Horvat, Crocker Attend Arkansas Student Leadership Forum
Hopi Horvat and Mackenzie Crocker received the opportunity to participate in the Arkansas Student Leadership Forum from Oct. 12-14, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Little Rock. Horvat and Crocker were nominated by campus administrators and other community leaders to represent Central Baptist College at the forum.
“The biggest lesson I learned at the forum is to be bold and approach life with boldness,” said Horvat. “Mindset is everything. We also had a speaker come in that emphasized truth and grace. It was nice to be refreshed on how important those two things are in life.”
Students from 17 colleges around Arkansas attended the forum, which began with a “What is ASLF” session on Oct. 12 and ended with Evaluations on Oct. 14. Community leaders and other ASLF alumni spoke at the event, which was modeled after the leadership of Jesus.
“I learned how valuable a good leader is in any organization,” said Crocker. “There were two big statements that I took away from this and apply to my leadership at CBC and in life. The first was: ‘A leader should never be in front of a group expecting them to follow, instead, they should be at the center, amongst the people, leading the people themselves. The second statement was ‘Never lose the ‘Wow!’ by getting to the ‘How?’ too soon’”.
Other opportunities that stem from ASLF are a nine-month post graduate internship in Washington, DC, and a Congressional Fellows internship program also in DC.