Purpose

About the World Leaders Forum

Purpose

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 World Leaders Forum events fund two unique programs at Judson: the Roeser Scholars program which is focused on leadership development and the RISE program which provides students with intellectual disabilities the college experience. The World Leaders Forum also supports other nonprofits in the Chicago area and nationally as well as entrepreneurial and innovative initiatives that benefit students, the community and other partners of the World Leaders Forum. This year, we are excited to share that a portion of the proceeds will also support The Eric Liddell Community, an Edinburgh care charity and community hub founded in 1980, in honor of the anniversary of the inspirational 1924 Paris Olympics gold medalist, Eric Liddell. Thank you for investing in tomorrow’s leaders.

Judson’s Roeser Scholars

World Leaders Forum Scholars

About Judson’s Roeser 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

  • A sponsored ticket to World Leaders Forum events.
  • An opportunity to interview for the World Leaders Forum Internship position during sophomore, junior and senior year at Judson University.
  • Access to unique opportunities that cultivate an aptitude for leadership.
  • Participation in monthly meetings that cover a range of topics including entrepreneurship, leadership development, business etiquette, networking, creativity and innovation.
  • An invitation to the annual Scholars Dinner – an exclusive reception with Judson’s President, a renowned business leader, trustees, and distinguished alumni. Recent speakers have included: Andy-John Kalkounos, Business Owner, Entrepreneur and Public Servant; Jacqueline Camacho Ruiz, Founder of JJR Marketing, Entrepreneur, Renowned Author and Sports Pilot; 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.
Scholars Dinner
Scholars Dinner

2021-2022 Roeser Scholars

Chase Ashcraft

Gosport, Ind.
(Management)

Roeser Scholar

Ashley Gutteridge

Chicago, Ill.
(Secondary Education and Math)

Roeser Scholar

Delia Tacheny

Hugo, Minn.
(Interior Design)

Roeser Scholar

Katherine Breinig

Chicago, Ill.
(Computer Science)

Roeser Scholar

Jackson Fry

Martinsville, Ind.
(Architecture)

Roeser Scholar

Jeanene Canul

Belize, Calif.
(Architecture)

Roeser Scholar

Kayleigh Mackintosh

Sterling, Colo.
(Pre-med)

Roeser Scholar

Rayna Mall

Cherry Hill, N.J.
(Architecture)

Roeser Scholar

Sydnie Elder

Belvidere, Ill.
(Management)

Roeser scholar

Zaria Boozer

Indian Land, S.C.
(Management)

Roeser Scholar

Brenna McGuire

Geneseo, Ill.
(Architecture)

Lillie Whitehead

Gilbert, Ariz.
(Architecture)

WLF Scholar

Haven Beyer

Middleville, Mich.
(Music Business and Entrepreneurship)

2020-2021 Roeser Scholars

Erin Aubrey

Dakota, Ill.
(Elementary Education)

WLF Scholar

Abigail Belson

Lemont, Ill.
(Architecture)

WLF Scholar

Trey Lehman

Berne, Ind.
(Architecture)

WLF Scholar

Bethany Newman

Appleton, Wisc.
(Studio Art)

WLF Scholar

Broderick Solbrig

Lindenhurst, Ill.
(Architecture and Studio Art)

2019-2020 Roeser Scholars

Rebecca Colson

Belvidere, Ill.
(Psychology and Christian Ministries)

Roeser Scholar

Ethan Kohl

Harrisonville, Mo.
(Computer Science and Business Management)

PG Nkalang’ango

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
(Computer Science and Business Management)

Roeser scholar

PJ Nkalang’ango

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
(Architecture)

WLF scholar

Malina Sanchez

Chicago, Ill.
(Early Childhood Education)

The World Leaders Forum Board

WLF Board Members

WLF Trustee

Mark Vargas ’04

WLF trustee

Merrie Meadows ’09

Jacqueline Ruiz

Tim Schofield ’14

A.J. Patton

Michael Dutton

WFL trustee

Austin Rabine

WLF trustee

Gene Crume

Entrepreneurial Studies at Judson University

Judson University offers programs in entrepreneurship for students in our traditional Business department, as well as for non-traditional students in the Division of Professional Studies (DPS). Both of these academic units offer a certificate in entrepreneurship that is available for all students, no matter which major they are pursuing. The DPS entrepreneurship certificate is also offered online and available to non-degree students outside of Judson University.