This week’s LeaderBear was last year’s, “Outstanding Male Sophomore of the Year,” at the VIP Banquet during Greek Week. Dan Altmann is a Junior at Missouri State and is majoring in Marketing Management and minoring in German and Economics. Dan completed the Centennial Leaders program, is a graduated member of Phi Sigma Upsilon, and is actively involved in Sigma Phi Epsilon as the Chapter President. He is also involved in Student Government Association, and serves as a representative on the Student Organization Funding Allocation Council (SOFAC). Dan has spent and continues to spend a lot of time volunteering. He has volunteered with the American Cancer Society and American Heart Association. He previously led over seventy-five of his fraternity brothers to construct seven new greens for Community Partnership of the Ozark’s community education fundraiser.
When asked how our Centennial Leaders program impacted him, Dan responded:
“Being a Centennial Leader has taught me that a leader is measured by his/her ability to build up the community in which he/she functions. The Centennial Leaders Program has taught me that there are a plethora of different leadership styles that individuals possess, and there is not one defined leadership characteristic – but an entire spectrum.
By being involved in other organizations, I realize that fraternities and sororities are not mutually exclusive from all student lead organizations. It is to the benefit of my organization that all organizations registered at Missouri State University are growing and prosperous. Through this lens, I believe I can be on the forefront of a framework of development for the betterment of all Missouri State students; regardless of interests, backgrounds, and perspectives.”
Dan’s advice for younger students looking to get involved is:
“My advice for younger students is to learn from every experience, be it within your fraternity/sorority or in a different organization – seek growth, and do your best to encourage it in those around you. Using this perspective to positively impact the development of yourself and others will show you that personal growth is never ending and can be achieved through a variety of different capacities.
It is to the benefit of Missouri State University that all organizations registered at this University are growing and prosperous. Through this lens, I believe we can be on the forefront of a framework of development for the betterment of all Missouri State students; regardless of interests, backgrounds, and perspectives.”