Directions Program

Doane's Mentoring and Leadership Initiative

Even if you’re the new kid, you can be a leader here from Day 1. (But maybe you should unpack first.)

Directions is designed for first-year students who were leaders in high school and want to lead at college and beyond.  Each year, about 32 incoming students are selected to participate and will receive an *annual Hansen Fellows Award of $1,500.   *Students must meet renewal criteria.

Membership comes with:

  • Mentors who teach ways to get involved. They are good at answering life-at-college-questions, too.
  • A two-story suite in Hansen Leadership Hall, an upperclass residence hall.
  • Individual guidance to jumpstart your leadership career.
  • Attend a weekly leadership class which will help you increase and deepen your leadership abilities by exploring leadership theories, obstacles and techniques.

 

It also comes with some expectations:

  • Attendance of Hansen Leadership events, like lectures, workshops or luncheons.
  • Participation in a group service project. Service is the core of leadership, and this provides an opportunity to give back and put leadership skills to use.

 

Eligibility 

To be considered, students should:

  • Apply and be admitted to Doane University by January 31, 2017
  • Have a minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Apply for Directions Program by January 31, 2017
  • Complete a resume
  • Complete essay questions on the application
  • Have a recommendation letter sent
  • Create a short introduction video
  • Complete on-campus interview by February 28, 2017 (also accept Skype, FaceTime, or over the phone)

To schedule an interview contact Suzy Cochnar at 402.826.6767 or suzy.cochnar@doane.edu. For all other questions, contact Abby Vollmer at abby.vollmer@doane.edu.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Abby Vollmer
Director of Hansen Leadership Program
abby.vollmer@doane.edu

Andrew Brown
Assistant Director of Hansen Leadership Program
andrew.brown1@doane.edu

Carrie Lovelace Petr, PhD
Director, Minor in Leadership Studies, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students     carrie.petr@doane.edu

Mack Hansen
Mascot mack.hansen@doane.edu

Mack Hansen, Hansen Leadership Program Mascot

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