Erica Spivey, English and Communication student at Cape Fear Community College, recently graduated from the North Carolina Community College Student Leadership Institute. Spivey was selected to take part in the program after being nominated by CFCC.
The NCCC Student Leadership Institute (SLI) offers hands-on leadership training to thirty community college students per year. Participants engage in workshops, interactive seminars, and other activities to develop individual leadership potential. Students learn how to communicate effectively, make decisions, and work well with peers.
Spivey says her experiences at the SLI allowed her to “bring back fresh ideas to be implemented at the college, develop on a personal level, gain communication and leadership skills, and glean wisdom and tips from college administrators throughout the North Carolina Community College System.”
Spivey has demonstrated leadership on the CFCC campus by serving as an ambassador for the college and President of the Alpha Chi Sigma branch of Phi Theta Kappa, the international academic honor society for community colleges. In addition, she was inducted as the 2008-2009 Regional Vice President of North Carolina for Phi Theta Kappa. Spivey is also the recipient of the 2008 Carolinas Region Joan Keller Scholarship and was recently named CFCC’s 2009 Student Employee of the Year. She will be one of the student speakers for the CFCC Foundation’s Gift of Education Luncheon on May 21, 2009.