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Loudoun Student Activities Ensures Students Receive National Student Leadership Certification

Six Loudoun Campus students were chosen to attend the National Conference on Student Leadership (NCSL) which was held April 8 to11 in Atlanta, Georgia. The students included Hajirah Ishaq, Ola Alghazzouli, Estella Aganze, Roshni Dhillon, Sheri Virgulak and Jasmine Williams. This is the second year that Student Activities Coordinator Tiffney Laing has scheduled and taken a group from the Campus. The conference consisted of multiple keynote speakers, concurrent workshop sessions facilitated by higher education professionals and professional speakers, interactive events and networking opportunities. Laing notes that this type of opportunity for students is very important to their personal and professional growth.

During the conference, Loudoun students earned a Certified Student Leader certificate by scoring high on an examination of leadership skills. The exam tests candidates on the skills necessary for effective leadership of student organizations, including running effective meetings, resolving conflicts, creating an inclusive and diverse environment and launching successful publicity and promotional campaigns. The conference was a success, and the students are enthusiastic about using their additional knowledge to help make a positive impact on the Loudoun Campus and beyond.

Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through NOVA Online. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.