First Leaders

First Leaders


The object of this group will be to promote the office of student and family transitions to the UNK Student body, to function as an advisory board to the Assistant Director, to build UNK’s future leaders and to help plan and participate in SFT campus events. FIRST Leaders will work closely with United Way to help enrich our student’s community knowledge and involvement, focusing specifically on providing service-learning opportunities to UNK Students.

Meetings: Every other Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. (Student Union Antelope Room)

Learning Outcomes of Personal Growth

UNK Student Affairs: Be the Difference Curriculum. Be Blue. Be Gold. Be Bold.

Students will be able to strategically communicate on a variety of platforms that contribute in a positive way toward community. They will be able to see conflict as an opportunity for growth that leads to learning. Students will become life-long learners by identifying learning strategies that work for them and anticipating applications to future challenges. They will be able to adapt to various professional environments and find ways to thrive personally and contribute meaningfully to those cultures.

First Leaders will:

  • Describe Strategies for effective communication
  • Utilize effective learning strategies in their personal and professional lives

2021-2022 Officers:

Grace McDonald-President
Grace Tolstedt-Vice President
Ian Anderson-Secretary/Treasurer
Wynn Cannon-Public Relations Chair
Tanner Butler-Volunteer Coordinator/United Way Ambassador


  • Blue Gold Welcome Orientation
  • Loper Leader Training
  • Welcome Home Orientation
  • The Big Event
  • United Way project


Office of Student and Family Transitions
142A/M UNK Student Union
University of Nebraska at Kearney

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