Karen Pelton and Maya Demishkevich of Carroll Community
College graduated from the Leadership Carroll program at a ceremony on June 13
at Martin’s Westminster. Pelton is assistant director of Institutional
Advancement and Demishkevich is senior director of Marketing at the college.
County Chamber of Commerce and Carroll Community College co-sponsor Leadership
Carroll, a popular and respected selective leadership development program in
Carroll County. Pelton and Demishkevich are one of more than 40 local graduates
from the 2017 program, representing education, retail, government, media,
health, law, banking, non- profit and corporate organizations. This year’s
program started on September 19 and ended June 13, 2017.
Leadership Carroll program awakened me to the multitude of resources available
in the community,” said Pelton. “From the local farms to the high-quality
health care services and business operations we toured, each have a tremendous
impact on the quality of life for county residents. I highly recommend that
others in the community explore participating in the program.”
program provided an excellent introduction to the county’s resources as well as
to the current challenges present throughout different economic sectors,” said
Demishkevich. “Additionally, through this year-long experience, I’ve gained a better
understanding of the audience which Carroll Community College serves. I have
also identified training gaps and opportunities to improve our community outreach.”
areas of focus throughout the year-long Leadership Carroll program included
education, state and local government, agriculture, public and private
education, business and economic development, justice and the law, and media.
Carroll Community College, Pelton provides leadership in planning, developing
and implementing comprehensive fundraising programs in Institutional
Advancement and the College Foundation. Demishkevich oversees a robust
strategic marketing and creative services program at the college.