Chancellor’s Leadership Class at UNK Raising Funds for Hurricane Katrina Victims

Cami Wacker
associate director of student development/retention, 308.865.8519

Members of the Chancellor’s Leadership Class  at the University of Nebraska at Kearney are responding to the call for help for the victims of hurricane Katrina.

The 26-member, all-freshmen group is raising money on the campus and in the Kearney community today through Tuesday, Sept. 13.

“The students are accepting donations in the form of cash or checks, made payable to the American Red Cross,” said Cami Wacker, adviser for the group and the UNK associate director of Student Development and Retention. The leadership class will also be asking area businesses for donations or a pledge to match funds they raise.

“I plan to do all I can to support the class,” Wacker said. “It will take a collaborative effort, however, with members of this community to make the project successful.”

The 26 members of the organization were selected for membership in the Chancellor’s Leadership Class from among 71 applicants, based on their high school GPA, involvement and accomplishments, along with an application and three required essays.

“The class studies leadership from many perspectives, including character, courage and credibility,” Wacker said. “The purpose of the class is to give students the ability to be good leaders, not just while they are on campus, but also in the world beyond UNK.

“Although this project is completely voluntary, every student in the class has made an effort to help in some way,” Wacker said.

Members of the UNK Chancellor’s Leadership Class are listed below with Nebraskans listed first, alphabetically by hometown, followed by out-of-state students:

     Bertrand –  Seth Ford

     Bridgeport –  James Hadden
Butte  – Megan Reiman
Chambers –  Alison Gottsch

     Cook  – Katrina Benedict

     David City –  Chris Hein
Deshler  – Faith Maschmann
DeWitt – Megan Deke
Elm Creek –  Morgan Farquhar
Franklin  – Samantha Murphy
Fremont  – Morrow Longacre

     Grand Island –  Eric Holmes
Hemingford  – Megan Gettert

     Kearney  – Liz Gunderson and Maggie Younes
Morrill  – Hope Marsh
North Platte –  Mason Doughty
Omaha  – Laura Gormley, Jacob McGlade, Ben Obradovich
Schuyler  – Cristobal Salinas
St. Edward  – Kaleb Cruise
Stuart  – Kylie Skrdla

Buena Vista –  Lindsey Eggleston
Longmont  – Megan Busch


         Bonner Springs –  Morgan Kenny