Asbury Initiative Grants award servant leadership internships

Initiative GrantsWILMORE, KY—The Selection Committee for the Asbury Initiative Grant for Servant Leadership announce the awardees for the 2007 year. 

The Asbury Initiative Grant provides summer internships for Asbury College juniors, seniors and graduating seniors to perform volunteer service in the areas of international community, social and economic development in developing countries. The internships provide Asbury College students with valuable experiences outside the classroom, which may motivate them to consider careers in international service. This grant covers all of the expenses incurred for this opportunity.

2007 Asbury Initiative Grant Recipients:

Carolyn Agee ’08—Uganda
Kristen Byler ’08—Mexico
Sandi Calhoun ’08—Uganda
Kara Chick ’07—Zimbabwe
Sara Hatcher ’08—Taiwan
Mark Hepner ’08—Honduras
Elisabeth Key ’09—Hungary
Bethany Lowe ’08—Namibia
Richie Menear ’07—Tibet
Rebekah Ann Miller ’07—Zimbabwe
Jared Odor ’08—Honduras
Shelly Reeves ’08—Guatemala
Felice Stanton ’07—Dominican Republic
Tiffany Walz ’08—China
Melissa Waterman ’08—Mexico

initiative grants

The Asbury Initiative Grant was established in 2003 with a pledge of $1 million from Phyllis McRoberts ’53 West and her husband, Stephen R. West, in honor of the life and ministry of Ernest M. Steury, M.D. ’53 and Mrs. Jennie Sue Groce ’54 Steury who served as missionaries in Kenya with World Gospel Mission.

The grants cover up to $10,000 for expenses related to transportation, lodging, meals, miscellaneous expenses related to the internship, and a stipend to partially cover lost wages. To date, this program has allowed 49 students to perform volunteer service in 28 countries. Total dollars awarded exceed $291,000. For more information, visit


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