Dr. Susan Jensen
SIFE adviser, 308.865.8189

Chelsey Brock, a University of Nebraska at Kearney student from Gothenburg, has been awarded a $5,000 national scholarship for the 2007-2008 school year.

Brock is the first UNK student to receive the Alvin Rohrs Servant Leadership Scholarship, which is awarded to one student in the nation each year by Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE).    

The award is given “to recognize the SIFE student who has had the greatest impact improving the overall success of his/her SIFE team through conducting service leadership,” according to Dr. Susan Jensen, UNK SIFE adviser and a SIFE Sam Walton Fellow.

“Chelsey possesses tremendous maturity and poise, and demonstrates not only a sincere desire to learn and grow, but also to help others enhance their learning and skills,” Dr. Jensen said.

Brock’s SIFE team submitted a letter for her nomination, and Drs. Kathy Zuckweiler and Jensen of the management department submitted letters of support.

Applicants are evaluated on how well they use their leadership position to serve the needs of their teammates and help them grow into future leaders; how well they create an environment conducive to collaboration, trust, and ethical decision making; and how well they have led their team to an increased level of success, according to Marsha Yeagley, a senior lecturer in marketing.