MUSCLE SHOALS, ALA. — Northwest Shoals Community College’s (NWSCC) Patriot Peer Leaders and Cultural Affairs Committee will provide a Leadership Summit and Breast Cancer Awareness program for NWSCC students Thursday, October 17, in the Hospitality Center on the Shoals campus at 11:30 a.m.

According to NWSCC Patriot Peer Leaders sponsor and Cultural Affairs Committee Chairperson Casey Eggleston, the purpose of the leadership summit is to develop leaders on campus and in the community.

“We really hope we can encourage our students to be leaders on campus and after they graduate,” said Eggleston. “Our students are preparing for the next phase of their lives while they are at Northwest-Shoals, and we want to give them all the tools they will need to be a successful leader in every aspect of their lives.”

The leadership summit will feature four prominent community leaders as panelists: Macke Mauldin, Bank Independent President; Kyle Buchanan, Helen Keller Hospital President; Dr. Roderick Sheppard, Florence High School Principal; and Dr. Crystal Reed, NWSCC Assistant Dean of Student Success. The panel discussion will provide current NWSCC students with an opportunity to ask questions and talk one-on-one with the panelists.

Macke Mauldin, Bank Independent President
Macke Mauldin
Kyle Buchanan, Helen Keller Hospital President
Kyle Buchanan
Dr. Roderick Sheppard, Florence High School Principal
Dr. Roderick Sheppard
Dr. Crystal Reed, NWSCC Assistant Dean of Student Success
 Dr. Crystal Reed

Following the leadership summit, NWSCC will hold a tribute to cancer survivors. The College will honor faculty, staff, students and individuals from the community who are cancer survivors. Community guests and cancer survivors are encouraged to attend and wear pink. A musical performance will feature Chelsea Yarber.

About Northwest Shoals Community College:

Northwest Shoals Community College (NWSCC) is part of the Alabama Community College System and home to more than 3,500 students. NWSCC offers over 100 certificate and degree programs and is committed to providing career technical, academic, and lifelong educational opportunities that promote economic growth and enrich the quality of life for the people it serves. For more information about the NWSCC, visit