COLUMBIANA, ALA. – Wallace State students Madison Lee, Jessica Fetner, Hunter Mahaffey, Brennen Stricklin, Jodie Farnetti, Joy Sadler and Tanner Robertson represented 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 theme of this year’s event was “Unmasking Leadership,” as approximately 200 students from Alabama’s community colleges engaged and interacted with each other through multiple exercises and activities, allowing them to learn more about how to be efficient and effective leaders as they continue through college and into the workforce.

Led by Amy Gallimore, the Creative Director and CEO of the Tennessee-based Four16 Training Solutions, the SLI group focused on sessions dedicated to stepping outside one’s comfort zone, determining personality traits, enhancing teamwork, learning about proper etiquette and pinpointing certain challenges students face on each campus, including discussions on how to better solve them.

“It’s been beneficial to learn different ways people can become leaders and how to properly handle leadership. It’s helping me as I look to be a leader within our Student Government Association (SGA),” said Stricklin, who’s entering nursing school this fall at Wallace State. “This institute has also given me a different perspective on what works well on other campuses and how we incorporate that at Wallace State, and students from other colleges are interested in what we are doing well.”

Stricklin is from Bremen and went to Cullman High School. Lee is from Hanceville, Fetner and Mahaffey are from Warrior, Farnetti is from Vance, Robertson from Huntsville and Sadler from Birmingham.

Each student group and their college sponsors spent the final hours of the retreat discussing a particular project to better aid their respective campuses and strategic procedures to help enact it.

The annual event is sponsored by the Alabama Deans of Students Affairs Association.

For more information about Wallace State, visit www.wallacestate.edu.

Wallace State students attending the 2017 Student Leadership Institute were, from left, Jodie Farnetti, Tanner Robertson, Hunter Mahaffey, Jessica Fetner, Madison Lee, Joy Sadler and Brennen Stricklin.

Wallace State students attending the 2017 Student Leadership Institute were, from left, Jodie Farnetti, Tanner Robertson, Hunter Mahaffey, Jessica Fetner, Madison Lee, Joy Sadler and Brennen Stricklin.

 

Wallace State’s Brennen Stricklin served as a spokesperson for his group, which was made of up students from different colleges.

Wallace State’s Brennen Stricklin served as a spokesperson for his group, which was made of up students from different colleges.

 

Madison Lee reacts on stage during the Student Leadership Institute.

Madison Lee reacts on stage during the Student Leadership Institute.

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