Buckles Takes the Lead from the Red Cross

Posted by Paula Paine on May 23, 2011 in Athletics, "Current Students", "The College" Lady Braves sophomore guard Lauren Buckles has been selected to take part in the 2011-12 Red Cross/NAIA Collegiate Leadership Program. This once-in-a-lifetime experience allows NAIA student-athletes to be a part of a team made up of young adults from NAIA campuses throughout the country. The program is part of a larger Red Cross diversity strategy for moving the Red Cross from awareness to action, building Red Cross capacity to serve all Americans. Student-athletes will learn from civic and business leaders how to uncover their leadership potential off the field. The participants will organize campus blood drives, actively participate on a leadership board and take part in diversity and cultural competency training. For their efforts, students will receive scholarship support provided by the Red Cross and State Farm Insurance. Buckles joins 10 other student-athletes from other NAIA institutions.