Sylvia M. Thomasson Educational Leadership Enhancement Program
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Participant comments

[The program] forces you to evaluate leaders in your life and the leader you are or will become. [It provides] an opportunity to network with a diverse group of individuals and establish friendships. Where else can you have an intimate conversation with three college presidents with varying backgrounds, each of whom have attained the same goal; attend an education committee bill being debated in Tallahassee and meet community college lobbyists? The Sylvia Thomasson program made this possible. This has been an enlightening, rewarding and positive experience.
Sandra E. Anderson
Assistant director, admissions and student records
Pasco-Hernando Community College

[T]he opportunity to interact and learn in a close group setting with a variety of community college presidents and program participants was inspiring and empowering for me.
Dr. Leonard Everett
Associate dean, college preparatory education
College of Central Florida

I participated in a dialogue with three community college presidents during which we explored their vision of leadership— balance, planning, networking, passion, finding a mentor, keeping yourself grounded but challenged, surrounding yourself with people who are willing to tell you the truth as well as take risks and servant leadership.
Trish Glennon
Coordinator, benefits and special projects
College of Central Florida

The insight provided through this leadership experience has challenged me to re-examine my future goals.
Jermele “LerVerne” Jacobs
Coordinator, College Reach Out Program
Hampton Center, College of Central Florida

The learning experience through this program not only helped me in my field of work but in my personal life as well. Leadership is an important part of our lives whether it is being a parent or a manager of a business.
Kat Wade
Manager of staff services
College of Central Florida

The Sylvia M. Thomasson Leadership Enhancement Program opens doors, creates new friendships, and encourages participants to see themselves in new light. I now have a new network of smart, diverse and motivated peers to turn to for advice and information.
Marion J. Kane
Lake-Sumter State College

As a new professional, the Sylvia M. Thommason Leadership Enhancement Program has exposed me to a diverse array of leadership skills and leadership ideas. When asked why consider participating in this program, my answer is why not? The experience is priceless and it will truly last you a lifetime.
Shannon Calega
Pasco-Hernando Community College

I was able to get a glimpse of what an administrator does by job-shadowing Dr. Giannet, provost to the PHCC [Brooksville campus]. I have a greater appreciation for administrators and the leadership they provide for the community colleges.
David Velazquez
Assistant Director of Human Resources
Pasco-Hernando Community College

The best part of this program is having the opportunity to network with community college employees [and] learn best practices and opinions from such a great group of people.
Donna MacDonald
Assistant director, office of financial assistance
Lake-Sumter State College

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