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:
Daniel Talley, Jr.
Castle Rock, CO
Colorado Springs, CO
Fort Collins, 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