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CCCC students become Goodmon Fellows

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Central Carolina Community College student Steven Richard (center), of Chatham County, graduated from ... (more)

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05.01.2012College & CommunityStudents/Graduates

PITTSBORO - Winkie La Force, president of Leadership Triangle, has announced that two Central Carolina Community College students graduated from the 2012 Leadership Triangle College Edition on April 13. The two are now Goodmon Fellows of the organization.

Steven Richard, of Chatham County, and Eduardo Platon, of Wake County, were among a select group of 20 students from the 11 universities, colleges and community colleges based in the Triangle area who participated in the series of classes presented by AT&T. The classes were designed to develop students' leadership skills and provide them with regional exposure.

Richard and Platon both attend CCCC's Chatham County Campus and are also listed in Who's Who Among Students of America's Colleges and Universities. Richard has served as a CCCC Ambassador during the 2011-12 school year.

College Edition assists participating students in deepening their knowledge and understanding of community-based problem solving and prepares them to become future leaders of the Triangle area.

The students visited corporations, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Old Capitol building in Raleigh, and the new "green" building in the Triangle region, RTP Foundation Headquarters. They met with leaders in government, media, and business.

The graduation was held at the RTP Foundation Headquarters. The keynote speaker was Cynthia Marshall, president of AT&T North Carolina. Jim Goodmon, president and CEO of Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc., and chair emeritus of Leadership Triangle also gave the graduates a few words of wisdom.

Leadership Triangle is a non-profit organization established in 1992 to educate and promote regionalism across the separate communities of the Triangle. It does this through regional and leadership development classes, seminars and awards.

It strives to build leadership capacity, cooperation, and networking opportunities across the public, private and civic sector, preserving local uniqueness while finding common ground to act on regional issues such as traffic congestion, water quality, housing affordability, open space, school funding, and economic and social equity.

It brings together current and emerging leaders of the Triangle, building bridges across Wake, Chatham, Durham and Orange communities and across business, government, nonprofit, academic, and grassroots leadership. For more information, visit