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Nov. 13, 2013
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University announces Emerging Leaders Class of 2013-2014

Baldwin City, Kan. — Twenty-five first-year and transfer students from Baker University participated in the annual Emerging Leaders Summit at Camp Chippewa in Ottawa. The event is designed for the students to enhance their leadership skills, enable other students to act, establish values and respect and develop teamwork.Emerging-Leaders-Summitforweb

Summit graduates have gone on to hold significant campus leadership positions, including serving as orientation team members, resident assistants, Student Activities Council executive board members, student organization presidents, Baker ambassadors and student body presidents.

"These sessions help leaders identify their leadership style, values, and what tools are essential to teamwork such as communication and cooperation," said Randy Flowers, director of student life. "The weekend experience also allows students to become familiar with other students and create friendships to help develop the bonds that are essential in team success."

Baker's Emerging Leaders Summit Class of 2013-2014 is the following:

Bree Busch, Manhattan; Jordan Buscher, Overland Park, Kan.; Amanda Conrade, Topeka; Kaci Dillingham, Topeka; Kristina Heinrich, Wilson, Kan.; Jaime Hodge, Ottawa; Allisa Houchin, Gypsum; Ryenn Johns, Lenexa, Kan.; Emi Kniffin, Wichita, Kan.; Sione Maumau, Highlands Ranch, Colo.; Luke Miltz, Lecompton; James Newton, DeSoto, Kan.; Heather Nichols, Lecompton, Kan.; Logan Pope, Republic, Mo.; Darrell Randall, Overland Park, Kan.; Jami Sanborn, Independence, Kan.; Caylea Siler, Bonner Springs, Kan.; Rebecca Simkins, Merriam, Kan.; Elizabeth Stover, Olathe, Kan.; Kiana Turner, Tatum, Texas; Evelyn Vila, Overland Park, Kan.; Zach Vredenburg, Olathe, Kan.; Madison Wendt, Chanute, Kan.; Steph Woltkamp, Overland Park, Kan.; and Anna Wright, Lawrence, Kan.

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