It has been a time of growing great leaders in Lauderdale County. Graduation celebrations were held for the 2010 Leadership Lauderdale class.
Twenty-eight adults from throughout Lauderdale County were recognized during the ceremony. This program, hosted by the East Mississippi Business Development Corporation, has been graduating leaders in our area for many years.
"Leadership Lauderdale was a great experience for me getting involved in the community," said graduate Dusty Culpepper. "They sent us out to different industries to look at."
"You learn different things that are going on in the city, how to effectively do things with the city and become a better leader," said graduate Margaret Radcliff.
During the 9-month course students learn the '7 Habits of Highly Effective People'.
"The 7 habits were really really, personally beneficial to me," Culpepper said.
Graduates of the 2010 Leadership Lauderdale class told Newscenter 11 that they take away a lot more from this experience than just how to be a good leader.
"Leadership Lauderdale is a community growth involvement," said Radcliff.
"It helps you become better within yourself, the company and for Meridian."
"Our leadership project really inspired me to do some tangible things. To give back to the community," said Culpepper.