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 2018-2019

Eleven rising juniors and seniors 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.

“I feel privileged to be working with such wonderful students,” said Martha McCann Rose, program director. “Through their future endeavors, they will continue to serve the public and change the world.”

The 2018-2019 cohort of Nuala Pell Leadership Program fellows include:

  • Julia Arms, Nursing, Franklin, MA
  • Nicole Doucette, Elementary/Special Education, Tewksbury, MA
  • Jeffrey Evans, Environmental Studies/Sociology & Anthropology, Manchester, NH
  • Maria Hendrickson, Administration of Justice/Political Science, Wolfeboro, NH
  • Madeline Key, English Communications, Hanson, MA
  • Shannon Kelley, Nursing, Weymouth, MA
  • Kailyn Leary, Political Science/Philosophy, Freehold, NJ
  • Kali Major, Elementary/Special Education, Naugatuck, CT
  • Jennifer Page, American Studies, Ipswich, MA
  • Calissa Silva, History/Sociology & Anthropology, Stonington, CT
  • Krysta Tsangarides, Administration of Justice/Environmental Studies, Southington, CT

The Nuala Pell Leadership Program includes monthly meetings where students explore leadership theory, ethics, evolution of public issues and what it takes to be a leader in the public sector. Each student will shadow a local leader involved in the public sector and reflect on their experience. In 2019, 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.

“The students in the Nuala Pell Leadership Program embody the ideals Mrs. Pell wanted to celebrate when she lent this program her name.” said Jim Ludes, Pell Center executive director.  “They are selfless, focused on the public good, and committed to a style of leadership that emphasizes service to others. They inspire me and I look forward to the work they will do.”

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