Trevecca Nazarene University

Student leaders prepare for new school year

The 2004 Trevecca Leadership Summit, held August 23-27 and sponsored by Treveccaís Office of Student Development, attracted the largest number of attendees in its history. This week of seminars and leadership training for student leaders on campus was attended by more than one hundred students. Participants were leaders of Treveccaís councils and clubs: peer mentors, Student Government Association, resident assistants, club councils, and Residence Hall Association. This event has been directed for four years by Sarah Johnson, Trevecca admissions counselor and the coordinator of the L.E.A.D. (Learn, Engage, Apply, Develop) seminars, freshman family groups, and Trevecca's student mentoring program.

For student leaders Leadership Summit is a jump start the approaching school year.
A pizza party on the first night allowed participants to reconnect with each other after the three-month summer break. Sessions began Tuesday, but the schedule also included time for worship and fellowship.

Guest speaker Nina Gunter, director of the Nazarene World Missionary Society, talked about the role of the leader and challenged participants to develop the leadership skills that are needed for their individual positions. About her participation in this event, Gunter said, ìWhat a blessed time to connect in spirit and thought with the TNU student leaders!  I found them to be committed to lead effectively and to make a significant impact for Christ.î

For student leaders Leadership Summit is a jump start the approaching school year. The day after the Summit concluded was the day that freshmen moved into the dorms, so student leaders returned from the Summit and immediately went to work