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

Now in its fourth year, 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.

Missouri Southern's Super Leaders program is now in its fourth year.

Missouri Southern’s Super Leaders program is now in its fourth year.

“The Spring 2016 group is made up of a variety of majors, backgrounds and ages,” said Nicole Brown, director of Career Services at Missouri Southern. “They are all very energetic and eager to learn about the Joplin community as they build their leadership skills.”

The students accepted into the program are:

Caroline Adams: sophomore, biology major, Carl Junction, Mo.
Chelsey Caballero: senior, marketing major, Ozark, Mo.
Josh Foster: senior, international business and management major, Bentonville, Ark.
Jayse Henderson: freshman, early childhood education major, Purdy, Mol
Kacie Hulse: senior, business and life health science major, Maryland Heights, Mo.
Olivia Massey: junior, nursing major, Joplin
Marshall McCord: junior, accounting major, Vinita, Okla.
Megan Neely: senior, marketing, management, and human resources major, Carl Junction, Mo.
Danae Randol: senior, management major, Riverton, Kan.
Emmalee Smith: sophomore, business administration, Carthage, Mo.
YengZong Yang: junior, psychology, Granby, Mo.

Participants will complete eight sessions that explore topics such as small business and economic development, non-profits, science and technology, manufacturing and international business, health care and marketing, media and advertising. On Feb. 19, students will visit Choice Marketing, the Joplin Regional Business Journal, KSN/KODE, and Sign Designs as part of Marketing, Media and Advertising Day.

All students receive a one-year complimentary membership to the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals Network (YPN). Participants also have the option to be matched with a mentor after program completion. Students and mentors meet monthly and attend YPN events together.

For more information, visit www.mssu.edu/superleader.