About WLF - The World Leaders Forum | Judson University
 

About the World Leaders Forum

The World Leaders Forum brings recognized world leaders to the Judson University Elgin campus each year with the intent to inspire and ignite a flame of leadership for all who attend.

Purpose of the World Leaders Forum

 

The Purpose of the WLF

  • Educating and investing in tomorrow's business leaders
  • Building greatness in the lives of students
  • Inspiring change and creating a legacy

Event Proceeds

Proceeds from the World Leaders Forum will continually fund the Judson leadership scholars program, innovative entrepreneurial activities and ongoing operational purposes. Proceeds will also benefit the higher education of youth in foster care by providing programs and educational opportunities at Judson University. One of our partners that is expressly devoted to helping with this mission is Foster Progress.

Foster Progress

The Entrepreneurship Program

Judson's Division of Professional Studies launched its accredited MBA program in 2013. As a first step toward creating an entrepreneurial program, Judson is now offering an entrepreneurial certificate that can accompany any traditional undergraduate degree. The university is also researching development of a distinctive entrepreneurial competency within the higher education sector that does not duplicate its existing programs.

Annual Report

Download the 2016 World Leaders Forum Annual Report.

Judson Leadership Scholars

 

About Judson's Leadership Scholar Program

These scholarships are the most prestigious scholarships that Judson students can receive, and only a limited number of recipients are chosen for the honor each year. In order to be eligible, a student must show attributes of creativity, leadership, innovation, mission and faith. They must also maintain good academic standing.

Scholarship Benefits for Students

  • Access to unique opportunities that cultivate an aptitude for leadership.
  • A sponsored ticket to the annual World Leaders Forum Community Event.
  • An opportunity to interview for the World Leaders Forum Internship position during sophomore, junior and senior year at Judson University.
  • Participation in monthly meetings that cover a range of topics including entrepreneurship, leadership development, business etiquette, networking, creativity and innovation.
  • An invitation to the Leadership Scholars Dinner in Chicago - an exclusive reception with the Judson President, a renowned business leader, trustees, and distinguished alumni. Recent speakers have included: Amy McDonald, President of FONA International; Bob Rupczynski, Corporate Vice President, Global Media, CRM and Digital Merchandising at McDonald’s Corporation; Lakita Garth Wright, Media Consultant and Author; Fran Edwardson, CEO of the American Red Cross of Chicago.

2018-2019 Leadership Scholars

Jennifer Carbery
Jennifer Carbery
Bartlett, IL
(Computer Science and Math)
Ce'Nedra Fogg
Ce'Nedra Fogg
Bloomington, IL
(Biblical Studies and Psychology)
Ryan Milkie
Ryan Milkie
De Pere, WI
(Architecture)
Madison Psinas
Madison Psinas
Pekin, IL
(Architecture)
Carista Ritchie
Carista Ritchie
Pingree Grove, IL
(Undecided)
Arianna Wink
Arianna Wink
Canandaigua, NY
(Psychology)

2017-2018 Leadership Scholars

Lucas Schorr
Lucas Schorr
Mundelein, IL
(Christian Ministry)
Maxwell Starcevich
Maxwell Starcevich
Shorewood, IL
(Architecture)
Aiden Stevens
Aiden Stevens
U.S. Virgin Islands
(Architecture)
Bryan Tripp
Bryan Tripp
Chatham, IL
(Music Business and Entrepreneurship)

2016-2017 Leadership Scholars

James Fleshman
James Fleshman
Alexandria, VA
(English Literature)
Lindsey Mellema
Lindsey Mellema
Grand Rapids, MI
(Worship Arts)
Jarod Pletcher
Jarod Pletcher
Lancaster, PA
(Architecture)

2015-2016 Leadership Scholars

Sam Carani
Sam Carani
Gilberts, IL
(Accounting)
Taylor Hiland
Taylor Hiland
New Palestine, IN
(Biochemistry)
Kyra Patterson
Kyra Patterson
Winneconne, WI
(Secondary Education - Mathematics)
Melodie Rivera
Melodie Rivera
Elgin, IL
(Business Management)

2014-2015 Leadership Scholars

Faith Gazdzicki
Faith Gazdzicki
Round Lake, IL
(Psychology)
Kendall Getzinger
Kendall Getzinger
Grayslake, IL
(Graphic Design)
Hannah Kyle
Hannah Kyle
Mahomet, IL
(Graphic Design)
 

WLF Board Members

Mrs. Terri Greeno
Mrs. Terri Greeno
Algonquin, IL
Ms. Merrie Derderian
Ms. Merrie Derderian '09
St. Charles, IL
Dr. Gene Crume
Dr. Gene Crume
West Dundee, IL
Mr. Fran Houlihan
Mr. Fran Houlihan
Barrington, IL
AJ Patton
Mr. A.J. Patton
Chicago, IL

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