Northwest students participate in Apex Leadership summit at Ole Miss

APEXstudentsFour Northwest Mississippi Community College students participated in the Third Annual Community College Apex Leadership Summit July 20-22 at The University of Mississippi. Students from statewide community colleges participated in leadership training sessions throughout the weekend.

Sharkey Luna of Coldwater, J.J. Kilpatrick of Batesville and Lance Richey and Paige McClure, both of Senatobia attended the summit with Abby Embrey, assistant director of Recruiting.

According to Embrey, the students participated in team-building exercises with other student leaders from community colleges all over the state. They spent time in groups working on team projects, community service activities and participated in a rope course challenge. “MY favorite part of APEX was the team-building exercises. It allowed us to use our different strengths, and we pulled those all together to make our project successful,” McClure said.

Luna and Kilpatrick both received MVP awards and $250 book scholarships for when they transfer to Ole Miss.

“We love going to APEX. It’s the perfect opportunity for our students to spend time together and with other students that they may one day work with after their time at Northwest. APEX offers and opportunity to build leadership skills, and I can always see a difference in our students when they return from the conference,” Embrey said.

For more information about Northwest, visit the website at www.northwestms.edu.

 Story by LaJuan Tallo, Communications Assistant

Pictured: Northwest Mississippi Community College student recruiters attended the Third Annual Community College Apex Leadership Summit July 20-22 at The University of Mississippi where students from statewide community colleges participated in leadership training sessions and team building exercises. Pictured are (front row, l-r), Abby Embrey, assistant director of Recruiting; Paige McClure of Senatobia and (second row, l-r) Sharkey Luna of Coldwater, J.J. Kilpatrick of Batesville and Lance Richey of Senatobia. (Photo submitted)

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