A Look Into the “League of Lions”


Features Editor

League of Lions, or LOL, is a new program that Director of Residential Education Mark Jestel developed and launched at the beginning of the fall semester of 2015. 

This program is unlike anything that has ever been implemented at Piedmont College. Jestel developed this idea due to his desire to get students more involved around campus and in the community. 

This is how the program works: certain events hosted by various departments on the Demorest campus that have undergone the LOL’s process will become part of the “League of Lions” program. 

When a student goes to a LOL event, all the student has to do is scan his or her student ID at the staff at the events table as proof of attendance. After attending an event, the students receive two sets of points. The first set of points goes to the student, and the second set of points goes to his or her residence hall. 

At the end of the semester, the points will be added and used to purchase prizes for both the students and the residence halls. 

The prizes currently include a PlayStation 4 gaming system, gift cards to places like Walmart or Starbucks, Beats Headphones, a printer, various DVDs, laundry items and food.

I personally attended the 5K Color Run a couple weeks ago, which was the first official LOL event that has been held at Piedmont. While there, someone from the LOL Board came around to encourage students to sign in to obtain there LOL points. 

However, I did not have my student ID like I was supposed to. All I had to do was tell them my student ID number, and I was good to go. 

I signed in to the LOL event, got my LOL points and even recieved a free LOL t-shirt. The process was super easy, and all I had to do was go to the event and sign-in. 

LOL even has its own app, which is accessible by both Android and Apple users; it is called, “Piedmont Events.” The app informs users of upcoming events.