Eleven students have been accepted into the fall Super Leaders program at Missouri Southern State University.

Now in its fifth semester, the program is a joint effort between Missouri Southern and the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals Network to identify, cultivate and motivate future community leaders currently enrolled in college. Students must apply and complete an interview to be considered.

The fall 2014 participants are:

Timothy Arr: Sophomore, environmental health and Asafety major, Sarcoxie.
Jessica Beck: Senior, accounting major, Neosho.
Juan Brady: Senior, graphic design major, Joplin.
Breana Clark: Senior, human resource management and Spanish major, Joplin.
Kyle Davidson: Sophomore, business major, Miller, Mo.
Guillermo Diaz: Junior, psychology and Spanish major, Belton, Mo.
Cara Gooch: Senior, marketing and management major, Bolivar, Mo.
Jacob Harp: Senior, human resource management major, Roscoe, Ill.
Brooklyn Lampe: Senior, environmental health major, Carthage, Mo.
Jude Obeto: Senior, health science and business major, Nigeria.
Inesa Stevens: Junior, marketing major, Udine, Italy.

“We are very excited about the fall 2014 group,” said Nicole Brown, director of Career Services. “They are all very energetic and eager to learn about the Joplin community as they build their leadership skills.”

Participants will complete eight sessions that explore topics such as small business and economic development, non-profits, science and technology, manufacturing and international business, healthcare, and marketing, media and advertising. The sessions will kick off Friday, Sept. 5, with Leadership Development Day. It will conclude with an induction ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 22.