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Central Carolina Community College students become Goodmon Fellows

By Katherine McDonald
Posted Thursday, May 24, 2012

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Pittsboro, NC - WinkieLa 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 eleven 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 Editionassists participating students in deepening their knowledge and understanding of community-based problem solving and prepares them to become future leadersof the Triangle area.

The studentsvisited corporations, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Old Capitol building in Raleigh, and the new “green” building in the Triangle region, RTPFoundation Headquarters. They met with leaders in government, media, andbusiness.

The graduation washeld at the RTP Foundation Headquarters. The keynote speaker was CynthiaMarshall, president of AT&T North Carolina. Jim Goodmon, president and CEOof Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc., and chair emeritus of LeadershipTriangle also gave the graduates a few words of wisdom.

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

It strives tobuild leadership capacity, cooperation, and networking opportunities across thepublic, private and civic sector, preserving local uniqueness while findingcommon ground to act on regional issues such as traffic congestion, waterquality, housing affordability, open space, school funding, and economic andsocial equity.

It brings togethercurrent 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

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