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Our goal is to graduate 100% of our talented Fellows with
either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree.
ALEF intends to bring in each year nationally or internationally
prominent speakers on leadership to each institution for
the benefit of the entire student population, faculty,
and citizens of the state. Our final goal is to
establish a recognized symposium each year designed to
support concepts of leadership and character development
through the publication of an annual periodical.
fifteen students each year, will be named
Fellows of the foundation established by General Robert
“Doc” Foglesong. The foundation's goal is to identify
potential leaders in financial need, fund their college
studies, and provide additional training.
found the next generation of leaders and our responsibility
is to provide the opportunity for leadership and they'll
stay with us,” Foglesong said.
foundation has partnered with Concord, Shepherd, Marshall
and West Virginia Universities, and with help from contributors, assures
that the recipients’ expenses will be covered at one of
their college careers, the Fellows will be involved in
regular meetings and social events as well as completing
a leadership development program with a focus on community
service. The foundation will assist them in developing
leadership skills and strategies for success.
want them to be armed with all the tools they need,” Foglesong
said. “I found out very quickly leadership is about
people.” The foundation will mentor the students
through their college careers and beyond, he said.
The Fellows will represent the future leaders of Appalachia and the nation.
truly a blessing from God that has given me so many
opportunities to succeed above and beyond any aspirations
I could have set for myself. Being an ALEF Fellow means having a second home,
amongst those I can now and always call family.”
Vass, Concord University, Beta Fellow
an opportunity of a life time; they have provided us
with everything we need to become a great leader; they
have provided us with the best possible training, support,
and opportunity to develop into a great leader. ALEF is a blessing that can’t be put into words;
there is no way to describe the impact it has had in
my life. I
am so thankful to be able to call myself an ALEF Fellow.”
Gavin Ward, Concord University, The John C. Allen