International student Denitsa Koleva '10 leads the Student Senate

Denitsa Koleva's fellow students have made it clear: she is a leader.

Not only was she elected president of the Student Senate, but she also received a Linnaean Award, granted jointly by student and alumni organizations to honor efforts to improve the campus community, academic excellence, and overall achievement.

The dual economics and political science major also earned a summer research grant -- the Millard E. Gladfelter Prize, named after a 1925 graduate of Gettysburg College - to support her study of personal privacy in American constitutional law. Koleva, who plans to enter law school, conducted the project in collaboration with political science Prof. Ken Mott.

Koleva, Class of 2010, is also an undergraduate fellow of Gettysburg College's Eisenhower Institute for leadership and public policy, and a member of the campus Women's Center Associates Board. She volunteers locally at the Adams County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the Legos Robotics after-school tutoring program.

Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition that includes Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate and other distinguished scholars among its alumni. 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, online content editor

Posted: Thu, 1 Apr 2010

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