2013 Community College Student Leadership Association Conference
Last Thursday and Friday, a group of student leaders went down to Natick, MA, for the 2013 Community College Student Leadership Association (CCSLA) Conference. This year’s conference theme was “I Want My MTV: Motivation, Teamwork, and Vision,” and NHTI’s student leaders attended workshops designed to strengthen leadership skills and motivate them to make changes on campus.
Danielle Valpey, a student senator who is a double major in Information Technology and Business Administration at NHTI, said, “I definitely learned a lot. This conference helped me become a better leader on campus and gave me some ideas to help new students connect at orientations.” June McCall, a Liberal Arts major and student senator, attended a workshop called “Chasing Your Dreams,” and took away some insights about goals. “It was a reminder that it’s never too late to set a goal and achieve it, and that it’s important to dream big.”
This year’s keynote speaker was Jonathan Sprinkles, a motivational speaker who is known for his inspiration and high energy. Patrick Jarvis, a second year business major who also plays baseball for NHTI, took away some important advice from Sprinkles about what matters for a leader. “Jonathan Sprinkles said that leadership is more about the impressions you make instead of what you say, and that really got me thinking about how I come across to people, especially because I’ve never been much of a talker.”
Zakeea Freeman, a Human Service major and member of the Alternative Spring Break club, was inspired by Sprinkles. “Jonathan Sprinkles was an amazing motivator, and he gave me good insights on what leadership is truly about.” Whitney Strickland, a General Studies student who is graduating this spring and who is a member of the Alternative Spring Break club, said, “I really liked how Jonathan Sprinkles gave us fundraising ideas in his speech.”
Eric Perry, a Criminal Justice major at NHTI, said, “I networked with students from many schools across Massachusetts and from Nashua Community College, and learned how to execute leadership qualities.”
The student attendees would like to thank Student Senate for funding this conference and making this an opportunity for them to develop as student leaders.
Ray of Hope
NHTI's Central Ray Society walked to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness on Sunday October 20 at the annual Making Strides for Breast Cancer Awareness event in Concord. They raised $3600 this year. Way to go, people!
November 1, Sweeney Auditorium, 7 pm
A character driven documentary film that uses extraordinary access to go behind the doors of an American public hospital following the lives and times of patients, doctors, nurses, and staff struggling to care for a community of largely uninsured patients. The film offers a raw, intimate, and even uplifting look at how patients, staff and caregivers each cope with disease, bureaucracy and hard choices. "Astounding" says the San Francisco Chronicle. Winner of numerous honors including the Independent Spirit Truer than Fiction Award, and the San Francisco Film Critics Award! Free with NHTI ID; others by donation ($5 suggested). Sponsored by the NHTI Film Society. Contact Steve Ambra, 271-6484 x4101.
Win a Part in ...
Monty Python Trivia Contest
Brought to you by the Community Players of Concord, who will also offer a sneak preview of their upcoming production of Spamalot, the award-winning Broadway musical "lovingly ripped off" from the cult classic film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. The winner of the trivia contest gets a walk-on part in their production! (Seriously!) Sponsored by Student Senate. Contact Doug Schwarz, 271-6484 x4300.
NHTI student leaders at the 2013 Community College Student Leadership Association Conference.
Back row, left to right: Eric Perry, Patrick Jarvis, Motivational Speaker Jonathan Sprinkles, Advisor Ali Ressing, Whitney Strickland, Advisor Heidi Schmidt. Front Row: June McCall, Zakeea Freeman, Danielle Valpey.
Oct 25, 2013
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Campus Safety Information
The following incidents occurred on NHTI property during the week of October 14-20, 2013. The numbers reflect only the incidents the Safety Department handled directly. To view the NHTI crime log of the past 60 days reported incidents please visit the Campus Safety office at 1 Institute Drive.
Lock/Key Issues: ..........15
Lost and Found: ..........30
Motor Vehicle: ..............1
Motor Vehicle Lockout/Jumpstarts: ......6
Tickets Issued: .............12
Outside Vendor Assists: 6
(Cable/Phone Company, etc.)
Campus Safety Information Corner
With Halloween right around the corner the NHTI Campus Safety Department wants to offer these suggestions for a safer more pleasant evening!
- Trust your instincts! If you feel unsafe on All Hallow’s Eve go with your gut.
- Avoid being alone or isolated with a Zombie you don’t know well. Let a trusted friend know where you are and whom you are with.
- Always carry a small amount of emergency cash, and keep phone numbers for local headless horseman cab companies.
- Form a buddy system with close friends, and agree on a secret “butt in” signal for uncomfortable situations, such as BOO!
- Don’t accept “apple cider” from people you don’t know or trust, and never leave your “apple cider” unattended. If you lose sight of your “apple cider” get a new one!
Remember to always be aware of your surroundings, be safe and have FUN!