Thirty-two students were recognized for their outstanding leadership skills during the 31st annual Glenn D. Dolence Leadership and Service Award Ceremony held on April 5 at Missouri Southern State University.

Sponsored by the university’s Student Affairs office and Omicron Delta Kappa (the national leadership honor society), the awards are presented to graduating students for demonstrating leadership on campus and who have made a difference in areas such as campus organizations, student employment, student services or athletics.

Madison Nagel, of Pittsburg, Kan., was recognized as Leader of the Year. A member of Missouri Southern’s Advanced Medical School Acceptance Program, Nagel has served as president of ODK, vice president of Student Senate and co-vice president of Women in Science. She is also the outreach coordinator for the Society of Physics Students/Chemistry Club and a teaching assistant for the advanced human dissection course.

Nagel said she was humbled to be recognized among the distinguished students honored this year.

“It has been the greatest honor to serve the campus of MSSU during my three years here,” she said. “I know that the leadership qualities I have learned here will serve me well in my professional life and beyond.”

The awards are named in honor of Dr. Glenn Dolence, former vice president for Student Services at Missouri Southern, who retired in 1996 after 27 years of service. He was a founding member of the Golden Crest Circle of ODK. He later served as mayor of Webb City, Mo., and held a variety of other posts in the community.

The 2022 honorees are:

ARKANSAS 

Bella Vista 

Michelle (Roman) Borr

Gentry 

Haylee Pyburn

Maumelle 

Claire Luallen

Springdale 

Taylor Powell

 

ILLINOIS 

Mackinaw 

Dalana Pannier

 

KANSAS 

Fort Scott 

Rebekah Sweyko

Kansas City 

Christine Ibeagi

Pittsburg 

Abigail Casper

 

OKLAHOMA

Bartlesville 

Kasidy McNeill

Frisco 

Syeda Insia Mustafa

 

MISSOURI 

Appleton City 

Gabby McNary

Blackwell 

Sara Portell

Camdenton 

Madeline Phillips

Carl Junction 

Austin Rose

Carthage 

Alexis Black

DeSoto 

Sarah Peoples

Holden 

Alice Evans

Joplin 

Tess Hultman

Brittany Lowery

Maggie Moore

Hunter VanValkenburg

Monett 

Megan Hibbard

Neosho 

Brent Olson

Oak Grove 

Corinne Gould-Cleveland

Poplar Bluff 

Emma Hayes

Protem 

Mikayla Kiest

St. Joseph 

Josalyn Alvarado

Webb City 

Addyson Greek

Wentworth 

Elizabeth Nicole Robinson

 

TEXAS 

Corinth 

Josephine Landwehr