Class of 2019 invited to apply for leadership program
Photo: Students in the 2015-2016 Nuala Pell Leadership Program with Claudia Fritsche (center), ambassador to Liechtenstein, and program director Chelsea Buffington (right)
The Pell Center is inviting rising sophomores to apply for the Nuala Pell Leadership Development Program for the 2016-2017 academic year. Named in honor of the late Nuala Pell, wife of Sen. Claiborne Pell and an avid supporter of service, the program aims to build leadership skills that can be used in the classroom and in the real world.
Twelve students from the Class of 2019 who demonstrate a commitment to developing their leadership skills will be selected to participate in the program. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA as of September 2016 and must be able to attend all meetings of the group. Students from all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply.
Students in the program attend monthly seminars and engage with accomplished leaders. Fellows have met with a variety of leaders, including Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation, the president of the Rhode Island Foundation, a vice president of National Grid, a state superior court judge and Liechtenstein’s ambassador to the U.S.
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.
To apply, students must complete the following requirements:
- Submit a statement of interest (400-500 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 11. Indicate why you are interested in the program, your interest or experience with leadership and how you anticipate using leadership skills in the future.
- Identify and ask a Salve Regina faculty or staff member to submit a nomination to the selection committee by March 11. Nominations may be sent to email@example.com.
Selected applicants will be asked to participate in an interview. As part of its decision-making process, the selection committee may also consult with an applicant’s First Year Transitions instructor.
The selection committee will notify students of their provisional acceptance the week of April 11. Selected students will be expected to attend a reception for the program the evening of April 19.