Eagles Leadership Convocation members begin their study
Gathered for the first session of the Eagles Leadership Convocation are, back from left, An Howard Hill, Brandy Hill, Tony Boutwell, Mitch Brantley, Mandy Hurtt, and Kristi Williamson. Front row from left are Cyndi Bratu, Leia Hill, Victoria Liddell, Whitney Stevens, and Marlo Turner.
Before today's official start of Meridian Community College's Fall Semester 2022, 10 MCCers began their study in the newly-created leadership and professional development program, Eagles Leadership Convocation.
The nine-month program will help hone communication, leadership, and team-building skills that can improve the College and create opportunities for personal growth and success, said Leia Hill, vice president for institutional advancement and executive director of the MCC Foundation.
Participants include Tony Boutwell, director of visual media; Mitch Brantley, guitar instructor; Cyndi Bratu, administrative assistant to the chief financial officer; An Howard Hill, Culinary Arts Technology Program coordinator and instructor; Brandy Hill, Foundation accountant II; Mandy Hurtt, director of recruiting; Victoria Liddell, Out of School Youth director and navigator; Whitney Stevens, financial aid director; Marlo Turner, payroll manager; and Kristi Williamson, circulation/catalog librarian. Their respective MCC vice presidents nominated them.
The topics studied in this one-day-per-month program will include critical thinking and problem solving, legal issues and human resources, customer service and conflict resolution, and diversity and inclusion. Participants will receive a leadership book, a specially-branded shirt, medallion, certificate, and a $500 stipend after completing the program.