Mecole Ledbetter wins IMPACT award

Mecole Ledbetter has received the IMPACT award for her strong leadership.

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Mecole Ledbetter has received the IMPACT award for her strong leadership.

GHC BBA Program Coordinator for the Bachelor of Business Administration in Healthcare Management and the Bachelor of Business Administration in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Mecole Ledbetter has received the IMPACT award for her strong leadership.

The award is made for recognizing emerging leaders within the Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce’s community. You must be under the age of 40 and employed by a chamber member in order to qualify for the award.

Ledbetter was one of five people who received the award in 2020.

“I was really surprised because I can only imagine the number of amazing people who were nominated along with myself,” said Ledbetter, “I was also humbled by the announcement because I never do anything with an expectation of recognition. It is always a commitment to the mission that I remain focused on.”

“Good leadership is important because of the enormous influence that a leader has on those they lead. Everyone is watching and it is the leader, who teaches the subordinates through their own actions, the type of characteristics a leader should possess. A leader has the ability to ‘make’ or ‘break’ and it is up to that leader to choose his/her leadership path,” Ledbetter said.

Ledbetter was also a student at Georgia Highlands College, earning her associate degree for Science in Business Administration. She moved to Georgia Southern University for a Master of Education in Higher Education Administration, then came back to where she started her higher education journey to work.

“Begin where you are, in the smallest things, working with excellence in your effort and energy, your commitment, your dedication, determination and your performance. While we will never perform with perfection as no one is perfect, excellence on the other hand shows and it is this excellence that will open doors that lead to higher levels of leadership,” Ledbetter said.