WE LEAD: Engage


ENGAGE, the third element of WE LEAD, combines community outreach and alumni involvement into a formal mentoring program.

Table decorations from LAUNCH 2019Young women are often completely unaware of the challenges—both personal and professional—that they may face during their transition to professional life and throughout their career. Becoming aware of these challenges and having someone to discuss these issues with can help young women prepare and, ultimately, be more effective and increase satisfaction with their work and their life.

ENGAGE pairs college-aged women with experienced women, allowing for personal connections to flourish. 

As an ENGAGE mentor you can share stories of your life and give hope to these students. Together we will build a safe space to discuss personal topics. By joining our community of women, we will help the next generation of women grow, provide support and encouragement, and a place for vulnerability and hard questions.

Sound like fun? Join us! Learn more. Email WeLead@mnu.edu today!

MNU Alumnae in Leadership

Know someone who should be included on this list? Email marketing@mnu.edu to nominate.

  Name Major Current Job Title
Mallory (Sauer '12) Auer History Owner, Director, Cinematographer, Spero Productions
Sheila (Vandervoort '79, MBA ) Bird Phys. Ed. Director of Stewardship Development, Global Ministry Center, Church of the Nazarene
Cara (Viner '98) Dumaplin Nursing Owner, Taking Cara Babies.com
Caroline (Schroeder '00) Engle Bus. Comm. VP, Client Partnerships, CU Holding Company, LLC
Micole Franklin (MSM '16) MSM Vice President, Operations, Mid-State Aerospace
Raman (Kaur '09) Haus Nursing Nurse Practitioner
Shelley Hayes ('96) Bus. Admin., PR Chief Development Officer, Community Health Charities
Gayla Huber ('00) Mgt. & Human Relations President, IntegriShield
Debbie (Buxie ’01) Jasiczek Computer Science, Math Associate Director of Engineer, Garmin International
Latrese Kabuya ('10) Applied Org. Leadership Speaker, TV/Radio Talent, Coach
Jenni (Potts '13) Kulzer Bus. Admin. CEO, Cherry Marketing Agency
Stephanie (Dyrness ’07) Lobdell Christian Education, Spanish Author, Campus Pastor, Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Susan (Sciolaro '84) Lynch Acct,. Bus Admin. Sr. VP & CFO, Vectrus
  Tina (Hoven '99) Main Nursing Nurse Practitioner
Candace (Barkman '07) Moss Bus. Ed. Honey Buyer, Barkman Honey
Ashley (Taylor '10) Ruegsegger Nursing Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Heather (Engle ’16) Smith Graphic Design Designer, Barkley
Diane (Welch '88) Sparks Marketing Sr. Director of Client Experience, HIPOWER Systems
Dr. Carla (Johnson '83) Sunberg Nursing

General Superintendent, Church of the Nazarene

Women’s Leadership Initiative
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