Ruth Shaw Scholars
Dr. Ruth Shaw, CPCC’s second college president, made a recent gift to the College to create, in partnership with the CPCC Foundation and Student Life, the Ruth G. Shaw Women’s Leadership Program at CPCC. This unique student program aims to:
- Connect women students to one another and to a supportive network of community mentors.
- Inspire women students to assume positions of leadership and to celebrate their individual and collective achievements.
- Nurture female student leaders by encouraging and demonstrating critical thinking, intellectual curiosity, and problem-solving strategies.
- Foster a deeper awareness of the many roles women play and their contributions to society.
The Program, which is limited to 10 female students who will be completing in Fall 2014, CPCC’s Emerging Leaders Program, includes an application process and annual commitment but offers exclusive benefits.
Through monthly luncheons and guided conversations with community mentors, the Ruth G. Shaw Women’s Leadership Program offers interaction with College leaders, faculty, staff and alumnae; personal and professional skill development; hands-on leadership development; and recognition of achievement. As a culminating event and in collaboration with faculty, staff and mentors, participants will plan and execute an annual spring symposium for the community.
Participants for the 2014-2015 year have been selected. Applications for the 2015-2016 year will be available in the Spring semester.