The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

Rocky Hosts Hamm Leadership Program

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In late July, the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center welcomed twenty-four student visitors from all over the world to Dartmouth. Hailing from Pakistan to Venezuela to New Hampshire, the students participated in the Charles J. Hamm ’55 Leadership Program at Philips Exeter Academy.

Hamm program participants spent the summer questioning leadership theories, studying notable leaders throughout history, and developing personal leadership skills through interactive projects. Dartmouth was a natural stop for Hamm program participants; the Rockefeller Center’s mission of public policy and civic leadership, co-curricular, and curricular offerings fit well with the Hamm program participants’ interests and goals.

After touring campus on a beautiful summer day, participants in the Hamm program filed into the Rockefeller Center to discuss their personal leadership accomplishments, hopes, and future collegiate experiences with Rockefeller student leaders and staff. The visiting students joined Rockefeller student leaders Max Liu ’14, Adam Nasser ’15, Lorelei Yang ’15, Shoshana Silverstein ’15, Noah Reichblum ’15, and Nikki Sachdeva ‘15 in small groups, discussing the road to college, leadership opportunities in local communities, and personal leadership goals. 

The event was a rewarding experience for the visiting students and Rockefeller student leaders alike. Visiting students left with a better sense of the day in the life of a college student, the leadership opportunities available at Dartmouth, and a heightened perspective on personal leadership. Rockefeller student leaders found the visiting students’ curiosity, excitement, and leadership tales inspiring.

The event culminated in a catered dinner and conversation about the day’s takeaways. The Rockefeller Center looks forward to a continued partnership with the Hamm Leadership Program.

The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences