Introducing the 2015–16 Presidential Fellows
They come from nearby Boston and Beverly, and from as far as Japan and China. They’ve competed in the Junior Olympics, performed in Gordon’s Gospel Choir, led wilderness trips, and worked in congressional offices. They’ve interned in Nepal and Hong Kong, and studied abroad in the U.K. and Italy. And that only scratches the surface of their engagement and accomplishments.
They’re the Gordon College Presidential Fellows, the fourth cohort in this innovative leadership honors program. Modeled on the highly competitive, highly effective White House Fellowship, the Gordon College Presidential Fellows Program affords Gordon students the chance to work directly with one of the College’s Cabinet officers (known as the Fellow’s “Principal”), who mentors the student through a yearlong fellowship. Through their substantive work assignments and special mentoring opportunities, the Fellows learn firsthand what it’s like to lead a major institution.
Pictured with William Hagen ’15 (second from left), aide to the president, and President Lindsay (center), this year’s Fellows are, from left: Cana Short ’17 (Office of the Provost), Aaron Smith ’16 (Office of the Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff), Nathanael Lee ’17 (Office of the Vice President for Finance and Administration), Bruce Gerberich ’16 (Office of the Vice President for Finance and Administration), Theresa Sterling ’16 (Office of the Vice President for Advancement), Claire Campbell ’17 (Office of the President), Hannah Wardell ’17 (Office of the Vice President for Marketing and Strategic Communications), Bersley Chery ’16 (Office of the Vice President for Student Development), and Chase Keener ’17 (Office of the President).