Ten student leaders from the Columbus campus of Georgia Military College attended a leadership training retreat at the main campus in Milledgeville July 26-27.
Students were selected to attend based on their involvement in student activities, desire to learn more about leadership, and demonstrated goals for the school. Members from the Ethics Bowl team, Honor Council, Student Government, Newspaper Club, and Phi Theta Kappa were in attendance.
Leadership skills and trust were developed as the students worked to overcome challenges like a 40-foot rappelling tower. Students performed skits about dealing with common types of difficult people, and they learned about what types of leadership skills they could focus on in group work.
Student Bianca Brown of Columbus said that the experience was life-changing for her. “I have never had to work in intense groups like that, and so it was good learn more about how to do it successfully,” Brown said.
Brown also overcame a fear of heights on the rappelling tower by listening to the encouragement of those around her, saying, “I learned that courage is not the absence of fear. It is what you do when you are afraid.”
Other retreat participants included Matthew Williams, Patrice Dawson, Monique Greene, Tyree Womack, Rachel Webb, Jeremy Dearmore, Xavier Culpepper, Kiera Williams, and Keltsei Richardson, all of Columbus.
Georgia Military College, the only public liberal arts junior college located in Columbus, is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Some of the majors offered are business administration, criminal justice, education, homeland security, pre-nursing, and psychology. We will be moving to a state-of-the-art campus location in January 2013. For further information visit the campus in midtown, 2601B Cross Country Drive, or contact admissions at (706) 478-1688.
Students from Georgia Military College Columbus participated in a two-day leadership retreat that included mental and physical challenges, like this 40-foot rappel tower.