STARKVILLE, Miss.--Mississippi Stateʼs G. V. "Sonny" Montgomery Leadership Program recently named 45 spring 2014 fellows.
The three-semester program is designed for MSU students who have completed at least one year at the university and hold good academic standing. Applicants undergo an online and interview-based application process during the fall semester of the academic year and begin the program the following spring semester upon selection.
Students are chosen based on academics, leadership skills and strength of character. The students receive two credit hours and a scholarship each semester.
"With an exceptional group of applicants, the selection process for MLP Fellows gets more difficult each year. As such, we are thoroughly excited about our newest class," said Carmen Wilder, assistant director of student leadership and community engagement.
"We have high expectations for the work they will do to impact our community. They will meet many challenges as they work to develop their leadership skills and look forward to creating lasting memories and friendships in the process."
During the first semester, fellows learn about leadership theory and styles through biweekly classroom instruction and activities, as well as a 20-hour service learning requirement. The fellows continue their leadership studies during the second semester by participating as peer mentors, class lab instructors and "project managers" for a small group of freshman students completing community service through MSUʼs Day One Leadership Community.
Throughout the third and final semester, fellows are able to continue their leadership studies and community service by creating and implementing service initiatives of their own. Each year, fellows work with nearly 50 service agencies and organizations providing aid in various capacities.
Spring 2014 MLP Fellows include:
ACKERMAN--Kyle Henson, a junior international business major.
BAY ST. LOUIS--Casey Butler, a junior biochemistry major.
BILOXI--Margaret "Daisy" Grant, a sophomore biological sciences major, and Taylor Trippe, a junior biological engineering major.
BRANDON--Olivia McCain, a junior anthropology major.
CALEDONIA--Evan Wester, a junior mechanical engineering major.
CLARKSDALE--Darius Brooks, a junior electrical engineering major.
CLINTON--Dildra Williams, a junior psychology major.
COLDWATER--Rachel Gaines, a junior biological sciences major.
COLUMBUS--Patrice Simmons, a sophomore chemistry major.
DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. --Courtney Carter, a sophomore psychology major.
GALLATIN, Tenn. --Anna Strohm, a sophomore interior design major.
GRAND BAY, Ala. --Rachel Wolfe, a junior English major.
GRENADA--Candice James, a sophomore elementary education major.
HATTIESBURG--Alexandra Craig, a junior biological sciences major, and John McLemore, a junior agricultural information sciences major.
HUMBOLDT, Tenn.--Weston Swims, a junior biochemistry major.
JACKSON--Ebbony Evans, a junior interior design major, and Fredrick Wilson, a junior communication major.
JACKSON, Tenn.--Hunter Reed, a sophomore biochemistry major.
KENNESAW, Ga.--Jenna Sabato, a sophomore kinesiology major.
LAKELAND, Tenn.--Anna Matheny, a sophomore kinesiology major.
MADISON--Kiara Dulaney, a sophomore psychology major; Lauren Iupe, a sophomore elementary education major; and Katelyn Walker, a junior kinesiology major.
MEMPHIS, Tenn.--Kiara Benson, a junior computer engineering major, and Grace Wegener, a sophomore kinesiology major.
NEW ALBANY--Roderick Erby, a sophomore business information systems major.
NEWTON--Sa'Arrah Mullins, a sophomore computer software engineering major.
OCEAN SPRINGS--Angela Klipp, a sophomore biological sciences major.
OLIVE BRANCH--Andrea Drake, a sophomore English major, and Meghan Smith, a sophomore biological sciences major.
OXFORD--Tiombee McCollins, a junior psychology major.
PITTSBURG, Calif.--Jonathan Turner, a junior biological science and psychology major.
RICHLAND--Jennifer Harrison, a junior biomedical engineering major.
RIDGELAND--Sharday Young, a junior kinesiology major.
SALLIS--Jonathan Barber, a junior kinesiology major.
SOUTHAVEN--Sunny Patel, a junior industrial engineering major.
ST. MARTIN--Anna Mills, a junior economics major.
STARKVILLE--Christopher "Will" Jayroe, a junior information technology services major; Meredith Pearson, a sophomore psychology major; and Charlotte Read, a junior biological sciences major.
TUPELO--Timothy "Eli" Scott, a sophomore accounting major.
UNION--Stephen Horne, a sophomore criminology major.
WAYNESBORO--Alex Willoughby, a junior accounting major.
For more information on the Montgomery Leadership Program, visit mlp.msstate.edu.