Spring 2012: Skyline College Leadership Academy Recognizes Student Graduates

SCLA students

The Skyline College Leadership Academy (SCLA) is proud to announce the conclusion of a successful first year. The SCLA is a program that is focused on cultivating and motivating students to become empowered, socially aware global citizens. The SCLA is based upon the Seven C’s of the Social Change Model of Leadership Development.

This first year’s program culminated in a SCLA Change Banquet that was held on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. The SCLA celebrated the accomplishments of this year’s students who piloted the SCLA program. Twelve students graduated from the program, and many of these students, among others, will return to the SCLA as mentors.

The SCLA team would like to thank the following staff and faculty members who facilitated our SCLA workshops: Dr. John Mosby, Vanson Nguyen, Nathaniel Nevado, Jessica Lopez, Katie Ha, John Saenz, Amory Cariadus, and Jennifer Mair. The SCLA would also like to thank, Nohel Corral, the director of the program.

The SCLA is already looking forward to the Fall semester. The SCLA will be offered to all students, and, as space allows, there will be open enrollment throughout the 2012-2013 academic year.


Left to right: Jarrod Feiner, Vanson Nguyen, James Rodriguez

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Congratulations Class of 2012!

SCLA Graduates

Top row from left to right: Shannon Price, Mira Budiwinoto, Christian Bustos, Matthew Holeman, Genesis Quiroz, Kayla Louis, Lacey Boldt, Camille Espiritu, Azhar Abuzahriyeh; front row: James Rodriguez, and Julian Rocha-Silva

Fall 2011: SCLA Established 

On October 19, 2011, the Skyline College Leadership Academy (SCLA) opened its doors to thirty-eight students. The program was established in the Fall semester of 2011 with it’s focus on cultivating and motivating students to become empowered, socially aware global citizens.

sclaers 2The SCLA is the first of its kind at Skyline College to bring students and communities together to discuss and explore leadership in unique and innovative ways. It was designed around the “Seven C’s”: A Social Change Model of Leadership Development including topics such as Consciousness of Self, Congruence, Commitment, Collaboration, Common Purpose, Controversy with Civility, and Citizenship—to facilitate student leadership development on the campus.

This academy is structured as a two semester-long commitment and incorporates workshops with meaningful volunteer services to promote civic engagement in community and on campus. The SCLA is a Learning Center project in partnership with Divisions such as Math/ Science/ Technology, Language Arts, Counseling, Student Activities, and the Center for Student and Community Civic Engagement.

We are excited to have very exceptional students who bring a variety of experience and potential. Also, we want to thank everyone for their interest and support in this program. The SCLA facilitators and staff are proud to be a part of students’ leadership journey as they strive to become one of the tomorrow’s global leaders.

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