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Rockefeller Leadership Fellow: Colin Walmsley '15

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This ongoing series introduces the Rockefeller Leadership Fellows for the 2014-2015 academic year. The Rockefeller Leadership Fellows (RLF) program provides fellows with resources in leadership theories and practical skills. Selected their Junior Spring, these Seniors take part in the workshops, dinner discussions, and team-building exercises as they gain a better understanding of the qualities and responsibilities necessary for leaders and successful leadership styles. Throughout the program, fellows learn from the insight and experience of distinguished guests as well as from each other.

Colin Walmsley '15 grew up in Fort Macleod, Canada, a small town in the foothills of southern Alberta. Walmsley attended F.P. Walshe High, where he was a volleyball all-star, track team MVP, and rugby team MVP and captain. He also played rugby provincially, representing Team Alberta four times at rugby nationals and making the Team Canada long list once. Walmsley graduated from F.P. Walshe in 2010 as class valedictorian and used his valedictorian speech to come out as gay to his family and friends. At Dartmouth, Walmsley has continued to play rugby as a center on Dartmouth’s first XV team. He has also, however, rediscovered his love of music, singing bass for the Dartmouth Brovertones a cappella group and hosting a weekly radio show on 99 Rock, Dartmouth’s commercial radio station. Walmsley is an Anthropology and Government double major, and he hopes to complate a PhD program in Anthropology after graduation.

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