Wiregrass students attend a Fall Leadership Conference

November 29, 2012

Fall Leadership attendees

Front Row (L-R): Shabreka Young of Ocilla; Lakeidra Fields of Douglas; Candace Dean of Morven. Middle Row: Latrina Cope of Douglas; LaSandra Tucker of Fitzgerald; Eric Mizell of Douglas; Joseph McRae of Douglas; Jaqueline Hickman of Valdosta; Akeena West of Valdosta; Carrie Troupe of Adel; Heather Kendall of Fitzgerald; Maisha Lundy of Adel; Felicia Anderson-Linton of Cecil; Ralph Haldane of Hahira; Yolanda Presley of Douglas; Jessica Walls of Fitzgerald; Lisa Howell, Wiregrass Student Leadership Council Advisor; Olympia Boone of Fitzgerald; Henry McCray of Lake Park; and Bernard Williams of Valdosta. Back Row: Cassandra Jordan, Wiregrass NTHS Advisor; Anthony Frazier of Fitzgerald; Jennie Welch of Adel; Lyn-Lee Hursey of Douglas; Jennifer Tyler of Hahira; Amanda Wilcox of Adel; Jacqueline Hickman Wiregrass WGCF Advisor; Kelley Wetherington, Wiregrass Student Leadership Council Advisor. Not pictured: Alison Watkins, National Technical Honor Society State Advisor and Quita Jones, Statewide Student Leadership State Advisor.

Valdosta, GA— Wiregrass student organization officers and leaders from the Wiregrass Georgia Collegiate Fellowship Club, the National Technical Honor Society, and the Student Leadership Council attended the Georgia Fall Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia on November 16, 17 and 18. They were joined by student officers and leaders from the every college in the Technical College System of Georgia.

The weekend offered training to enhance the students’ knowledge of their respective officer positions, as well as leadership sessions on Business Etiquette, Competitive Speaking, and Communication. The weekend also gave the students the time to network with their peers from across the state.

During the conference students had the opportunity to work on several community service projects. More than $2,400 was raised for the March of Dimes, $250 for the American Cancer Society, 800 books were collected for “Books for Bright Beginners” program, toys were collected for “Toys for Tots” program, and students collected blankets and coats for Hurricane Sandy victims. Wiregrass Georgia Collegiate Fellowship Club representatives raised $600 from the sale of bracelets made by Haitian Artists. These funds will go toward the Wiregrass Adopt-A-Family Program and the Haitian Relief Fund. Wiregrass students also collected over 100 pounds of Pop Tabs for the Ronald McDonald House.

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College was well represented not only in attendance at the conference but in organizing the conference activities. Wiregrass students Henry McCray, Statewide Student Leadership State Historian/Reporter; Latrina Cope, National Technical Honor Society State Treasurer; Akeena West, National Technical Honor Society State Vice President; and Jaqueline Hickman National Technical Honor Society State Historian/Reporter were instrumental coordinating the weekend activities.

Anthony Frazier, Bernard Williams

Wiregrass Georgia Collegiate Fellowship students Anthony Frazier and Bernard Williams sell bracelets to raise funds for charity.

Students representing WGTC

These students are representing Wiregrass Georgia Technical College as statewide officers; Henry McCray of Lake Park; Latrina Cope of Douglas; Akeena West of Valdosta; and Jaqueline Hickman of Valdosta.