The Jones-Bowman Leadership Award Program recently selected Madisyn French, Kayla Johnson, Chloe Blythe, Rebecca Teesateskie, Faith Long, Brantly Junaluska, Jacob Long, Caleb Teesateskie, Tim Swayney and Michael Thompson as their 2016-17 fellows.
The program develops leadership competencies through formal education and firsthand leadership experiences. Each fellow develops a Leadership Learning Plan with the help of a mentor that outlines the three focus areas Leadership, Culture and Education. Programming is grounded in the traditional core values of sense of humor, sense of place, spirituality, group harmony, educating the children, honoring the past, and strong individual character.
Jones Bowman financial awards are in addition to funding provided by the Tribal Higher Education Program but are not considered scholarships. These funds are provided to develop leaders who are willing to serve their communities. The mission of leadership programs created by the Cherokee Preservation Foundation is to support lifelong, culture-based learning that gives tribal members opportunities to develop strong leadership abilities and serve successfully in leadership roles.
The Jones-Bowman Leadership Award Program was established in 2007 to honor the memories and leadership of Principal Chief Leon Jones and Council Member James Bowman, founding members of the Board of Directors of the Cherokee Preservation Foundation. The Cherokee Preservation Foundation and other contributors fund individual learning plans of the Fellows.
Info: Alicia Jacobs, Cherokee Preservation Foundation 497-5550
– Cherokee Preservation Foundation