Lumberjack Leadership Academy improves students’ skills while helping the community

26 Oct

By Jamie Bouldin – Assistant Director for Leadership and Service

Students may now sign up for the 2011-2012 Lumberjack Leadership Academy. All students who are interested in gaining leadership skills and learning more about how to be an effective leader are encouraged to apply.

The program, sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs Programs, offers participants the chance to take part in leadership-based retreats, workshops and service projects with other current and future student leaders. The program is free of charge for students.

Students can sign up online at Students must sign up by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, and be available for the LLA kickoff, set for 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, as well as attend the ODK Leadership Conference from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5.

A calendar of events for the spring semester, including retreats and other off-campus events, will be provided at the kickoff.

During the LLA program, students will attend weekly workshops throughout the spring semester, where, along with their fellow students, they will learn skills to improve their leadership abilities, create an e-portfolio, and design and implement their own service project.

In past years, students have created projects to benefit the Family Crisis Center of East Texas, the Best Buddies program and the Martin Center for Educational Achievement. The Martin Center project received funding this year from Americorps and Texas Campus Compact’s Students in Service program to continue efforts begun by the LLA group that created the project.

In addition, LLA participants will have the opportunity to attend not only SFA’s on-campus leadership conference, but a conference at Texas Christian University, as well.

LLA provides students the opportunity to become better leaders, and provides ways for those skills to improve the community. For more information about the program, contact Jamie Bouldin at or (936) 468-1088.


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