A group of students at Missouri University of Science and Technology have won the national Student Award for Leadership Training (SALT) for their training/teaching module titled “Making Leaders by Making Friends.” The SALT award recognizes outstanding leadership training programs developed and executed by students, for students.
The students are members of Missouri S&T’s Shamrock Chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH). They won the regional title in October 2009.
Representatives from both the National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH), the largest student-run not-for-profit organization in the United States, and the American College Personnel Association (ACPA), a comprehensive student affairs association, read bids from around the country to determine the national winner. This year, 11 bids were submitted from seven regions. Missouri S&T’s NRHH chapter was notified they had earned the award on Jan. 20.
The bid’s authors, Matt Hume, a senior in engineering management from St. Peters, Mo., and Rob Sager, a senior in metallurgical engineering from Hazelwood, Mo., will select members of the team to present the group’s module at two national conferences. The ACPA conference is scheduled from March 20-24, in Boston, and the NACURH 2010 conference is scheduled from June 21-24, at the University of California, San Diego. The Shamrock Chapter’s advisor is Kristi Schulte, associate director of residential life at Missouri S&T.