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Chamber meeting with speaker Dr. Adam Peck
Posted 04 - 25 - 2016

Photo caption: Susan Robertson with Family Crisis Center of East Texas won the $50 cash prize sponsored by Commercial Bank of Texas at the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce April 22 membership meeting. Pictured from left are Ruth Ann Peterson, Robertson, Megan Ferden and Renee Higginbotham.

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A simple trick for hiring the best: hire student leaders

The Nacogdoches County Chamber Fourth Friday Luncheon held April 22 featured guest speaker Dr. Adam Peck, Assistant Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs, SFASU. Dr. Peck explained hos employers can connect with SFA student leaders for possible employment.

"Today’s employers demand students with not only the technical expertise to excel in their first jobs, but with the interpersonal qualities that can be so hard to teach. These are often referred to as 'soft skills'” Peck said. "They include such qualities as the ability to communicate, function as a member of a team and solve problems independently. Research conducted at SFA shows that student leaders tend to develop these skills more fully than their peers who are not involved."

Dr. Peck also information from his forthcoming book on this topic.

All attending were entered inr the $50 drawing, sponsored by Commercial Bank of Texas. All Chamber members were entered in a $50 drawing, sponsored by Axley & Rode, but you must be present to win.

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