KEARNEY – The University of Nebraska at Kearney has selected 10 staff members for its 2017-18 Leadership UNK class. In its 11th year, the program is designed to expose participants to leadership opportunities at UNK and in the Kearney area, enhance their leadership skills and encourage them to accept leadership roles in the future.
Leadership UNK also gives members opportunities to network with the campus community, classmates, speakers and others to discuss issues pertinent to campus and leadership development.
Participants attend nine half-day sessions and one full-day meeting that examine various aspects of leadership at UNK.
Members of the 11th class of Leadership UNK include: Cacia Barnes, Admissions; Meredith DeHaven, Facilities Management and Planning; Carlina Grove, Residence Life; Lisa Mendoza, Student Affairs; Ross Pierce, Finance Office; David Roberts, Student Affairs; Laura Tadlock, Student Records; Christine Warren, Student Support Services; Jolene Williams, Admissions; and Chuanyao Zheng, Thompson Scholars Learning Community.
To learn more about Leadership UNK and the opportunities provided, visit unk.edu/leadership-unk.
Leadership UNK Alumni
Class #1, 2007-2008
Bryce Abbey, Stacy Darveau, Dianne Holcomb, Rochelle Krueger, Don Wellensiek, Michelle Widger*
Class #2, 2008-2009
Peggy Abels, Wilma Heinowski, Deborah Huryta, Lisa Neal, Jane Petersen, Carrie Stithem*, Bruce Uden, Joni Weed
Class #3, 2009-2010
Karin Covalt, Brenda Jochum, Diana Jones, Jael Roschewski, Elizabeth Stout, Chelsea Swarm, Tiffany Tarvestad, Sharie Waller
Class #4, 2010-2011
Marcia Gugelman, Lori Skarka, Michelle Smidt, Jon Watts
Class #5, 2011-2012
Jamie Hiemke, Brette Ensz, Kimberley Orcutt, Barb Wayman, Janice Woods
Class #6, 2012-2013
Tammy Dietz, Megan Fryda, Brad Green, Carleen Jurgensen, Keri Pearson, Terri Ripp*, Troy Volz, Janel Walton
Class #7, 2013-2014
Bobbi Barton, Barbara Estes, Traci Gunderson, Holly Peterson, Julie Smith*, Karen Sutherland, Olimpia Leite-Trambly, Alyssa Wyant
Class #8, 2014-2015
Kristie Artz*, Kristy Buchmeier*, Melanie Feikert, Sara Giboney, Sandra Heiden*, Lucia Raya-Kaup*, Shannon Spiers
Class #9, 2015-2016
Sarah Bartling*, Chilene Black, Kayleigh Dawson*, Dustin Favinger, Sally Sinor, Jim Trambly*, Robert Zbikowski
Class #10, 2016-2017
Emily Beaman, Trelana Daniel*, Rebecca Doubet, Aliese Hoffman*, Melissa Hoffman, Samantha Mitchell, Kimberly Panowicz, Lisa Tschauner
Dee Ellingson (retired)
* Denotes current member of Leadership UNK Board of Graduates