The Mansfield University Mountaineer Leadership Program (MLP) recognition celebration for the spring semester was held on Wednesday, April 30.
Students who have achieved one of the three levels of the program were honored and the Summit Award was presented.
The Summit Award is presented annually to a Gold level graduate who embodies the principles of the MLP and who authentically lives the Mansfield University Creed: Character, Scholarship, Culture and Service.
Anthony Root, a Psychology major from Millerton, PA, is this year’s recipient. Root’s Gold level project, called “Eagle Scouts on Campus,” organized Eagle Scouts attending MU to help provide leadership, training and support to area Boy Scout and Cub Scout troops.
The MLP is designed to give students three tiers of leadership learning: Bronze, which focuses on personal leadership; Silver, which concentrates on leadership within teams and groups; and Gold, which develops change leadership.
As students complete a level, they move to the next. Each level requires students to complete six interactive workshops and a corresponding essay for each workshop. Workshops are facilitated by volunteers, including administration, staff, faculty, students and community members.
Students who completed the Gold level are: Billie Sue Atkinson, Jeremy Bean, Tessa Bieber, Erica Martin, Colleen Ricci, Carrie Rogers, Anthony Root, Cara Stroup and Kim Zechman.
Students who completed the Silver level are: Stacy Allesch, Kari Allison, Sarah Anderson, Meredith Bennett, Kristin Broughton, Kacie Bush, Kristi Coleman, Stevy Crawford, Megan Crumlish, Amber Ellixson, Julisa Epps, Carolyn Fyock, Emily Gorman, Jennifer Howell, Lyndie Hughes, Christina Learned, Jolene McCandless, Ann McPherson, Kerry Midgley, Juanita Parks, Colleen Ricci, Lauren Shultz, Nick Sura, Sarah Tinney and Jonathan Watson.
Students who completed the Bronze level are: Stevy Crawford, Megan Crumlish, Jessica Hurlburt, Angela Jackson, Katie Martin, Jonathan Pennings, David Post, Heather Seebach, Julie Sellers, Amanda Sileo, Andrea Smithgall, Coura Ndyne Sow, Nick Sura, Clifford Torpy, Hilary Travis, Hayley Tuckey and Kristen Yoder.
The MLP is managed through the Career Development Center. The program is free for the students, thanks to support from the Mansfield University Foundation, which allocated seed money for the program.