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Student Leadership Academy Opens New Class

November 18, 2005 - Collin County Community College District (Collin) is looking for a few good leaders.

The colleges Student Leadership Academy will offer LEAD 2301 this spring as a follow up to its initial course, LEAD 1301.

Students interested in the course must have a 2.5 cumulative grade point average and fill out an application packet available at the Student Life offices on the Central Park, Preston Ridge and Spring Creek campuses. The application deadline is Thursday, Dec. 15. For information, call Spring Creek Campus at 972.881.5085; Preston Ridge Campus at 972.377.1789; Central Park Campus at 972.548.6508.

There is no prerequisite for LEAD 2301 and students are allowed to take the two Student Leadership Academy courses out of order. Only 25 students are accepted into the class each semester.

The Student Leadership Academy is a rigorous semester leadership experience unique to Collin. The course 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.

LEAD 2301 will differ from 1301 by including lessons on morality, organization design, followership and much more. Students will be challenged to examine crisis situations and how leaders responded in those circumstances.

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

As part of the application packet, students participating in the Student Leadership Academy must submit an academic transcript, three letters of recommendation and an essay.

Pick up an application packet at any of the Student Life offices at: Spring Creek Campus, F129; Preston Ridge Campus, A185; and Central Park Campus, D109.

Collin County Community College District (Collin) serves more than 40,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.