Vance-Granville student selected for program

Jul. 19, 2013 @ 10:58 PM

Theresa Chiplis of Norlina, a student at Vance-Granville Community College, has been selected to participate in the 2013-2014 N.C. Community College Student Leadership Development Program.

Since 1999, the program has been conducted by the N.C. Community College System to enhance the leadership quality of student participants and to better prepare them for professional and civic responsibilities.

Chiplis and fellow participants met for an intensive session at William Peace University, Raleigh. They attended workshops on leadership skills and team-building during the day and at night worked on a group project.

Chiplis’ eight-person group prepared an anti-bullying workshop, which she plans to present to students at the college this fall.

Guest speakers during the session included N.C. Community College System president Dr. Scott Ralls and Central Piedmont Community College instructor Juliet Laughlin.

During the week, participants also visited the N.C. General Assembly.

Students will meet again for two-day mini-sessions in the fall and in the spring before graduating.