• As students in the 8th Levitt leadership Institute (LLI) head to Washington, D.C., or the Highlander Center for Research and Education for the second week of their program, Krista Hesdorfer ’14 offers this reflection as a member of the first LLI cohort. Hesdorfer says LLI helped shape her career path — she is currently working at Hunger Solutions New York as an advocate for federal nutrition assistance programs.

  • Tsion Tesfaye ’16 has been selected as a Knight-Hennessy Scholar at Stanford University. Knight-Hennessy Scholars receive full funding for graduate study at Stanford. The program aims to develop an interdisciplinary community of future global leaders to address the world’s most complex challenges through collaboration and innovation.

  • Twenty-five Hamilton students returned to campus a week early to participate in the 8th Levitt Leadership Institute (LLI). The focus of the weeklong program is understanding how teams and team leadership works.

  • During the second week of spring break, a group of nine Hamilton students and Professor Margo Okazawa-Rey attended a student activist leadership retreat at the Highlander Research and Education Center in New Market, Tenn. The Highlander Center is an 85-year-old popular education center that works with grassroots organizing and movement-building across the U.S. South and Appalachia to promote sustainability, social and economic justice, and equity.

  • Nineteen Levitt Leadership Institute (LLI) students traveled to Washington, D.C., during the first week of spring break to study leadership. A continuation of the week-long January program that was primarily focused on theory, the trip allowed students to apply what they learned as they interacted with influential leaders in public service, government, and nonprofit sectors.

  • Amari Leigh ’21 has been named a 2018 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education.

  • Twenty-five students returned to campus a week early over winter break for the Levitt Leadership Institute, an intensive program designed to help students develop, practice, and employ leadership skills in whatever discipline they pursue. Originally created by Ambassador Prudence Bushnell and Christine Powers, the program is now led by Susan Mason, former Education Studies department director, with subject matter experts and student leaders.

  • How to be resilient during a period of major change was among timely lessons learned by 20 students in Hamilton’s Levitt Leadership Institute during their visit to Washington, D.C., during spring break.

  • For the past six years a group of students has returned from winter break early to converge on the otherwise vacant Kirner-Johnson academic building. One group of 28 comes with the hopes of learning how to recognize, develop and practice the kinds of leadership skills that are essential to create personal and societal change. These are students participating in the Levitt Leadership Institute (LLI).

  • Hamilton was well-represented with seven student attendees at the 9th annual Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) held April 1- 3 at the University of California, Berkeley. Aleksandra Bogoevska ’17, Andy Chen ’16, Leonard Kilekwang ’16, Alexandru Hirsu ’17, Emily Moschowits ’16, Sharif Shrestha ’17 and Tsion Tesfaye ’16 were among the more than 1,200 students chosen for the prestigious conference.  All are recipients of Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center funding and/or support.

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