Students that successfully complete the COLA program become a part of the Robert H. Schottenstein Alumni Network which provides continued connection and leadership development opportunities post our flagship program. Named after a model Columbus Leader, Rober H. Schottenstein, the COLA Alumni Network was established to sustain the student relationships built during the program and provide a support system for each graduate as they continue to pursue their goals and grow as a leader.
As a member of the COLA Alumni Network, students are afforded rare opportunities to attend community events, received continued leadership development, participate in COLA driven initiatives, volunteer experiences, and more. Our programming partners for our Alumni Network include the New Albany Community Foundation and Harmony Project.
COLA Alumni take on additional leadership roles on their high school and soon college campuses and they report that their COLA experience continues to positively influence their effectiveness as campus leaders and as working professionals.