Lone Star College System's Collegiate Leadership Institute is currently seeking participants for the 2008-2009 program. CLI was created five years ago to provide an opportunity to enhance leadership skills in LSCS students while learning more about their community.
The program which begins in September 2008 will contain six sessions including a service project and conclude in April 2009 with a graduation ceremony.
"Being part of CLI broadened my view of what a leader is," said Lorena Urbina, Lone Star College-CyFair student.
"As a CLI graduate, I have learned to grow as an individual and a leader to further serve my community and others," said Urbina.
Applicants must have the ability and commitment to attend all of the sessions, be currently enrolled at a Lone Star College campus or center, and plan to enroll for fall 2008 and spring 2009. A selection committee from each campus will review the applicants and make final selections.
"Collegiate Leadership Institute is one of the best programs available through LSCS," said Lone Star College-Kingwood student, Brittney O'Rear.
"This program has not only shown me what I'm capable of, it showed me that you can't choose to be a leader; leadership chooses you," said O'Rear.
The purpose of the program is to educate and mentor emerging student leaders for diverse roles of leadership linking the colleges, the system and the community.
Applications are available at all LSCS student activities offices. Completed applications must be returned and processed by Sept. 10 with student activities program managers.
LSC-CyFair: Holly Williams
LSC-Kingwood: John Turner
LSC-Montgomery: Joseph Maurer
LSC-North Harris: Dan Mitsven
LSC-Tomball: Shannon Marino
Lone Star College System consists of five colleges, including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers and LSC-University Center. With 49,250 students, it is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and third largest community college district in Texas. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.