Jordan Wolfe is a Sophomore at Missouri State University studying Elementary Education. Throughout her time in college, Jordan has been very actively involved in multiple things. She first got involved in our Leadership Programs by graduating from the Emerging Leaders program. This then led her to apply and be selected as one of our Centennial Leader facilitators this fall. Jordan leads discussions and activities to help Freshman Centennial Leaders grow in their leadership skills. In her academics, she has already passed the MoGEA and was recently admitted into the School of Education. She is a recipient of the Multi-Cultural Scholarship and was previously able to help interview other potential recipients. She has also earned the Provost Scholarship and a scholarship from the Olathe Rotary Club for her leadership work. Jordan is also an active member of Phi Eta Sigma, a scholar program, and this past year, she was accepted in to the National Scholars Collegiate Committee. She is a member Sigma Kappa, and plans to take on more leadership roles within her chapter. Jordan currently serves as a representative for FSLSA. She is involved in StuMo Campus Ministry and participates in the organization’s small groups and was Captain for a co-ed intramural soccer team. Currently, she is serving on the Public Relations Committee and acting as a greeter for their Thursday night sessions. Jordan is planning to get involved in their Relay for Life Committee and other various clubs available on campus.
When asked how our leadership programs impacted Jordan, she replied:
“I was most impacted within the program during the emerging leaders retreat that we attended in the spring. I was so impacted by the various activities we participated in within the program. I grew emotional within the activity where we stepped forward and backwards based on our personal life. It showed me that even some of the greatest leaders on campus have weaknesses and characteristics or pasts they overcame. It showed the diversity of the amazing people I was connecting with and truly helped develop a better sense of cultural competence. Another activity I grew from was the activity in which all other individuals were blindfolded and I was there leader. I had to communicate effectively to a large group of people. I learned to guide a large group only using my voice because they were not able to see where they were going or see what I was saying. It was eye opening how easy it became for me to be able to guide all these people through the obstacle course and get them to the finish line. I cannot wait to see what other opportunities impact me as much as this retreat had.”
Jordan’s advice for younger students looking to get involved is:
“The advice I would give to the younger students of Missouri state would be get involved as much as possible. I think students fail to get involved at a younger age and they miss some of the best growth opportunities on this campus. I would also advice students to check out Campus Link to check out different organization on campus as well as ways to do service in the Springfield area. I would also advice younger students to really rely on the older member within organizations. Although every student comes into Missouri State with a different leadership background, this campus is able to take an individual and give him or her clubs to grow and become leaders.”
If you are interested in getting involved with Emerging Leaders or Centennial Leaders, check out the website at: http://www.missouristate.edu/studentengagement/leadership/. Applications to be like Jordan and be in the Emerging Leaders program can be found at: http://www.missouristate.edu/studentengagement/leadership/CBEL.htm.