Students from Salve Regina’s Class of 2020 are invited to apply for the Nuala Pell Leadership Program for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Named in honor of the late Nuala Pell, the wife of Senator Claiborne Pell and an avid supporter of service, the Nuala Pell Leadership Development Program aims to build students’ leadership skills for the classroom, on campus, and beyond.
Twelve students from the Class of 2020 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, participate in an off-campus leadership trip, and engage with accomplished leaders throughout their sophomore year at Salve. Nuala Pell Leadership Fellows have met with a variety of leaders including Rhode Island’s delegation to the US Congress, the Rhode Island Secretary of State, a Navy admiral, a vice president of National Grid, a state superior court judge, Salve’s President, and the Ambassador to the US from Liechtenstein.
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.
Applicants must have at least a 3.5 GPA as of September 2017 and must be able to attend all meetings of the group. All majors are encouraged to apply.
To apply, students must complete the following requirements:
- A Statement of Interest (400-500 words) must be submitted (via email to [email protected]) by March 9th, 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.
- Each applicant must identify and ask a Salve Regina faculty or staff member to submit a nomination by March 9th. Nominations may be sent to [email protected].
Selected applicants will be asked to participate in an interview.
Students will be notified of their provisional acceptance the week of April 14th. Selected students will be expected to attend a reception for the Nuala Pell Leadership Program on the evening of Tuesday, April 25, 2017.