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14 complete Pacific Century Fellows training

FOURTEEN fellows graduated from a leadership development training course on Thursday at Kanoa Resort.

The Pacific Century Fellows-Marianas Chapter class of 2017 are Charlie Atalig, Jaclyn Michelle Atalig, Michael Camacho, Tania David, Fausia Dela Cruz, Carleen Desebel, James Glenn, Elena Gersonde, Kirk Johns, Maria Krizia Mendoza, Monique Sablan, Mark Toves, Lannie Walker and Tara White.

The nine-month program centered on developing leadership skills among young fellows, according to PCF-Marianas Chapter president Jerry Tan.

“The commonwealth really needs young leaders. We need new ideas, we need the young people to step up,” he said in an interview.

14 graduates from the Pacific Century Fellowship program showcase their recent achievement. Photo by Lori Lyn C. Lirio 14 graduates from the Pacific Century Fellowship program showcase their recent achievement. Photo by Lori Lyn C. Lirio

Tan said the PCF now has 58 graduates. By the end of the year, he added, the number of graduate is expected to reach 72.

“This program is [designed] to help our young professionals, future young leaders because in the Commonwealth, our future is really depending on the leadership,” he said.

“If we have more young people who get involved in the conversation of all the important issues facing us, we would have a bright future for the Commonwealth. That is the whole objective of the Fellows,” he added.

To be included in the PCF program, Tan said one must submit an application. A nine-member panel will evaluate an applicant through interviews and decide who will make it to the class.

Recently, another 14 were admitted to the Fellowship program.