Incoming and outgoing elected student leaders of the Church of the Nazarene colleges, universities and Nazarene Theological Seminary traveled to Trevecca Nazarene University (TNU) April 9-11 for the annual meeting of the Nazarene Student Leadership Conference (NSLC). The conference emphasis was to “AMPLIFY their strengths and maximize their time and abilities for the sake of the students who voted us in,” affirmed Jared Usrey, Trevecca’s outgoing Associated Student Body president, as he welcomed the group to campus.
The focus of the 2010 NSLC annual meeting was on leadership development. Tim Elmore, Christian author of the Habitude series of servant leadership books, spoke to the group during the opening banquet. Workshops were led by directors of community life at the schools and specialists from the Nashville area, including TNU alum Dr. Dwayne Gunter, former CEO, COO and CFO who presently manages the East region for ePartners. Workshop themes included “Leading vs. Managing your Student Government,” “Motivating and Empower Others,” and “How to Develop a Strategic Plan.”
TNU president, Dr. Dan Boone, spoke passionately to the group of student leaders and chief student development officers of the USA/Canada Nazarene institutions, and TNU chaplain, Dr. Tim Green, shared a powerful closing message and led the group in the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper.
Officers for the 2010-2011 school year were elected during the business session. They are: student co-chair, Evan Karg, ONU; vice co-chair, Josh Dampf, MNU; Jolaine Weller, secretary, TNU; and Preston O’Malley, treasurer, NNU. The 2011 NSLC will be held on the campus of Ambrose University College in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
“Students energize me,” stated Education Commissioner LeBron Fairbanks, “and listening, learning, laughing and praying with these student leaders and student development leaders encouraged, enlightened and blessed me.” He concluded, “I am impressed with their depth of love for Christ and their commitment to the mission and values of the church. We can learn from them.”
Nazarene Student Leadership Conference Officers-2010-11
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