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Andres Garcia Jimenez of Egg Harbor Township, Named Presidential Scholar at Clarkson University

POTSDAM, NY (01/17/2019)-- Andres Garcia Jimenez of Egg Harbor Township, N.J. , a aeronautical engineering major, was named a Presidential Scholar for the fall 2018 semester at Clarkson University.

Presidential Scholars must achieve a minimum 3.80 grade-point average and carry at least 14 credit hours.

Clarkson University educates the leaders of the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as an owner, CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. With its main campus located in Potsdam, New York, and additional graduate program and research facilities in the Capital Region and Beacon, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university with signature areas of academic excellence and research directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through more than 95 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, science, and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations, and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo and connect discovery and innovation with enterprise.

Matthew Knowlton Selected for Hamilton College's Levitt Leadership Institute

CLINTON, NY (01/17/2019)-- Matthew Knowlton, of Cinnaminson (08077), has been selected to participate in the Levitt Leadership Institute in 2019.

Created by Ambassador Prudence Bushnell and Christine Powers and funded in part by former SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt, the Institute is modeled on the programs used to train the senior Foreign Service staff in the U.S. government.

The first week of the Institute is held on the Hamilton College campus and focuses on self-awareness, self-management, relationship management, and communication skills.

Students have the option to spend the second week in Washington, D.C., where they can engage with leaders in public service, government, non-governmental agencies and other organizations, or at the Highlander Center, engaging in grassroots organizing and movement building. The Highlander Center works with people fighting for justice, equality, and sustainability, supporting their efforts to take collective action to shape their own destiny.

Knowlton, a sophomore, is a graduate of Moorestown Friends School.

Originally founded in 1793 as the Hamilton-Oneida Academy, Hamilton College offers an open curriculum that gives students the freedom to shape their own liberal arts education within a research- and writing-intensive framework. Hamilton enrolls 1,850 students from 49 states and 49 countries. Additional information about the college can be found at www.hamilton.edu.