Three Students Complete 2017-2018 Fountain-Luria Student Leadership Academy

ASHEBORO (April 24, 2018)

Three students graduated from the 2017-2018 Fountain-Luria Student Leadership Academy at Randolph Community College on March 21, 2018, at a ceremony held in the Martha Luck Comer Conference Center. Asheboro City Schools Superintendent Dr. Terry Worrell was the keynote speaker for the event.

From left, Toni Formato, Nolan Coley and Macy Daniel, graduates of this year's Student Leadership Academy

Graduates of the 2017-2018 Fountain-Luria Student Leadership Academy at RCC were (from left) Toni Formato of Denton, Nolan Coley of Asheboro, and Macy Daniel of Asheboro.

This was the 11th year for the Student Leadership Academy, which has been sponsored since its inception by Dr. Stuart B. Fountain, a former member of the State Board of Community Colleges, and Dr. Alan S. Luria, a former member of RCC’s Board of Trustees.

A smaller cohort this year allowed the planners to streamline and personalize the academy, giving students more time to bond and have one-on-one time with presenters. Participants in this year’s Student Leadership Academy attended daytime sessions throughout the school year with guest speakers focusing on different leadership topics. Each student created a personal portfolio, which was reviewed by a local human resource professional. The participants were also involved in a leadership project, in which they were charged with finding a need in the community and meeting that need. This year’s students worked with the Central Asheboro Boys and Girls Club on the topic of servant leadership.

The graduates of the 2017-2018 Fountain-Luria Student Leadership Academy are Macy Daniel of Asheboro, a Randolph Early College High School junior enrolled in the Associate in Science (College Transfer) program; Nolan Coley of Asheboro, a Funeral Service Education major; and Toni Formato of Denton, who is an Associate in Science (College Transfer) student.