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.

Pell Center Encourages Salve’s Class of 2018 to Apply for Leadership Program

Rising sophomores are invited to participate in Nuala Pell Leadership Development Program

The Pell Center invites students from Salve Regina’s Class of 2018 to apply for the Nuala Pell Leadership Development Program for the 2015- 2016 academic year.

Named in honor of the late Nuala Pell, the wife of Sen. Claiborne Pell and an avid supporter of service, the Nuala Pell Leadership Development Program aims to build students’ leadership skills that can be used in the classroom and in the real world.

Twelve students from the Class of 2018 who demonstrate a commitment to developing their leadership skills will be selected to participate in the program.

Students in the program will attend monthly seminars and engage with accomplished leaders in Rhode Island. Past speakers have included the president of The Rhode Island Foundation, the senior vice president of CVS Caremark, and a state superior court judge.

In addition, students will work in groups to propose, design, and execute their own service projects. Students will also be asked to write monthly reflections to document their progress throughout the program.

Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA as of September 2015 and must be able to attend all meetings of the group. All majors are eligible.

To apply, students must complete the following requirements:

  • Each applicant must identify and ask a Salve Regina faculty or staff member to nominate you by writing a simple nominating email to the Selection Committee by March 30 (letter of reference not required; Nominators may not include Ducha Hang or Robin Hoffmann)
  • A Statement of Interest (400-500 words) must be submitted (via email to [email protected]) by Thursday, April 2nd and should indicate why you are interested in the program, interest or experience with leadership, and how you anticipate using leadership skills in the future.

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 27

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