Northwest Crescent Leadership Alliance

The Northwest Crescent Leadership Alliance is a collaborative leadership development program among five colleges and universities in the northwest crescent of Georgia: Dalton State College, Georgia Highlands College, Reinhardt University, and Southern Polytechnic State University.

This selective leadership program is open to freshmen and sophomores of member institutions. The selection process targets up to five emerging student leaders from each participating college that demonstrate potential to become leaders through on and off campus leadership and volunteer activities. Students from these institutions gather during the fall semester at an off-campus retreat site to explore leadership development theory.

NWCLA Mission Statement:

The Northwest Crescent Leadership Alliance is a collaborative foundational student leadership program that, through experiential learning, exists to develop, prepare and empower emerging student leaders for enhanced campus and community engagement. 

1. Through this program students will develop a thorough understanding of Kouzes and Posner’s 5 practices of student leadership

2. This program will prepare emerging student leaders to take the next step in their leadership journey

3. Through this program students will be empowered to use knowledge based skills in their involvement on and off campus

Applications for Northwest Crescent Leadership Alliance are no longer available.

If you have further questions about participating in the Northwest Crescent Leadership Alliance please contact Amber Lesicko at or at 706.272.2595. 


Dalton State, 650 College Drive, Dalton, GA 30720
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