Every year LCC students are encouraged to undertake different leadership positions. Last week students were invited to the annual Meet and Greet event where they had a chance to get to know current student leaders and ask them questions about their experience, challenges and rewards. Yuliya, who serves as a Resident Assistant shared: “I decided to become a student leader to have a deeper experience of LCC student life and to make my own contribution to it. An RA position seemed very challenging and fun at the same time, so I decided to take the risk, and help myself and others grow.” When asked what the most rewarding part of being the First Year Seminar leader was, Greta said: “The most rewarding experience was being able to bring out the best in people, I didn’t want them to see me as a leader; I wanted to be their friend.” Currently there are 9 leadership positions in different areas of student life, including a spiritual life leader or a study abroad intern. One of the mentors, who is responsible for the intercultural team and the CMAP – JoAnn Klandrud emphasized the importance of empowering students to be role-models to their peers, enhance their personal character, know their strengths and work through conflict.