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Rose Hill Sophomore Named to Leadership Program

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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., named 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.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 15,800 students in its five undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Tarrytown, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.

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