Fayetteville State University Students Earn Truist Emerging Leaders Certification


Twenty-five undergraduate and graduate students from
Fayetteville State University (FSU) became the newest Truist Emerging Leaders
from the Broadwell College of Business & Economics. These scholars
completed two half-days of virtual training to earn Truist Emerging Leaders
Certifications. They join the ranks of approximately 10,000 undergraduate and
graduate students who hold this credential. Once earned, students can add the
Emerging Leaders Certification to their resumes and LinkedIn profiles. Truist
values this in-kind corporate gift of training at $12,000 per delivery, and
Fayetteville State University is one of Truist Leadership Institute’s
university partners where this certification training is offered.

Truist Emerging Leaders Certification (ELC) program is a highly interactive
certification program for college and university students, which focuses on
self-awareness to lead others more effectively. Students learn about the
beliefs driving their leadership behaviors – both positive and negative – and
develop a better understanding of their personal strengths and weaknesses. The
curriculum also highlights the relationships between beliefs, motivation,
behaviors, and results. After completing the program, students are equipped
with practical tools and strategies to overcome leadership shortcomings
discovered during the sessions and become better leaders.

excited about the incredible opportunity we have through the Truist Emerging
Leaders Certification program to cultivate and empower our next generation of
leaders,” said Brittany Brown, Vice President and Student Leadership Programs
manager for Truist Leadership Institute. “At Truist Leadership Institute, we
don’t settle for the notion of a ‘born leader.’ We believe anyone can develop
better leadership skills with commitment and self-awareness.”

few more facts about the Truist Emerging Leaders Certification Program:

  • It
    was established in 2014 to share with undergraduate and graduate students
    within Truist’s 15-state retail footprint some of the same unique leadership
    development methods developed at Truist Leadership Institute (TLI) for Truist
    teammates, corporate executives, and business owners.
  • The
    overall goal is to expand the learning experiences of the next generation of
    business leaders and create greater awareness of effective leadership concepts.
  • It
    is offered at no cost to the school or student. Truist Leadership Institute
    funds this leadership program primarily from our for-profit programs with
    corporate executives and business owners.
  • Since
    2014, over 70 college and university partners have certified more than 10,000
    students in the program.

completing the program include:

Khaffak Ansari Rayawna Hardy Shanessity Moore
Amanda Bremer Taylor Holleran Stephanie Mosley
Chasity Brown Algernon Joseph Steven Payne
Britney Bunch Lakeita Wallace Robert Russell
Jessica Calvillo Molina Alicia Leija Shelema Sawyer-Cassidy
Samuel Doyle Eric Lippert Demetrius Scarborough
Shayla Evans-Hollingsworth Marissa McCourt Khalelah Shackleford
Veronica Feliciano Teresa McDonald
Nadeya Gilliam Dulce Mejia  

seen with my own eyes how powerful these lessons can be for students,” said
Jasmine Edmonds, former Student Leadership Senior Fellow at Truist Leadership
Institute. “They realize to become a truly effective leader you have to first
get a better understanding of who you are. And I’m so proud when students are
able to apply what they learn in the course to their own leadership situations
and make positive changes.”

About Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville State University is a
constituent institution of The University of North Carolina System and the
second-oldest institution of higher education in the state, having been founded
in 1867. FSU is a historically black university offering degrees at the
baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. With more than 6,700 students,
Fayetteville State University is among the most diverse institutions in the
nation. To learn more about Fayetteville State University, visit www.uncfsu.edu.

Truist Leadership Institute

the past half-century, Truist Leadership Institute, and its legacy firm Farr
Associates, has developed and refined approaches to business leadership through
collaborative work with clients in top companies throughout the United States.
Through a unique approach that leverages self-awareness to enable better
business outcomes, the institute empowers corporate executives, business
owners, Truist teammates and educational leaders to be more effective leaders,
increase employee retention and improve the bottom line. Beginning with each client’s
specific goals and challenges, the institute’s consultants identify the best
approaches to address a company’s needs and tailor offerings to individual
executives, teams or both. Its offerings also include research, educational
programs and consulting to help develop leaders in the education and nonprofit
sectors. Based in Greensboro, N.C., Truist Leadership Institute campus offers a
unique experience including immersive spaces for learning, individual guest
rooms, a unique “Treehouse” meeting room, dining area and fitness facilities
within scenic, lakeside surroundings. More information about Truist Leadership
Institute can be found at truistleadershipinstitute.com


Financial Corporation is a purpose-driven financial services company committed
to inspire and build better lives and communities. With 275 years of combined
BB&T and SunTrust history, Truist serves approximately 12 million
households with leading market share in many high-growth markets in the
country. The company offers a wide range of services including retail, small
business and commercial banking; asset management; capital markets; commercial
real estate; corporate and institutional banking; insurance; mortgage;
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Charlotte, North Carolina, Truist is the sixth-largest commercial bank in the
U.S. with total assets of $506 billion as of March 31, 2020. Truist Bank,
Member FDIC. Learn more at Truist.com.

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