Four junior class Palm Beach Atlantic students demonstrated servant leadership as interns at the five-week Student Leadership University (SLU) 101 this summer. SLU is an organization that holds conferences to inspire and educate incoming college students about leadership. Palm Beach Atlantic sponsors a group at the summer conferences in Orlando for high school students and incoming college freshman to attend.
Jonathan Lyons, SLU 101 program coordinator, oversaw the interns during the summer program. He explained that they represented PBA well and each made significant contributions to the summer staff team.
Nursing major Drew Mydock served as the media coordinator. Mydock is an assistant resident director of Rinker Hall at PBA. He has technology experience and helped the SLU staff in improving their program. Lyons commented, “He was someone I could trust to execute any task with precision and excellence.”
Psychology student Tristan Link served as the product coordinator. Link is a member of the student activities board at PBA and serves on the Steering committee. Lyons described Link as a “real trooper” and didn’t let any bumps in the road get her down. “She was consistently patient with her peers and always made work fun,” said Lyons.
Cross-cultural studies major James Davisson served as one of the singles coordinators. Davisson serves as a discipleship assistant and presidential ambassador at PBA. “His exuberant spirit, kind heart and infectious smile made him the perfect fit. His sensitivity to the Holy Spirit was an asset and a blessing,” said Lyons.
Communication student Bailey Eldridge served as the hotel coordinator. Eldridge serves as PBA’s presidential ambassador coordinator, a career peer strategic coordinator and student government events coordinator. “Bailey is perhaps one of most productive and effective workers I have ever served alongside. I am so grateful for her servant’s heart and impressive work ethic,” said Lyons.
“Student Leadership University does such an amazing job with teaching leadership principles like time management, working on a team and pursuing excellence. The internship is a place where you truly get immersed in those principles and get to put them into practice,” said Eldridge.
“I hope students walk away from SLU 101 understanding that leadership begins at the feet of Jesus,” says Brent Crowe, Vice Present of SLU. “Students are better equipped to lead when they understand the world around them through the lens of scripture. Playing a part in the leadership journey of the next generation is an honor and privilege that we do not take lightly.”