Snead State Presidential Scholars Participate in Team Building Activities

9/14/2016

Students with Snead State Community College’s Presidential Scholars program learned more about what it means to be a team as they recently participated in an annual retreat. 


The group left recently for Berry College to participate in the BOLD team-building ropes. The Presidential Scholars are mentored by Snead State President Dr. Robert Exley and led by Director of Campus Engagement Brittany Goble.


“Many of the Presidential Scholars do not know each other prior to the retreat each year, but they leave the retreat understanding more of how to work with people with different personalities, different strengths and different backgrounds. They come together as a team, but what they learn are leadership skills that will stay with them the rest of their lives,” said Ms. Goble.


Snead State began its Presidential Scholars program in 2009 as a leadership development opportunity for incoming students who demonstrated excellence with their academics. The Presidential Scholars represent Snead State at a variety of events, including donor recognitions and alumni functions. The students participate in two signature activities each year – the completion of the ropes course at Berry College and participation in a one credit hour seminar course (Leadership and Democracy) requiring a trip to Washington DC. 


The group also completes a minimum of 20 hours of community service per student each year, but the students typically participate in 40 or more hours of community service per student. To qualify for the program, applicants must achieve a minimum 25 ACT score and a 3.75 GPA. Qualified students are selected to the program following an application and interview process.


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