Bay College West Campus has successfully launched their nine month Leadership Academy program. This program centers on developing meaningful leadership skills, understanding opportunities and challenges facing Dickinson County and networking. The twenty-one accepted members are an impressive list of individuals from ten different organizations including:
Megan Barglind, Executive Assistant to the Director at Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center, Shannon Barnes,Project Accountant at M. J. Electric, Sarah Blanzy, Environmental leader at Verso Corporation, Alexandria Brash, Human Resources Manager at CSA Air, Megan Buck, Director at Dickinson County Library, Melissa Campbell, Nurse at Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center,
Kristina Campos, Administrative Assistant at M. J. Electric, Susie Danielson, Branch Manager at First National Bank & Trust, Jamie Ellis, Talent Management Specialist at M. J. Electric, Timothy Ellison, Veteran Experience Specialist at Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center, Renee Forstrom, Senior Financial Analyst at BOSS Snowplow, Catherine Gendron, Human Resources Administrator at CCI Systems, Cole Grenier, Credit Analyst at First National Bank & Trust, Thomas Gruber, Supervisor at American Axel Manufacturers (AAM), Amber Lundberg, Academic Support Coordinator at Bay College,
Jordan McCrory, Electrical Engineer at Verso Corporation, Dayna Nault, Human Resources Administrator Assistant at M. J. Electric, Lisa Patterson, Home & Community Based Care at Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center, Kurt Rosenthal, Quality Inspector at BOSS Snowplow, Derrick Ruohomaki, Pharmacist at Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center, and Shannon Suheski,Nurse at Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center.
The program includes eight workshops running monthly from September through April taught by industry experts, Bay College faculty and consultants. Topics include personal mastery, flexibility/adaptability, interpersonal communications, external communications, customer service, project management, technical skills and organizational stewardship. Each meeting also includes a service presentation from community leaders about local topics such as culture, recreation, history, government, media, economic development, human services, education and how to get involved.