Students to Present at National Leadership Conference in Tucson

Students to Present at National Leadership Conference in Tucson



Members of Student MOVE at Buena Vista University will be making a presentation at the National Collegiate Leadership Conference in Tucson, Ariz., this month.

Student MOVE (Mobilizing Outreach and Volunteer Efforts) is the student advisory board to the Office of Civic Engagement and coordinates organized student volunteer activities on and off campus. The conference will be held on the University of Arizona campus Feb. 15-17.

The students who will be attending the conference are:

  • Serena Geisinger, senior biology major from Lawton
  • Jessica Thuma, junior international business, Spanish and human resources/management triple major from Woodstock
  • Dominique Daily, senior communication studies major from Chicago, Ill.
  • Kevin Coriolan, junior corporate communication and digital media double major from Worthington, Minn.
  • Alexa Guessford, senior marketing major from Johnston
  • April Allen, senior history and digital media double major from Sioux City
  • Chelsea Clayton, junior biology and chemistry double major from Early
  • Zach Ahrens, sophomore exercise science/human performance major from Carroll
  • Ashley Lage, sophomore marketing and management double major from Manning
  • John Killpack, senior environmental science and biology double major from Logan

The students’ presentation is entitled “Becoming a Super Hero in a Civic World.” Their presentation proposes that any “ordinary” college student has the necessary qualities to be the “Superman” or “Wonder Woman” of their own community by leading the way to civic engagement. The interactive presentation applies Social Change Theory to thoroughly examine the necessary attributes of a developing leader. The presenters will also elaborate on the importance of service as a vehicle of leadership.

Dr. Ashley Farmer-Hanson, director of civic engagement, will also make a presentation entitled “Leading an Organization to Make a Big Bang!”