Rising sophomores invited to apply for Nuala Pell Leadership Program

Members of the Class of 2020 are invited to apply for the Nuala Pell Leadership Program for the 2017-2018 academic year. Named in honor of the late Nuala Pell, the wife of Sen. Claiborne Pell and an avid supporter of service, the program aims to build students’ leadership skills for the classroom, on campus and beyond.

Twelve students who demonstrate a commitment to developing their leadership skills will be selected to participate. Students in the program attend monthly seminars, participate in an off-campus leadership trip, and engage with accomplished leaders throughout their sophomore year at the University. Previous cohorts have met with a variety of leaders, including Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation, the Rhode Island secretary of state, a Navy admiral, a National Grid vice president, a state superior court judge, Liechtenstein’s ambassador to the U.S. and Salve Regina President Jane Gerety, RSM.

As part of the program, students work in groups to propose, design and execute their own service projects. They also shadow an individual leader and present on that leadership experience.

Applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA as of September 2017 and must be able to attend all meetings of the group. All majors are encouraged to apply.

To apply, students must complete the following requirements:

  • A statement of interest (400-500 words) must be submitted via email to Chelsea Buffington by March 9. The statement should indicate why you are interested in the program, your interest or experience with leadership, and how you anticipate using leadership skills in the future.
  • Applicants must also identify and ask a Salve Regina faculty or staff member to submit a nomination by March 9. These nominations should also be emailed to Chelsea Buffington.

Selected applicants will be asked to participate in an interview. Students will be notified of their provisional acceptance the week of April 14. Selected students will be expected to attend a reception for the program on the evening of Tuesday, April 25.

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