Mount Mercy’s Kimberly Moorman receives national SIFE Emerging Leader award

Kimberly MoormanMount Mercy sophomore Kimberly Moorman, a finance major from Coggan, Iowa, has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 SIFE Emerging Leader Award. The national award recognizes an outstanding university student who has demonstrated proven leadership abilities through their participation on a SIFE team and who exhibits the potential to make significant future leadership contributions to the consumer packaged goods industry.

As part of this recognition, Moorman will receive the following:

  • A $5,000 scholarship award to be used for educational purposes
  • The opportunity to attend and be recognized at the annual Grocery Manufacturers Association executive conference 
  • A paid summer internship at the National GMA headquarters office in Washington D.C. 

Her selection also secured a $1,000 project grant to the Mount Mercy University SIFE Team. Applicants were evaluated based on how effectively they were able to unite their team around a shared purpose and, through their leadership influence, elevate the individual performance of their fellow team members and the overall impact achieved by the SIFE team.

Moorman has shown incredible leadership traits in her relatively short time on Mount Mercy’s SIFE team. As a sophomore, she was elected by her peers to serve as the team’s secretary and treasurer. She served as the project lead for the team’s Women’s Empowerment Project, aimed at educating women on resume writing, interviewing basics and successfully applying for a job.

In addition to her work on SIFE, Moorman was also selected to participate in Mount Mercy’s STEPS (Striving Toward Engaged and Purposeful Servant-leadership) program. She also volunteers with the Young Parents Network, where she was asked to be the lead for the school age kids’ room. She regularly serves on programs including the Hills Bank Leadership Program, the Principal Leadership Conference and the National Council on Youth Leadership. She also volunteers her time and talents at her local church.

“It is really humbling to have been chosen as the one SIFE Emerging Leader out of all SIFE students in the nation,” says Moorman. “I’m very appreciative that I was able to be recognized with this award because our SIFE team has a huge impact on our campus and in our community. To be recognized as a leader who has made a large impact on this team and will continue to do so is incredible.”

“Kim has shown strong work ethic, organizational abilities, vision and communication skills, and has pulled together a team for the successful completion of many mission-driven projects,” says Associate Professor of Business and a Sam M. Walton Fellow Bob Walker, Ph.D., who advises the Mount Mercy SIFE team. “She leads by example and does not lose perspective of individual needs or of helping the greater good. Through her leadership, she is able to help other teammates reach their full potential.”

SIFE, the largest student organization in the world, provides students the opportunity to make a difference by developing leadership skills through learning, practicing, and teaching the principles of the free enterprise system.


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