The Summer Leadership Academy

The Long-Vanderburg Leadership Academy’s focus is to empower students to be passionate and intentional in their journey to develop their personal, academic, social and professional skills as an undergraduate student and scholar at Millikin University.

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See LV Scholars who made a difference during Summer Leadership Academy.

Learn about the requirements & benefits of the LV Program.


FIRST YEAR SCHOLAR

Exploring Identity and Societal Expectations

The major focus of this first semester course is the examination and critique of historical and contemporary societal issues as they relate to social (race, class, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, etc.) identities, while learning about the history of the LV Scholars Program. The course will involve considerable research and writing.

SECOND YEAR SCHOLAR

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LV Scholars enrolled in this course will examine leadership development through the social change model. Students are guided through leadership development and encouraged to participate in leadership opportunities across the Millikin University campus.

 

 

THIRD YEAR SCHOLAR (Global Opportunity)

​Professional Development & Baccalaureate Advancement

LV Scholars will explore career development and post-baccalaureate opportunities. LV Scholars are also encouraged to critically examine and juxtapose their life plans with their core values, passions, and propensities.

Take a peek at videos from MU Long Vanderburg Scholars discussing their Leadership Philosophies:

Global Experience

At Millikin, we believe that global experiences are powerful. They build confidence, encourage students to graduate, and make them more attractive to employers. The Long-Vanderburg Scholars Program has invested in providing global experiences to program participants. Each academic year, the Long-Vanderburg Program offers travel grants to deserving Junior scholars. These students have maintained academic excellence while in the program. Enjoy those student experiences below:

Australia

Chile

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

Cody Rodas

 

 

Cody Rodas

Chemistry

 Ebony Hughey, lv, scholar. leighty tabor, science, '14

Veronica Powell Hughes

Elementary Education

Bianca White

Communication

Bianca White, lv scholar, sister circle president

 

Delphine Iragena

International Business

 

Eastern Europe

France

Italy

London

 

Kimberly Tejada

Digital Media Marketing

 

Maya VanLysebettens

Human Services

 

 

 

 

Sydnee Sturdivant

Alicia Cunningham
​Information Systems

 

Nicholas Truog

Political Science

Nick Truog, lv scholar 
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Rebecca Fonseca

Music Ed Instrumental

 

Mikala Powell

Nursing

 

Shelby Ulrich

Biology: Allied Health Track

 

Madison Boeglin

Biology

 

Brittney Freeman

Music Education - Vocal

Brittney Freeman
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Alexis Leggs

Music Education - Vocal

Alexis Lexi Leggs, tri delta, lv scholar 
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Tess Adamonis

English - Writing

 

Nicholas Roberson

Political Science

 

Eleanor Vestal

Theatre

Eleanor Vestal, lv scholar, alumni 
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Courtney Ginigeme

Athletic Training

 

Heather Banks

Musical Theatre

 

Joshua Miller

Theatre

Joshua Miller, lv scholar, theatre, acting
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London, Edinburgh, & Dublin

Peru

South Africa

Spain

Brian David
Nursing

Ruby Rodriguez Bobadilla
Biology

Shakira Milton
Biology

Shakira Milton, Pi Beta Phi, lv scholar

 

Deja Finley

Chemistry

Deja Finley, DJ, lv scholar, science, leighty tabor

 

Alex Herrera

Biology

Toni Pennington

Psychology

Toni Pennington, lv scholar 
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Heidy Perales

Spanish

 

Diana Juarez

Theatre

 

Jocelyn Hernandez

Marketing 

Jocy, Jocelyn Hernandez, Tabor, lv scholar, alpha chi omega   
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Ketyra Taylor

Management

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Switzerland

 

 

 

Haley Hogenkamp
Management    

Haley Hogenkamp, lv scholar, tri delta

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FOURTH YEAR SCHOLAR

​Demonstrating and Living Scholarship, Leadership, and Service

LV Scholars will develop a final senior capstone research project, paper, or performance. In this course, LV Scholars will develop their final projects with a member of the LV Advisory Committee or a faculty member/mentor.