University of Mary Washington students Brendan Oudekerk, Meghan Hobbs and Sean Simons are among 18 college and university students selected for the summer 2012 College Leaders Program at the Sorensen Institute of Political Leadership.
Hobbs and Oudekerk are senior international affairs and political science and economics and political science majors, respectively, and Simons is a junior political science and political communication major.
The College Leaders Program (CLP) gives students the practical skills and political knowledge to become effective advocates in government and business. CLP curriculum is focused on energizing youth leaders, promoting civic engagement and preparing future leaders to be ethical and responsible citizens in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The four-week course is held over the summer on the University of Virginia grounds.
The Sorensen Institute was founded as the Virginia Institute of Political Leadership in 1993 in hopes it would identify and bring together Virginia’s emerging political leaders. More than 1,200 Virginian students have graduated from the Institute.