COLUMBIANA, ALA. – Enterprise State students Maggie Johnson, Kyle Kennington, Zahra Vance, and Matti Hines were chosen to represent the college last week at the Student Leadership Institute (SLI) hosted by the Alabama Community College System at the Alabama 4-H Center in Columbiana. The Student Leadership Institute is held every summer by the Alabama Deans of Student Affairs Association and invites student leaders to come and participate in a fun learning experience that encourages leadership skills and meeting other student leaders. Maggie, Kyle, Zahra, and Matti are active in many organizations on campus including the Student Government Association, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and ESCC Ambassadors.
The theme of this year’s event, which wrapped up Friday morning, was “Unmasking Leadership,” allowing approximately 200 students from Alabama’s community colleges to engage and interact with each other through multiple exercises and activities.
The SLI group focused on sessions dedicated to team development, networking practices, preparing to lead, learning about proper etiquette and pinpointing certain challenges students face on each campus, including discussions on how to better solve them.
“It’s awesome to be around people your age from other colleges and see the similarities you have with them. It’s a great networking opportunity, and it’s been nice to work as teams towards certain goals,” said Zahra, a sophomore at Enterprise State. “It’s a tremendous honor to represent Enterprise State. I love Enterprise State, and I’m thankful to be here.”
Zahra is a New Brockton High School graduate, Maggie graduated from Elba High School, Kyle and Matti both graduated from Enterprise High School.
Enterprise State Community College is a comprehensive community college which serves nearly 2,000 students annually between its Enterprise campus and the Alabama Aviation Colleges in Albertville, Andalusia, Mobile and Ozark. Each campus and sites currently fulfills the Alabama Community College System’s mission for education and training which leads to high-wage, high-demand jobs in integral careers worldwide. Students can obtain Associate’s degrees and certificates through multiple programs at the college.
CUTLINE: Left to right: Kyle Kennington, Maggie Johnson, Zahra Vance, and Matti Hines represent Enterprise State Community College at the Student Leadership Institute