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The Class of 2018 LEAP program students and their mentors.
LEAP Draws to a Close, Looks Back at Successful Second Year

The Class of 2018’s Leadership Experience And Preparation (LEAP) program’s 12th and final meeting took place on Nov. 16. Sixteen Hamilton first-year students along with four LEAP mentors, gathered in a KJ classroom to escape the cold, Clinton November day, and discuss what goes into making an effective leader.  More ...

Hamilton's Levitt Leaders in Washington, D.C.
Hamilton's Levitt Leaders Head to D.C.

Hamilton’s third annual Levitt Leadership Institute completed the second and final week of its program on March 21. The second week takes place in Washington, D.C., and focuses on four different events organized by the student groups.  The goals of the second week are to actively practice the leadership skills learned in week one (problem solving, interviewing, decision-making, and networking) while organizing and executing each event.  More ...

A Levitt Leadership group collaborates on a project.
Third Year of Levitt Leadership Institute: The Momentum Continues

Former U.S. Ambassador Prudence Bushnell dreamed of creating a leadership program for college-age students, but was not convinced it was possible. That is, until she came to the Hill as the visiting Linowitz professor and spent a semester with Hamilton students.  More ...

Third Annual Levitt Leadership Institute Underway

Twenty-five Hamilton students returned to campus 10 days before the spring semester begins to participate in the third Levitt Leadership Institute (LLI).  The program was designed and is led by Ambassador Prudence Bushnell with the assistance of Christine Powers and is intended to provide  leadership training for students. The LLI was made possible by the financial support of Arthur Levitt, Jr. P '81, and the Norman and Rosita Winston Foundation.  More ...

Group 5 LEAP students, from left, Christopher Williams, Anne McGarvey, Jean Shim, Ahtesham Khan, Winnie (Weilin) Tang, Christopher Powell, and Hazel (Ching Hei) Chan.
First-Year Students LEAP Into Leadership

The Leadership Experience And Preparation (LEAP) program, developed through a partnership between Hamilton students, the Dean of Students Office and the Levitt Center, is a residentially based mentoring and leadership program that is being implemented for the first time this year. Its inaugural class of 59 first-year students will live together primarily in the Wertimer and Root residence halls, and work together in smaller groups under the leadership of upperclass student mentors.  More ...

Prudence Bushnell
Ambassador Prudence Bushnell Calls for Transformational Leadership

Members of the Hamilton College community gathered on Sept. 16 to hear a talk by Ambassador Prudence Bushnell, a woman known internationally for her distinguished career as a U.S. diplomat and leadership expert. Bushnell’s lecture was titled “Transformational Leadership In Foreign Affairs, Where Is It?” and was sponsored by the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center.  More ...

Erik Wemple '86 shows Levitt Leaders around at the Washington Post.
Students Visit Washington, D.C., For Week Two of Levitt Leadership Institute

While many students may have been relaxing at home or on the beach during spring break, 19 Hamilton College students participated in the second week of the two-week Levitt Leadership Institute in Washington, D.C.  More ...

Second Levitt Leadership Institute Inspires Students

In an effort to change our society for the better, former United States Ambassador Prudence Bushnell believes that we must train our leaders at an early age.  While students at West Point, Annapolis and other military academies receive top-notch leadership training, most civilian students are not given these opportunities. To fill this void, Bushnell partnered with Hamilton’s Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center to create the Levitt Leadership Institute (LLI).  More ...

Second Levitt Leadership Institute is Under Way

Twenty Hamilton students returned to campus on Jan. 13 to participate in the second Levitt Leadership Institute (LLI) which continues through Jan. 18.  The program was designed and is led by Ambassador Prudence Bushnell with the assistance of Christine Powers and is intended to provide strong leadership training for students.  The LLI was made possible by the generous financial support of Arthur Levitt, Jr. P'81, and the Norman and Rosita Winston Foundation.  More ...

Prudence Bushnell
Former U.S. Ambassador Bushnell Describes How Students Can Become Confident Leaders

When Prudence Bushnell, a former U.S. ambassador and CEO of Sage Associates was growing up, there were no female leaders for her to look up to. Those women who did assume a leadership position were often ridiculed or not taken seriously. Despite this lack of role models, Bushnell became a leader for hundreds of Foreign Service workers, and she has served as the dean of the Leadership and Management School at the Foreign Service Institute.  More ...

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