Eleven students have been accepted into the spring 2014 Super Leaders program.

Super Leaders is a joint effort between Missouri Southern and the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Network. The purpose is to identify, cultivate and motivate future community leaders who are currently enrolled in college.

Candidates must complete an application, pay an application fee or apply for a fee scholarship, and complete an interview.

The students chosen for the Super Leaders program are:

Cena Bass, accounting and human resources major from Diamond, Mo.
Jared Beasley, sociology major from Borger, Texas
William Bruan, undecided major from Joplin, Mo.
Aliza Fahle, undecided major from Yuma, Ariz.
Gage Hanlon, marketing major from Lenwood, Iowa
Lindsey Miller, psychology and criminal justice major from Shawnee, Kan.
Matthew Pulsipher, marketing and Spanish major from Lebanon, Mo.
Chase Starr-Kercheval, psychology major from Diamond, Mo.
Kenzo Van Baal, biochemistry major from Breda, Netherlands
Joseph Vanhorn, management major from Springfield, Mo.
Elaina Warren, Spanish and juvenile justice major from Joplin, Mo.

The students will spend the semester exploring the Joplin region to learn about career and volunteer opportunities, expand their professional network, and gain an understanding of the community as a whole. 

The first session, Leadership Development Day, will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, in Billingsly Student Center.  Students will spend the day exploring their core motives, personality traits and team dynamics. 

Additional sessions will include:

Friday, Feb. 7: 1 – 6 p.m., Marketing, Media, and Advertising
Friday, Feb. 21: 1 – 6 p.m., Small Business and Economic Development
Friday, March 7:  1 – 6 p.m., Non-Profit and Civic Organizations
Friday, March 28: 1 – 6 p.m., Manufacturing and International Business
Friday, April 11: 1 – 6 p.m., Healthcare and Business
Friday, April 25: 1 – 6 p.m., Science and Technology
Saturday, April 26: 2 – 3 p.m., Induction Ceremony