Courtney Hubschman of Floral Park was recognized for leadership at SUNY Oneonta after achieving silver certification in the college’s Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) program during the fall 2013 semester.
LEAD at Oneonta is a comprehensive leadership program based on current research and guidelines from the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education.
Hubschman, who graduated from SUNY Oneonta in December 2013 with a degree in music industry, is a graduate of Floral Park Memorial High School.
All students can choose to participate in the LEAD program, which aims to better prepare them for life after college by providing a comprehensive picture of leadership and the skills needed to be a good leader. There are three levels of leadership certification: silver, gold and platinum. To attain each level, students must meet a mix of programmatic and experiential leadership requirements, including attendance at educational events, and membership and leadership in one or more of dozens of SUNY Oneonta’s student-run clubs and organizations.
Completion of a leadership level is recognized on campus as a credential that can be used, for example, when running for office or applying for STEP (Student Travel for Excellence Program) funding. The program also provides students with a leadership record that can be submitted to potential employers.