Pell Center

The Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy at Salve Regina is a multidisciplinary research center focused at the intersection of politics, policies and ideas.

Nuala Pell Leadership Program Selects Fellows for 2017-2018

Twelve rising sophomores at Salve Regina University have been selected for an innovative leadership development program run by the Pell Center. Named in honor of the wife of U.S. Senator Claiborne Pell, the Nuala Pell Leadership Program builds student leaders for the twenty-first century.

“We’re excited to see how the class of 2020 will build on all of the wonderful successes of their predecessors,” said Chelsea Buffington, program director. “This group has a breadth of talent they will contribute to the year ahead.”

The 2017-2018 cohort of Nuala Pell Leadership Program fellows include:

  • Kheldhe Bourque, Global Studies, Middletown, RI
  • Vigen Ciottone, Political Science, Westminster, MA
  • Amanda Corp, Psychology, Clay, NY
  • Madalyn Drotning, Biology, Maple Valley, WA
  • Priscilla Gaspard, Business Administration/Philosophy, Brockton, MA
  • Julissa Hernandez, Global Studies, Providence, RI
  • Daniel Landino. Theatre/Pyschology, West Haven, CT
  • Henry Nickerson. English/Political Science, Overland Park, KS
  • Rebecca Sock, English Communications, Warwick, RI
  • Bryce Sholtes, Music/Political Science, Columbia, MD
  • Leann Teodoro, Nursing, Fall River, MA
  • Penelope Theodoropoulos, Psychology, Landing, NJ

The Nuala Pell Leadership Program includes monthly meetings where students engage in topics ranging from leadership theory and leadership ethics to managing change and vision mapping. Students meet with invited leaders to learn specific attributes of successful leaders. In 2017, Nuala Pell Leadership Fellows will travel to the nation’s capital where they will participate in group meetings with a wide variety of leaders and engage in team-building exercises. Each student will also shadow a local leader and participate in a service project, which they will design and implement over the course of the 2017-2018 academic year.

“These students amaze me. Beyond their talents in the classroom, they are engaged, they care about their community, and they believe in service. I’m looking forward to seeing the good they do in the Nuala Pell Leadership Program and beyond.” said Jim Ludes, Pell Center executive director.

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