Cornerstone UNK

Cultivating and celebrating student leadership and service

The purpose of Cornerstone UNK is to recognize individuals who have attained a high standard of leadership at the collegiate and community level, as well as, empower undergraduates toward higher achievements. Cornerstone UNK fosters leadership development and growth by networking on campus and in the Kearney community, and by self discovery and research.

Standards for eligibility and continuation of membership in Cornerstone UNK include: exemplary character, scholastic excellence, service and leadership in campus life, and good citizenship within the academic and larger community. The officers of Cornerstone UNK are president, vice president and secretary/treasurer.

Cornerstone UNK meets bi-monthly in the Loper Thinktank (Room 151), located on the first floor of the Nebraskan Student Union, on Wednesdays at 4 p.m.

Dear UNK Student,

Cornerstone UNK is a leadership organization that is less about traditional classroom interaction and is more about experiential learning, and personal interaction on and off campus with community and student leaders alike.

This group is similar to communities that have leadership programs for adults and high school students, but is tailored to college students, their schedules, and personal and professional goals.

The group usually meets every other week, on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please allow for meeting from 3:30 to 5:30 on occasion for travel. (You must be able to commit to attending meetings!)

Our meetings consist of business that needs to be transacted, along with tours and leadership speakers. We travel to area businesses and service providers to discover how they work, why they do what they do, and what impact they have on the community and possibly the world. Students applying these experiences to their current and post UNK lives will see how they may be able to fit into such employment or volunteer opportunities.

We have gone to industrial centers like Baldwin Filters, and Kawasaki of Lincoln, The Law Enforcement Centers in Kearney and Grand Island, visited with Mayors, Governors, City Council, and County Boards, areas of interest like, information technology, business opportunities, financial management, personality testing, and community-service.

I hope that gives you a clear introduction into the group! At this time we are looking for students to join Cornerstone UNK for the Fall semester, applications are available now with the need to be returned by the end of the semester. I am including an application you can email back to me. We would like you to seriously consider being a part of this organization. If you apply, you will be placed in a candidate pool for selection, and will be notified if selected, there is a limited number of spots available, so contact me as soon as possible about the chance to be in this prestigious group!

Thank you for your time!

Renae Zimmer

Cornerstone UNK Application