After a successful recruiting and interview process, the Gonzaga University Comprehensive Leadership Program is pleased to announce its Class of 2012 -- comprised of students from across the country.
These 41 first-year students were chosen from a highly qualified pool of applicants. The CLP Class of 2012 is another amazing group of students — they enter the program with excellent past leadership experiences and a desire to further their knowledge of leadership through this unique scholarly environment.
The vast majority of these students have extensive community service experience, 21 were captains of high school sports teams, six were class valedictorians, 17 held a leadership position in their high school student body, five achieved the Boy Scouts Eagle Scout or Girl Scouts Silver Award, and 21 were members of the National Honors Society.
The class of 2012 is a solid academic cohort, with a 3.8 cumulative high school grade-point average. Many also have been leaders within their faith communities. This is a group with seemingly diverse political views, and there appears to be a strong commitment to civic and political engagement.
The new CLP freshman class also possesses geographic diversity with students representing eight states including: Washington, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, California, Oregon, North Dakota, Indiana and Arizona. The students also represented two countries: Nigeria and Korea.
A strength of the CLP is the various academic disciplines represented as students explore leadership. This cohort is no different with 16 majors represented, including: accounting, business, biochemistry, biology, exercise science, history, political science, nursing, communications, math, international business, broadcasting, journalism, psychology, engineering, and religious studies.
These achievements and leadership positions are merely a starting place for the new CLP freshman class. Over the next three and half years, students will be challenged in their thinking about leadership and have opportunities to put leadership knowledge into practice. The CLP’s primary mission is foster the development of men and women who will be leaders for the common good. We believe the CLP class of 2012 holds great promise in this endeavor.
Established in 2002, the Comprehensive Leadership Program at Gonzaga is a three-year program designed to offer students curricular and co-curricular learning opportunities to develop knowledge and skills for leadership.
For more information about the CLP, please call Josh Armstrong, Ph.D., at (509) 313-6493, or visit www.gonzaga.edu/clp or Katie Herzog at (509) 313-3579.
Congratulations to the Following Students:
- Claire Anderson – Grand Forks, N.D.
- Briana Badili – Belfair, Wash.
- Rachael Bany – Wilsonville, Ore.
- Ryan Bart – Bow, Wash.
- Zachary Briggs – Gig Harbor, Wash.
- Allison Burke – Spokane Valley, Wash.
- Nate Castle – Woodinville, Wash.
- Clare Chambers – Bellingham, Wash.
- Sarah Crowley – Spokane, Wash.
- Davidge Lindsey – Scappooose, Ore.
- Sophie Doro – Highlands Ranch, Colo.
- David Dunphy – Issaquah, Wash.
- Rachel Fischer – Salem, Ore.
- Sam Freedgood – New Canaan, Conn.
- Angie Funnell – Tilburon, Calif.
- Nate Garberich – Seattle
- Nolan Grady – Wynwood, Pa.
- Tyler Hobbs – Thousand Oaks, Calif.
- Michael Imasua – Worri, Nigeria
- Alison Kairis – Bellevue, Wash.
- JangWoo Kim – Daegu, Korea
- Kelsie Kleiber – Idaho Falls, Idaho
- Angela Lacey – Woodinville, Wash.
- Craig Mauss – Tri-Cities, Wash.
- Kathryn McGoffin – Sedro-Woolley, Wash.
- John Meyers – Mission Viejo, Calif.
- Olivia Miller – Longmont, Colo.
- Lauren Mills – Boring, Ore.
- Jessica Morley – Seattle
- Jennifer Odegard – Seattle
- Nicholas Piger – Greenacres, Wash.
- Callie Shawcross – Glendale, Ariz.
- Neshia Starks – LaCenter, Wash.
- Erin Sullivan – Portland, Ore.
- Erik Swanson – Sumner, Wash.
- Parker Townley – Olympia, Wash.
- Ryan Tuttle – Salem, Ore.
- Joshua Wallace – University Place, Wash.
- Stefanie Watson – Woodinville, Wash.
- Dane Westermeyer – Kennewick, Wash.
- Lindsey Wopschall – Arcadia, Calif.