Ithaca College is proud to announce its third cohort of scholars selected to join the BOLD Women’s Leadership Network, a trailblazing program which affords college women leadership opportunities on campus and in communities. The incoming BOLD scholars are Chanelle Ferguson, Carolina Jeronimo, Julia Klipp, Oluwasekemi Odumosu, Taury Phelps, Daniela Rivero, Lesley Rodriguez, Paula Rodriguez and Gabriela Urbaez-Mendez. Vice President of Student Affairs and Campus Life Rosanna Ferro will become the new administrative lead, following the retirement of Nancy Pringle, executive vice president.
The scholars were selected out of 56 applicants as women who uphold the legacy of the late Cosmopolitan magazine editor Helen Gurley Brown, in whose honor the Pussycat Foundation exists. The Pussycat Foundation is the funder of the BOLD program. In the spirit of Brown’s legacy, candidates are chosen for their leadership abilities, critical thinking skills, passion for building community and ability to move difficult dialogues forward.