Steppin' it up for leadership

Freshmen chosen to be inducted into S.T.E.P.S. Program showed enthusiasm, integrity, and a commitment to personal growth and professional leadership.

Striving Toward Engaged and Purposeful Servant Leadership (S.T.E.P.S.) is a four-year leadership program that provides students with the opportunity to utilize their strengths and abilities in order to contribute to the communities in which they live and work. In January, 20 freshmen were inducted into the program, beginning their journey to develop leadership traits that will carry them through college and beyond. Individuals were selected to join the program based on their passion and commitment to servant-leadership.

Mindy Chrisman ’05, coordinator of leadership programs, has high expectations of the success of the S.T.E.P.S. Class of 2013. “Our students within the program have committed to not only learning more about leadership, but also to serving others around them,” she says. “By the time they leave Mount Mercy, if they embody that, we will have done our job.”