*Note: Due to the school closing for Hurricane Florence, the application deadline has been extended to 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17.*
ASHEBORO (August 14, 2018)
Applications are being accepted for Randolph Community College’s 12th annual Fountain-Luria Student Leadership Academy. The Academy is named after local leaders Dr. Stuart Fountain and Dr. Alan Luria, who have supported the Student Leadership Academy since its inception in 2008.
Applicants are required to have completed 24 credit hours with RCC as either a Randolph Early College High School student or a regular RCC student, according to Kelly Heath, chair of the SLA Standing Committee. The students must also have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher to be eligible.
The Academy will kick off with a lunch and team building session on Friday, Oct. 5. Four, two-hour additional daytime sessions will be scheduled throughout the fall and spring semesters, to be determined based on participants’ class and work schedules. Session topics will include definitions of leadership, servant leadership, group dynamics/conflict resolution, communicating across generations, personality types and leadership style, and tools of leadership. Participating students be required to take a personality assessment, develop a personal portfolio that will be reviewed with a local human resource professional, and participate in a group community service project. The academy will conclude with a graduation ceremony on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Participants are required to attend all sessions.
Students are selected to attend the Student Leadership Academy through a competitive application process. Interested students must fill out an electronic application form and ask an RCC faculty member to submit a reference form. In addition, applicants will have a brief interview with SLA Committee members.
Students may obtain detailed information, plus links to the application and reference forms, at www.randolph.edu/studentleadershipacademy. Applications and reference forms must be received by 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14.