Northwest student recruiters participate in leadership summit

Four Northwest Mississippi Community College student recruiters participated in the 10th Annual Community College APEX Leadership Summit May 19-21 at the University of Mississippi. Students from statewide community colleges participated in leadership training sessions throughout the weekend.

Gabe Waldrop, Kira Adams and Shukira King, all of Senatobia and Kaleb Joyner of Batesville attended the summit with Abby Embrey, assistant director of Recruiting.

According to Embrey, the students stayed on campus at the Luckyday Residential College and met student leaders from other community colleges across the state. They participated in group activities where they created their own team name, team flag, and completed a group project introducing a child toy and explaining how that toy relates to teamwork.  They also learned more about themselves with the Myers Briggs Personality Test and spent a full morning at the Rebel Challenge Course at the Ole Miss Intramural Fields.

“My favorite thing about APEX was meeting new people. Making connections is part of college that is almost as important as getting a degree.  I met a lot of new people that I plan on keeping in touch with for a long time,” Waldrop said.

Embrey stated that King’s team won First Place-Overall. King received an application fee waiver, as well as an orientation fee waiver if she decides to attend Ole Miss after Northwest.

Adams’ team placed Second Place-Overall. Adams received an application fee waiver if she decides to attend Ole Miss after Northwest.

“This is my 9th year attending the APEX Leadership Conference with our student recruiters, and Ole Miss never disappoints us. They do an excellent job showing our student leaders the importance of knowing yourself, the people you communicate with, and how important it is to know that we are all very different when it comes to work, play, and how we approach conflict.  I love that they get the chance to do the Myers Briggs personality test. It really gives them insight on how people work, and being in groups with other student leaders gives them a new sense of how to work with others,” Embrey said.

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

Pictured: Northwest Mississippi Community College student recruiters attended the 10thAnnual Community College APEX Leadership Summit May 19-21 at the University of Mississippi where students from statewide community colleges participated in leadership training sessions and team building exercises. Students who participated in the summit are front row (l-r) Shukira King and Kira Adams, both of Senatobia and back row (l-r) Gabe Waldrop of Senatobia and Kaleb Joyner of Batesville.  (Photo by Abby Embrey)

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