Eisenhower Institute hosts White House Fellows at Gettysburg College

For the fourth straight year, Gettysburg College’s Eisenhower Institute hosted a retreat on campus for newest class of White House Fellows, exceptionally qualified young professionals who will work for one year with senior White House staff, Cabinet secretaries, and other top-ranking government officials.

The White House Fellows and the Eisenhower Institute (EI) have partnered on numerous programs for 20 years.

In addition to interaction between the White House Fellows and the EI’s Undergraduate Fellows, the Aug. 28-31 retreat included an address by EI Chair Emeritus and Chairman Susan Eisenhower, remarks by College President Janet Morgan Riggs ’77, a battlefield tour, and exercises on the College Office of Experiential Education’s challenge course.

White House Fellows also participate in roundtable discussions with renowned leaders from the private and public sectors and trips to study U.S. policy in action both domestically and internationally.

The EI Undergraduate Fellows program offers a select group of students the chance to develop their leadership skills and grow in their knowledge and understanding of public policy.

Fellows serve on the EI’s College Advisory Council, act as liaisons for EI events, and serve as hosts for campus visitors. Students engage fully in the planning and promotion of specific programs and projects. They are responsible for selecting, developing, and promoting a public policy theme with programming in both Washington and in Gettysburg.

With offices in the heart of the nation's capital and in an historic home in Gettysburg once occupied by Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower, the Institute is a premier organization for research, discussion and outreach in issues of leadership and public policy. It provides top-level dialogue among policymakers and a premier learning experience for undergraduates by carefully blending the two.

Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

Contact: Jim Hale, associate director of editorial services

Posted: Thu, 30 Aug 2012

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