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CSU-Pueblo names 2014-2015 President Leadership Program Class

Release Date: June 10, 2014

Cora Zaletel

Executive Director, External Affairs

Colorado State University-Pueblo

(719) 549-2810

Press Release

PUEBLO – Twenty freshmen students have been named to the 2014-2015 President’s Leadership Program (PLP) at Colorado State University – Pueblo. The students were selected by a committee of campus and community board members and students from the PLP program.

Currently in its 15th year, the PLP program is one of 10 higher education institutions to participate in the Colorado Leadership Alliance, a consortium of comprehensive leadership education programs at undergraduate institutions across Colorado. Through shared resources and collaborative efforts, CLA aims to develop the next generation of Colorado's leaders.

PLP develops and trains emerging leaders at CSU-Pueblo through an academic leadership program focused on academics, service and experiential learning. Scholars are given opportunities to obtain leadership experience through mentoring, internships, and presentations by leaders in various fields from government and education to the service sectors. PLP students also earn a minor in leadership studies.

Eligible candidates are graduating high school seniors who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher and who display leadership potential, intellectual curiosity, and a commitment to something outside one’s self. PLP challenges participants to identify and engage in leadership issues facing Southern Colorado. Participants must retain no less than a 3.0 grade point average at CSU-Pueblo to maintain eligibility status.

The following students are members of the 2014-15 PLP freshman class:

Aurora, CO
Daniel Talley, Jr.

Castle Rock, CO
Quinlan VandeKoppel

Colorado Springs, CO
Keragan Ettleman
David Yarger

Fort Collins, CO
Nicole Garza

Fountain, CO
Brielle Byrd

Greeley, CO
Colin Kerr

Guffey, CO
Ashleigh Hollowell

Parachute, CO
Sierra Berger

Vilas, CO
Jordan Freed

Westcliffe, CO
Heather Schlabach

Pueblo, CO
Leah Drummond, Pueblo West
Clayton Eggleston, Pueblo County
Rachel Guerrero, Pueblo Centennial
Alexis Kristan, Pueblo West
Makenzie Olguin, Pueblo West

Daniella Calvo, Spring, TX
Rachael Cannon, Temperance, MI
Magdalena Contreras Gomez, Austin, TX
Deanna Sanchez, Rudioso, NM

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.

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