Cincinnatus Leadership Scholars Program
Named in honor of the College’s namesake General Washington, who has been called the American Cincinnatus, this innovative program highlights the importance of good character for civic life.
With a focus on active participation in local service organizations, the Cincinnatus Leadership Scholars Program challenges undergraduates to participate in a structured program of civic engagement. Participants study the life and work of great leaders and develop service projects in their communities that instantiate the values of exemplary leaders, both past and present.
Details on the program are under development and will be announced in spring 2011.
Washington As the American Cincinnatus
Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus was a Roman citizen (519-438) who, heeding the call of his country, left his private career to serve Rome in her time of need. Upon preserving Roman liberties by his actions as dictator, he relinquished command and returned to his hearth. George Washington has long been called the American Cincinnatus.