Ambassador attends leadership institute


First Posted: 1/15/2009

Robeson Community College Student Ambassador Timothy L. Sampson attended the June 2006 Student Leadership Institute (SLI) at Peace College in Raleigh.
To be accepted by the SLI students must be enrolled in the North Carolina Community College System and have at least one full year remaining as a student. Students are nominated by college administrators and then are screened by a selection committee. To be nominated, students must commit for one year and arrange or facilitate two to five workshops on their campus or in their community. The Student Leadership Institute can only admit 30 students a year.
Not only was the SLI founded to enhance the leadership quality of student participants but also to better prepare them for professional and civic responsibilities. Students are provided information and tools through many varying workshops and then challenged to put their knowledge to work through group and individual projects.
Sampson is scheduled to graduate in May with an associate of applied science degree. He plans to transfer to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he will major in biology and chemistry.
Sampson lives in Lumberton and is the son of Bonnie and Tedray Sampson.

New instructors
Heather Jacobs graduated from Duke University School of Nursing with a bachelor of science degree in nursing in December 2003. Jacobs is pursuing an MSN in education from Duke with an anticipated graduation date in May.
Michelle Rising is a part-time nursing instructor. Rising graduated in 2001 with an associate's degree in nursing from Robeson Community College. Rising has a master of science in nursing (nurse-midwifery concentration) degree from East Carolina University.
Renee Taylor graduated in 1988 with an associate degree's in nursing from Robeson Community College. Taylor has a BSN from The University of North Carolina at Pembroke and is pursuing her master's degree in nursing education.

RCC co-author
Business and Office Systems Technology instructor Audra B. Harris shared a publication with Ramin Maysami, a faculty member at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, in the October 2005 issue of &#8220The Inter-national Business Law Journal.” The paper was titled “Review and Critique of the American Interstate and Branch Banking Regulatory Framework.”
Harris holds an MBA from UNC-Pembroke.
Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society recently inducted 15 new Robeson Community College members recently. Inducted were Gwendolyn Morgan, Wanda Murchison, Sherry Oxendine, Elaine Parker, Genia, Stephens, William Thompson, Lindsay Warwick, Sherry Barnes, James Chavis III, Chalonda Colemen, Angelia Govan, Crystal Harris, Allyson House, Bobby Mauldin, and Sheila Miles.
Micah Sampson, Electrical/Electronics instructor, is the society's faculty advisor.

Important date
July 10 through Aug. 4 is fall semester registration.

– Billye Ammons is the public relations director for Robeson Community College.

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