News Release

Dalton State International Wins First Place at Leadership Conference

February 21, 2012

Dr. John Schwenn
Winning students from Dalton State College are, from left, Albert Mathenge, Iman Soliman and Eloa Menezes.

Three students from Dalton State College won first place and a cash award of $300 at a recent leadership seminar at the University of Georgia. The goal of this year’s case study challenge was to come up with a creative solution for lowering the use of cigarettes among college students.

The 16th annual Georgia Collegiate Leadership conference, organized by the University of Georgia’s Leadership Resource Team and Center for Student Organizations, took place at the Tate Student Center on Saturday, February 11, 2012.

This year’s theme ‘You Can Follow, But Can You Lead?’ offered students from multiple colleges and universities the opportunity to test their critical thinking, creativity, and teamwork abilities as well as organizational, problem solving, and speaking skills. 

A case study challenge was organized to enhance the leadership skills and abilities of undergraduate students. 

“Most of the students who attend GCLC are heavily involved in student clubs and organizations on their campuses,” says Joshua Podvin, senior coordinator for the Center for Student Organizations and an advisor for the Leadership Resource Team.

The three students of Dalton State International, Eloa Menezes, President, Albert Mathenge, Vice-President, and Iman Soliman participated in this case study challenge that focused on cigarette use among college students.

According to the judges their creative solution “stood out from the crowd” and they just “knocked it out of the park.”
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