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.

Now in its third season, 10 students were accepted into the semester-long program.  Students will complete seven total sessions that include: Leadership Development Day, Marketing and Media, and Advertising Day, Small Business and Economic Development Day, Non-Profit and Civic Organization Day, Manufacturing and International Business Day, Healthcare and Business Day, and Science and Technology Day.  Sessions include facility tours and presentations from a variety of representatives from organizations associated with the day’s topic.

To see a Super Leaders video, click on the YouTube video box on the lower right hand corner of the Accents screen or visit

The fall program will conclude with an induction ceremony on November 23 at 2:00 in the BSC Ballroom, all faculty and staff are welcome to attend the ceremony.  Students interested in participating in Spring Super Leaders Program can apply at

Media are welcome to attend the next session, “Non-Profit and Civic Organizations” from 1 – 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11. For information, call Nicole Brown at (417) 317-2794.

Fall 2013 Participants:

Haddy Faal, Sophomore, Biology Major
Gambia, West Africa

Aja Gwaro, Sophomore, Business and Life Health Major
Minneapolis, Minn.

Agie Mai Jammeh, Junior, International Studies Major
Gambia, West Africa

Madison Kienzle, Freshman, Undecided Major
Joplin, Mo.

Denis Kuzmin, Junior, Marketing, Management, and HR Major
Khabarovsk Krai, Russia

Joshua LeMasters, Junior, Accounting Major
Carthage, Mo.

Ashleigh McFarland, Sophomore, Physical Education Major
Rio Vista, Tex.

Peter Thompson, Senior, Mathematics and English Literature Major
Joplin, Mo.

Elaina Warren, Freshman, Spanish and Juvenile Justice Major
Joplin, Mo.

Douglas Witt, Sophomore, Economics and Political Science Major
Monett, Mo.