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Nov. 15, 2011
Steve Rottinghaus, Baker University public relations director, (785) 594-8330 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Emerging Leaders Class of 2011 announced

Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University honored 26 first-year and transfer students for graduating from the 2011 Emerging Leaders Summit Nov. 11-12 at Camp Chippewea near Ottawa, Kan.Baker-1134

The Emerging Leaders Summit challenges students to develop their leadership skills by learning leadership styles, enabling others to act, developing teamwork and establishing values and respect.

Graduates from the program held significant campus leadership positions, including orientation team members, resident assistants, Student Activities Council executive board members, student organization presidents, Baker Ambassadors and student body presidents.

Members of the Emerging Leaders Class of 2011 are the following:

Zach Aldrich, Topeka, Kan.; Ryan Bearrick, Chanute; Courtney Boedeker, Lee’s Summit, Mo.; Kathryn Boyer, Arvada, Colo.; Kacee Britton, Sterling, Kan.; Amber Cessarich, Topeka, Kan.; Kendra Clark, Emporia, Kan.; Lauren Dunkak, Olathe, Kan.; Peyton Edmonds, Allen, Texas; Rebecca Fitzpatrick, Olathe, Kan.; Brittany Friedel, Gardner, Kan.; Diamond Griffith, Houston, Texas; Brandon Haefke, Holton, Kan.; Rachel Haley, Lawrence, Kan.; Sydney Johnston, Overland Park, Kan.; Owen Lewis, Basehor, Kan.; Emily Liston, Overland Park, Kan.; Liz Louden, Princeton, Kan.; Jacob Mogle, Columbus, Kan.; Katelyn Morris, Goddard, Kan.; MacKenzie Pfeiffer, Wellsville, Kan.; Paige Rockers, Greeley, Kan.; Colter Schacher, Harrisonville, Mo.; Paige Smith, Hesston; Kalijah Sweeney, Frederiksted, Virgin Islands; Krystyna Van Driel, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and Victoria Whitebread, Lawrence.

Emerging Leaders student staff members are Lauren Williams, Olathe, executive director; and facilitators Valarie Foos, Baldwin City; Parker Johnson, McPherson; Callie Paquette, Ottawa; and Katie Thurbon, Topeka


Baker University is committed to assuring student learning, and developing confident, competent and responsible contributors to society.