Laura Confer, a senior in mechanical engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, received the school’s Extraordinary Student Leader Award at the annual Student Leaders Banquet that was held on April 11 at the Havener Center on campus.
The selection criteria for the award includes time and effort, impact on the campus community, scope of leadership ability, variety of positions served, a demonstrated desire to sustain leadership beyond responsibilities, and internal motivation and drive.
Confer, of St. Louis, was recognized for multiple roles she has served, including as a Preview, Registration and Orientation (PRO) student leader, as an Associated Students of the University of Missouri representative, as well as membership in Phi Eta Sigma and the Society of Women Engineers. Most notably, she recently completed a two-year commitment as the student representative to the University of Missouri’s Board of Curators, where she served on the search committee for the new University of Missouri System president, Tim Wolfe.
Created in 1994, 20 students have been recognized with the Extraordinary Student Leader Award.