The Nomination Process:
Nomination of Candidates
Paul H. Sullivan Institute candidates are nominated by the MCC Community. Faculty and staff are encouraged to send names of potential student leaders to Mary-Jo Griffin (email@example.com) by July 15, 2015. Students may also nominate themselves by submitting an application.
Student Candidate Application and Essay:
Each nominee will submit an application accompanied by a two page, double spaced essay, briefly explaining why he/she desires to become a Paul H. Sullivan Leadership Institute Fellow and what he/she hopes to learn from the experience.
The Selection Process:
Candidates are chosen by a Selection Committee consisting of up to 6 representatives of the MCC faculty, staff, and/or The Paul H. Sullivan Leadership Institute Advisory Board.
- President Carole A. Cowan
- Jay Linnehan
- Patrick Cook
- Pam Flaherty
- Rebecca Newell
- Phil Sisson
- Lura Smith
- Mary-Jo Griffin
- Terrance Downes
- Kendall Wallace, Chairman of the Board, Lowell Sun
- Judy Hogan, Dean of Business, Engineering & Technology, Middlesex Community College
- Tony Accardi, Deputy Registrar of Deed, Middlesex
- Chris Scott, City Editor, Lowell Sun
- Jon MacLean, Morning News Producer, WBZ Radio
- Jay McQuaide, Vice President, Corporate Communications, Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Michael Goldman, Senior Consultant, Government Insight Group
- Patricia Crane, Retired Executive
- Drew Webber, Owner & CEO, Lowell Spinners
- Marjorie Arons-Barron, President, Barron Associates Worldwide, Inc.
Requirement Criteria for Fellow Candidates:
- Completion of at least one year at Middlesex Community College at time of nomination
- Paul H. Sullivan Institute Fellows must be willing to commit to one year of approximately 6 hours per month. Formal sessions will occur monthly for three (3) hours (3 p.m. to 6 p.m.). The additional time will be spent attending evening invitational community and college events, off-site summits, etc. as deemed appropriate.
- Student in good academic standing (minimum 2.0 GPA)
- Demonstrated service by participation in campus activities and/or community volunteer activities
- Represent a diverse population of "Students of Promise" as envisioned by Paul H. Sullivan:
"This opportunity will be available to a diverse population of students who are willing
to be challenged, and who have a desire to reach outside of their "comfort zone" to
experience an in-depth working knowledge of the necessary skills to be a leader."