Disciples of Christ students have mentorships in Sudan, Connecticut

Jun 30 2014

Sophomore Alison Lasher walks at night along the Nile river in Sudan.
Sophomore Alison Lasher walks at night along the Nile river in Sudan.

Two Eureka College Disciples of Christ students have mentorships this summer through scholarships they received at Eureka College.

Alison Lasher of Portland, Ore., is mentoring with an Islamic family in Khartoum, Sudan, June 16 through Aug. 4. As part of the mentorship, Lasher is recording her experiences in a blog titled “Sudan through Muslim Eyes.” She is a sophomore studying philosophy and religion.

Colton Lott of Ada, Okla., is mentoring with the director of emergency housing at Christian Community Action, Inc., New Haven, June 2 through Aug. 8. He is assisting with children’s programming, including a summer camp, at the social services agency that provides emergency shelter, transitional housing, food, advocacy, leadership education and training and other support to those who are poor. Lott is a junior studying philosophy and religion in the pre-seminary program.

The mentorships are part of the students’ full-tuition Disciples Leadership Program Scholarship. The four-year scholarship is based on membership in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), leadership, academic excellence and the commitment to explore during college a life of faith-based servant leadership. Scholars receive two on-site mentorships exploring service anywhere in the world. The program pays for travel and living expenses for the mentorships.

For more information about the Disciples Leadership Program, contact Eureka College Chaplain Bruce Fowlkes or visit the Disciples Leadership Program page.