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Wesley Students Selected for Delaware Leaders Program

Posted September 23rd, 2016 at 3:50pm

The Intercollegiate Studies Institute’s (ISI) Delaware Leaders Program has selected four students from Wesley College to join their year-long fellowship. The program is a leadership development opportunity for undergraduate students attending a university/college within Delaware. Only fifteen students were selected from three different institutes of higher education including Wesley, University of Delaware and Delaware State University.
The mission of ISI is inspiring college students to discover, embrace, and advance the principles and virtues that make America free and prosperous.
During this yearlong fellowship, students will learn about America’s founding principles, create connections with Delaware leaders, gain work experience at local organizations, and take in the opportunities available for them in the first state.
The four Wesley students selected for the program include Elvie Domond, Destiny Hollis, Jennifer Jankowski and Sarah Lynch. Domond, a senior from Laurel, De is majoring in Liberal Studies. Hollis, a senior from Wilmington, DE is majoring in biology. Jankowski a senior Political Science major is from Annapolis, MD, and Lynch, a Literary Studies – English major is from Laurel, DE. This selection marks the largest class for Wesley, increasing steadily since 2014 with only one student that year, three last year and four for this class.
“We are thrilled that our students have been selected to participate in this exceptional educational experience,” said Wesley Associate Professor of Political Science, Dr. Cynthia Newton.
Some of the activities scheduled this year for participants includes: an etiquette dinner at the Wilmington Country Club (with a tutorial from an etiquette professional); a legal panel with four distinguished local attorneys to discuss the legal profession and the challenges of law school; the opportunity to attend an all-expenses-paid regional leadership conference in Pittsburgh (hosted by ISI); personal tours of Winterthur Estate; a lecture on business leadership by Mark Turner, CEO of WSFS Bank (which will be held at WSFS’ headquarters); and Legislative Day in Dover, where students will hear from two politicians (usually state senators) and be given a private tour of Legislative Hall.