Fountain-Luria Student Leadership Academy

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Do you have leadership potential?

Make plans to participate
in Randolph Community College's annual
Fountain-Luria
Student Leadership Academy beginning each fall.

 

 Graduates of the 2017-2018 Randolph Community College Student Leadership Academy are pictured above.

 

*Note: Due to the school closing for Hurricane Florence, the application deadline has been extended to 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17.*


Randolph Community College’s Fountain-Luria Student Leadership Academy provides a dynamic, intensive student leadership training/motivational experience to students who are selected in a competitive process by the Student Leadership Academy Committee.

Student Leadership Academy logo

Topics will include the following:

  • What is Leadership
  • Team Building
  • Servant Leadership
  • Group Dynamics/Conflict Resolution
  • Communicating Across Generations
  • Personality Types and Leadership Style
  • Tools of Leadership
  • Dealing with Failure/Bouncing Back

2018-2019 Schedule

Important dates are listed below. Participants are required to attend each of these events.

Applications available NOW! (see bottom of page)
Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, 5 p.m.
- Deadline for submission of applications.

Week of Sept. 17, 2018 - Interviews with candidates.
Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, 3 p.m. - Time by which applicants will be notified of acceptance into the Academy.
Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, 10 a.m.-12:15 p.m. - Lunch and Session I: Team Building, Overview of Program, and What is Leadership.
Four, two-hour daytime sessions to be determined based on participant class and work schedules.
Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, 5 p.m. -
Deadline to submit personality assessment results.
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2108, 5 p.m. - Deadline for submission of project proposal to faculty advisors.
Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, 3 p.m. – Deadline for submission of portfolios.
Tues.-Thurs., January 22-24, 2019, Times TBA - One-on-one portfolio review sessions.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 3:30-5 p.m. - Graduation practice.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 6 p.m. – Student Leadership Academy Graduation (with student presentations), followed by reception.


Dr. Stuart Fountain Dr. Alan Luria

Fountain-Luria Student Leadership Academy

Sponsors of the Fountain-Luria Student Leadership Academy are Dr. Stuart B. Fountain (left) and Dr. Alan S. Luria (right) through the Randolph Community College Foundation.

Dr. Stuart Fountain and Dr. Alan Luria have supported the Student Leadership Academy financially since its inception in 2008. Because of their continued support, the Student Leadership Academy was named after them in 2015.


What is required for Academy participants?

• Participants are required to attend ALL sessions (see schedule above).
(an excused absence for extenuating circumstances must have prior written approval by the committee chair and your designated advisor(s); the request must be made in writing (email OK).

• Participants must take the personality type indicator test and submit results to Kelly Heath at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Monday, Oct. 8. The link to the test will be emailed to all accepted members of the Academy.

• Participants must complete a group leadership project and present the project results at graduation. Groups will be required to develop a group contract with expectations of group members. Keep in mind that group projects involve time in meetings with team members to plan the project and time executing the project. Project proposals will be due to your faculty advisors by Wednesday, Nov. 21.

• Participants must develop a personal portfolio (due by Dec. 7), which will be reviewed by a Human Resource professional during a mock interview between Tuesday, Jan. 22 and Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019.

• Appropriate business casual or professional dress is required at all sessions. Further details on this will be given to students accepted into the Academy.

(Failure to complete any of these requirements is grounds for dismissal from the Academy.)
 

Who may apply?

• Any student who has completed 24 credit hours in a curriculum program at RCC with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher is eligible to apply.

How to apply? (Complete all steps)

1. Complete the attached two-page electronic application, completely and concisely, and submit an electronic copy (either Word or pdf) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 3 p.m. on Friday, September 14, 2017.

2018-19 Student Leadership Academy Application (Word format - fill out the form and submit electronically)

2018-19 Student Leadership Academy Application (Adobe pdf format - fill out the form and submit electronically)

(Note: pdf forms must be downloaded to your desktop and opened in Adobe Reader in order to fill out and save.)

2. Each applicant must also ask one RCC faculty member to submit a confidential electronic letter of reference (see form provided below). This letter of reference is to be submitted by the faculty member directly to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. by 3 p.m. on Sept. 14. Questions on the application process may be addressed to Cathy Hefferin, 336-633-0208 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2018-19 Student Leadership Academy Faculty Reference (Word format - send form to instructor and ask him/her to submit electronically)

2018-19 Student Leadership Academy Faculty Reference (Adobe pdf format - send form to instructor and ask him/her to submit electronically)

(Note: pdf forms must be downloaded to your desktop and opened in Adobe Reader in order to fill out and save.)

3. All applicants will be briefly interviewed by two SLA committee members during the week of Sept. 17, 2018. SLA Committee Chair Kelly Heath will contact you to set up that interview.