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Newest Student Leadership Academy Class Introduced

September 16, 2005 - Collin County Community College District (Collin) recently announced their newest batch of future leaders: members of the Student Leadership Academy (SLA). The SLA is a rigorous semester leadership experience unique to Collin. The course is designed to encourage leadership, integrity, professional development, scholarship and service. The curriculum fosters skills through lecture, guest speakers, student facilitation and team projects. The students earn three credit hours upon completion.

The SLA is modeled after Leadership Plano, Leadership Frisco, Leadership Allen and Citizenship McKinney prototypes.

The 2005-06 Student Leadership Academy participants:

Collin County Community College District recently announced its newest class for the Student Leadership Academy. Those students are: (front row, from left) Carlos Valera, Brian Bartnicki, Bruce Rollins, Jeremy Markham, Daniel White and Rene Cardona; (second row, from left) Lauren Atkinson, Dawn Webber, Denise Tran, Megan Weeks, Cassandra Lemon, Huda Mohamed, Tameka Black and Gabi Estes; (third row, from left) Alex Williams, James "Jay" Wieland, Mikael Walters, Laurel Halter, Liz Eubank and Neil Herkowitz; and (back row, from left) Joanne Michalowski, Nathan Waddell and Geoff Waugespack.

Kathy McHale

Lauren Atkinson

Dawn Webber

Gabi Estes
Laurel Halter
Jeremy Markham
Nathan Waddell

Cassandra Lemon

Rene Vazquez

Huda Mohamed
Geoffrey Waguespack
Mikael Walters

Brian Bartnicki
Tameka Black
Liz Eubank
Neil Herskowitz
Joanne Michalowski
Dung Tran
Carlos Valera
Megan Weeks
Daniel White
Alexander Williams

James "Jay" Wieland

Kelly Rollins

Students participating in the Student Leadership Academy each submitted an academic transcript, three letters of recommendation, a listing of community service, campus organizations and volunteer activities, a list of honors, awards or personal accomplishments and an essay describing why they are interested in the program.

Collin County Community College District serves more than 40,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. In addition, Collin is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.