone Kendra Tilton
Timothy Arr Jessica Beck Juan Brady Breana Clark Kyle Davidson Guillermo Diaz Cara Gooch Jacob Harp Brooklyn Lampe Jude Obeto Inesa Stevens
Cena Bass Jared Beasley William Bruan Aliza Fahle Gage Hanlon Lindsey Miller Matthew Pulsipher Chase Starr-Kercheval Kenzo Van Baal Joseph Vanhorn
Haddy Faal Aja Gwaro Agie Mai Jammeh Madison Kienzle Denis Kuzmin Joshua LeMasters Ashleigh McFarland Peter Thompson
AshLeigh Clarkson Thomlinson Venus Day Mary Duncan Aji Sophie Jeng Viktoryia Johnson Josh Lowry Tom Ly Audrey Mathis Meredith Murray Kayla Smith Caleb Wheeler
Deana Fanning Cory Garr Lauren Geraghty Garret Lambert Jared Malcolm Syleris Gwin Martinez Lydia McGriff Mattillyn Ott Shelley Pritchett Jace Waggoner Gia Yang
Application Fee Waiver
To apply for an application fee waiver:
Write a one page maximum essay on why you would like to participate in the Super Leader Program
How it could benefit you
Your commitment to the program and its requirements
How the $25 waiver would be of benefit to you
Attach the essay with your application in lieu of the application fee and bring it to the Career Service Office on the second floor of Spiva Library.