Devin C. Gladden, a Fordham College at Rose Hill sophomore, was named to the Institute for Responsible Citizenship’s 2007-2008 leadership program on Feb. 28. Gladden, an international political economy major with a minor in environmental studies, has been a dean’s list student at the University and is involved in several community and environmental outreach projects.
The Institute for Responsible Citizenship, based in Washington, D.C., selected 24 sophomore and juniors with a mean GPA of 3.6 to the two-summer program at Georgetown University, which aims to develop “principled leaders of tomorrow.”
“Each year, our students take part in intensive internships, rigorous courses, and leadership training. The classes give them the fundamental constitutional and economic principles they will need to be great leaders,” said the institute’s founder William Keyes.
Gladden is involved in Urban Plunge, a University community service project, and the Campus Climate Challenge. He is concerned with global warming and aspires to be president of the National Wildlife Federation. Last Fall Gladden took part in The Climate Project Training Program with former senator Al Gore at Gore’s farm in Carthage, Tenn.
By Brian Kluepfel