Employees Complete Leadership Programs with Local Chambers
Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) employees recently graduated from leadership programs with local chambers. Dr. Heather Hoppe, HGTC Registrar, graduated from Leadership Grand Strand, a program of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. Allissa Santmyer, HGTC Assistant Chair of Teacher Education, graduated from Leadership Conway, a program of the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce.
The goal of Leadership Grand Strand is to develop a corps of informed, committed, and qualified individuals capable of providing dynamic leadership for the Grand Strand. During the 10-month program, class members volunteer at least 75 hours with various local charities. Over the years, Leadership Grand Strand has created a cadre of leaders who guide the direction of change throughout the Grand Strand. For more information about the program, visit LeadershipGrandStrand.com.
Leadership Conway provides existing and emerging leaders with opportunities to enhance their civic knowledge and civic network. For over a quarter of a century, the program has helped participants better understand how our community works, build relationships with the area’s current and future leaders, and become inspired to focus talents in a way that will best serve the community. Leadership Conway participants develop the leadership skills necessary to assume leadership roles and become exposed to the involvement opportunities in the community. For more information about the program, visit conwayscchamber.com.
Both programs are accepting applications now online.
“HGTC is proud to sponsor and support employees in the participation of leadership programs with our area chambers of commerce,” said Dr. Marilyn Murphy Fore, HGTC President. “Leadership is not something we take lightly at the College. It is the basis for every decision we make; leading by example, inspiring passion, and motivating our team to accomplish the mission of our College.”
Diana Greene (right), Executive Director for Leadership Grand Strand, presents Dr. Heather Hoppe (left), HGTC Registrar, with diploma.
Le Hendrick(left), Chair of Educational Programs for the Conway Chamber, and Becky Hubbard (right), President of the Conway Chamber, present Allissa Santmyer (center), HGTC Assistant Chair of Teacher Education, with diploma.