Metropolitan College’s First Certification Program of 2017 A Success

For Immediate Release: February 15, 2017

Charlotte – On Friday February 10th, twenty-seven students assembled in the New Science Center at Johnson C. Smith University to sharpen their skills to lead professionally and personally.

The students were recognized as future leaders to participate in the first Certification Program of 2017 by Metropolitan College. Led by Dr. Lucinda Blue, Assistant Professor of Business Administration at Metropolitan College, the University partnered with the BB&T Leadership Institute to schedule a one-day, 6-hour training in order to present the BB&T Emerging Leaders Certification Program.

“This is an effort to offer our students additional tools that will help them excel and thrive in their work place, families and communities. We are very pleased to see the enthusiastic response from our students, and we are already planning more certification programs to continue equipping them with resources for further career advancement”, said Dr. Blue.

Dr. Laura McLean, Dean of Metropolitan College, added that “Metropolitan College’s College staff and faculty is continuously looking at ways to increase the added value of our adult students’ programs. We want to make sure that everything we do will positively impact our students both in their college and work experiences”.

For Randolyn McKinstry, a fully online Business Administration student who traveled all the way from Pittsburgh in order to be able to attend the training, this was the ideal opportunity to visit the campus. “This has enhanced my online experience tremendously, as I have been able to meet my professors and peers in person for the first time, which makes me feel even more connected to my alma mater”, said McKinstry.

During the training, the attendants learned about the beliefs that drive their leadership behaviors – both in a positive and negative way. Based on theory, this highly interactive session gave the participants a better understanding of themselves and how they can lead others more effectively. The session focused on three foundational modules:

  1. Leaders Aren’t Born – Introduction
  2. What’s Your Strategy?
  3. The Rules of Games

The group was composed of students from the Metropolitan College Adult Program, both online and on campus modalities, as well as of students from the traditional programs at Johnson C. Smith University. Most of the participants are enrolled in the Business Administration and Sport Management Programs. The students received a Certificate of Completion at the end of the training.

Congratulations to all these high achievers and committed students on their journey toward self-discovery and empowerment!

BB&T Emerging Leaders Certification Program. A partnership between Johnson C. Smith’s Metropolitan College and BB&T. Friday February 10th, 2017.

BB&T Emerging Leaders Certification Program. A partnership between Johnson C. Smith’s Metropolitan College and BB&T. Friday February 10th, 2017.