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Celebrating Student Accomplishment and Focusing on Leadership

Submitted by on November 8, 2013 – 1:41 pmNo Comment

Dr. Thomas C. Leitzel, SFSC President

Recently, SFSC held two events that served to remind us that supporting student success is not only what we do, it is something we do very well.

On Friday, Oct. 25, SFSC hosted a Leadership Development Summit for high school students.  It was sponsored by Phi Beta Lambda and the Student Government Association (SGA).  The summit united high school student business leaders with SFSC student business leaders.  The topics for the day focused on building leaders and the impact that accompanies dedicated leadership. Later that same day, SFSC celebrated the induction of 65 students into Phi Theta Kappa. The ceremony was beautiful, and it captured the time-honored tradition of academic excellence.

What I immediately noticed were two groups of dedicated students who looked to higher education to help them advance and embrace academics and leadership.  It suggested to me that students, both in high school and at the college level, care. They were willing to spend their time exploring meaningful topics and engaging in special learning activities outside of the classroom.

These types of activities warm the heart.  It is at the core of our mission.  Students demonstrated a willingness to become involved in leadership activities.  More importantly, the venue provided an expanded opportunity for students to become active and engaged in wholesome topics that shape futures, including service, scholarship, leadership, and fellowship.

I commend the dedicated individuals at SFSC for upholding the values of leadership through events that remind us that true leadership requires selfless dedication.  Let’s always lift high the elements of academics and leadership, as our world needs more smart leaders.

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