MNU Leader Scholars Recognized

Feb. 6, 2014 - by Katy Ward

MNU Leader Scholars Recognized 

By Katy Ward ('14)
February 6, 2014
MNU Leader Scholars RecognizedFrom left to right: Micah McEwan, Cynthia Parra-Navarro, Shelton McCullough, Karla Davis and Estela Gingerich

Recipients of MNU’s Martin Luther King Jr. Leader Scholar award and scholarship were introduced at the 2014 Martin Luther King Jr Community Celebration, held January 21, 2014. This award recognizes students of diverse ethnicity that have shown dedication to community involvement and harmony. These students believe in the opportunity to improve their environment for the betterment of others.

“We believe that God wants us to be bold in our faith when advocating for those whom society keeps down, and to reflect a countenance that continues to lift up our fellow brothers and sisters when they are deemed unworthy,” said Student Diversity Council president and Leader Scholar, Karla Davis.

Davis is responsible for making sure the council implements its objectives and goals for the year, such as promoting social justice awareness at MNU.

In the past, the council chose award recipients who were new MNU students. This year, the council decided to widen their search to current MNU students who represent Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of pioneering the future.

“We are looking for leaders to be part of the Student Diversity Council and those who will be able to take their leadership to another level,” said Chris Powers, coordinator for diversity and cultural competency at MNU

The goal of the MNU Leader Scholars program is to find students who are committed to enriching the MNU community with an outlook of diversity and unity.

In order to become an MNU Leader Scholar, students must complete an extensive application process, be part of the Student Diversity Council, and maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher. Students must also demonstrate leadership through fifty hours of community service and complete an essay responding to the topic: How will I apply the principles that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. espoused, in my leadership role at MidAmerica Nazarene University?

The 2013-2014 Leader Scholars are:

Micah McEwan, senior youth and family ministry major, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Cynthia Parra-Navarro, sophomore elementary education major, Monett, Mo.

Shelton McCullough, senior accounting major, Olathe, Kan.

Karla Davis, senior corporate communications major, Olathe, Kan.

Estela Gingerich, junior marketing major, Kirksville, Mo

Lantino Luna, senior nursing major, Surprise, Ariz.

For more information about the Student Diversity Council, please contact Chris Powers at bcpowers@mnu.edu or to apply for the MNU Leader Scholars program and scholarship, please contact Perry Diehm at pdiehm@mnu.edu

 

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