CBC’ers Graduate From Leadership Triangle Program

CBC’ers Graduate From Leadership Triangle Program

Leadership Triangle held its spring graduation ceremony at the State Capitol building in downtown Raleigh on Monday, May 10, 2004, and two CBC’ers were among those who became Goodmon Fellows. NCNN Network Manager Rob Hankin and FOX50 Senior Broadcast Operator Brian Johnson completed the program and received their Leadership Triangle pins.

Brian Johnson
FOX50’s Brian Johnson participates in the graduation ceremony.
Chris Downey
FOX50’s Chris Downey (left) visits with fellow LT alum Mark Molitor.
Barbara & Jim Goodmon
AJFF’s Barbara & CBC’s Jim Goodmon (left) receive special recognition.

After a day of class for the LT participants, an evening reception took place at 6pm and graduation followed in the rotunda at 7pm.

Paul Pope
CBC’s Paul Pope (left) accepts thanks on behalf of CBC, a sponsor of LT.
Rob Hankin
NCNN’s Rob Hankin takes his walk down the aisle.

The A.J. Fletcher Foundation and Capitol Broadcasting Company are major sponsors of Leadership Triangle. Former AJFF Executive Director Tom McGuire finished a term as LT Board President this year, and FOX50 Operations Supervisor Chris Downey, CBC VP of Community Relations Paul Pope and American Tobacco Project General Manager Peter Anlyan currently serve on the board.

As the graduates were presented, LT Executive Director Winkie La Force shared their experiences from the class.

Brian Johnson RobHankin
FOX50’s Brian Johnson (left) & NCNN’s Rob Hankin both receive diplomas from CBC’s Jim Goodmon.

Johnson had told her of a profound memory he took away from their visit to The Healing Place. “During our dialogue I was reminded of just how close WE are to the poverty line. Many of US are only one paycheck away from our ‘healing places.’… It’s as if we were all walking together in a crowd toward the same destination. If someone were to fall and slip into a crack, I don’t think it’s right to be so blinded by our destination that we don’t recognize one of our men went down.”

Hankin told of his memory: “On our tour of the Healing Place, Barbara Goodmon introduced one of the volunteers, a 23 year old young man (about the age of my eldest son) who had been through the program. He told us his story…how far he had come and what the Healing Place meant to him. He was on his way out to an interview for a job. I followed up a few weeks ago and found out he got the job. People seeking solutions are finding ways to create positive change.”

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