First Class of Leadership Fellows Chosen
The Alma College Center for Responsible Leadership (CRL) has selected the first class of Leadership Fellows. The first 48 Leadership Fellows will participate in the week-long Leadership Development Institute at the Ghost Ranch Conference Center in Abiqui, N.M., in August.
Up to 50 Alma students will be accepted annually into a three-year Leadership Fellows Program through a competitive application process. Participants attend annual summer institutes, including an international experience, that will focus on global leadership theories, personal skill development and confidence building. Participants, who can opt for a for-profit or non-profit emphasis, also participate in monthly workshops on contemporary leadership issues and complete an internship with a mentoring experience.
"Our expectation is that students who participate in these programs will develop an advanced understanding of responsible leadership in its many forms," said Ron Lemmon, interim CRL co-director and assistant professor of business administration.
Upon graduation, students may apply for leadership certification based on a four-year record of participation in leadership events, community service and campus organizations.
In addition, the CRL selected Lemmon, Ellen Curtis, athletics director; Angela Kelleher, access services librarian; Ed Lorenz, Reid-Knox Professor of History and professor of political science; Tim Sipka, associate professor of mathematics; and Peggy Thelen, assistant professor of education, to serve as "Cluster Facilitators" at the Leadership Development Institute. These individuals play a crucial role in the week as they are the small group discussion leaders who will directly engage the students in substantive conversation about leadership.
To see a listing of the 48 students who were accepted at leadership fellows, please visit http://www.alma.edu/academics/leadership/fellows.
Posted: Mon, March 20th, 2006 at 3:35PM