ASHEBORO (June 6, 2018)
Randolph Community College students Brandon Watt of Franklinville and Landon Bare of Liberty graduated from the North Carolina Community Colleges Student Leadership Development Program in Raleigh this spring. Both students also completed their associate degrees and graduated from RCC in May.
RCC’s graduates from the 2017-2018 North Carolina Community Colleges Student Leadership Development Program with RCC staff (from left to right) Chad Williams, vice president for student services; Landon Bare; Kirsten Stovall, former state SGA president and RCC graduate; Brandon Watt; and Shane Bryson, recruitment and student life specialist.
Watt, who served as RCC’s Student Government Association president for the 2017-2018 school year, completed his Business Administration degree in May and was a member of the Beta Theta Rho Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society.
Bare completed his Associate in Arts (College Transfer) degree and was a PTK member. He also graduated from RCC’s Foundation-Luria Student Leadership Academy in 2017.
The mission of North Carolina Community College Student Leadership Development Program is to enhance leadership quality for community college students and increase their knowledge of soft skills to prepare them for professional and civic responsibilities. Each institution may nominate two students, who are then screened by a selection committee.
The primary session of the program lasts six days and is held in the summer on the campus of William Peace University in downtown Raleigh. It consists of numerous workshops, speakers, and group and individual projects. Each student is also required to keep a leadership journal, introduce a speaker/workshop presenter, and write at least one article for the daily newsletter.
Following the summer session are two two-day mini-sessions held during the fall and spring, which extend the leadership training through additional workshops and smaller projects.