CSC Students Develop Skills at Leadership Institute


Six Connors State College students represented the Office of Student Life at a national institute May 30-June 2 in New Braunfels, Texas. The National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) hosted its annual Huge Leadership Weekend (HLW) for more than 100 college students and student affairs professionals.
HLW provides students with continued development and growth in areas of citizenship and service, effective programming, ethics and character, interpersonal skills, organizational development and personal development.

“This is a great opportunity for students around the nation to learn from others while developing leadership skills they can take back to their campuses,” said Kelsey Bratcher, HLW coordinator.

NACA promotes active student development and HLW is just one of the opportunities where team-building activities lay a solid foundation among students and staff.
“Having the opportunity to spend time with students from all over helped me gain a different perspective of students, organizations and even cultures,” said Isaac Blankenship, CSC Student Government Association (SGA) president.

HLW staff is made up of selected volunteers through a NACA application process. Dare Chronister, CSC director of student life, was selected to serve as a staff member.
“It’s an exciting institute for both the students and the staff,” Chronister said. “We have the opportunity to work with professionals from other campuses and to learn from them as well. The bonds developed during leadership activities between staff and students are priceless.”

CSC student participants included: Blankenship from Brockwell, Arkansas; Katie Rogers, SGA Secretary from Braggs, Oklahoma; Jalyn Willis, President’s Leadership Class (PLC) from Keys, Oklahoma; Jake Neighbors, past SGA Treasurer from Muldrow, Oklahoma; Alex Keener, PLC from Hulbert, Oklahoma; and Hunter Bradley, SGA from Sand Springs, Oklahoma.