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Yale School of Management Announces 2010 Donaldson Fellows

Dean Sharon M. Oster announced that Bradley Abelow '89, Jennie Niles '98, Ken Ofori-Atta '88, and Hilary Pennington '83 have been selected as Donaldson Fellows.

Yale School of Management Dean Sharon M. Oster announced today that four graduates of the school have been selected as 2010 Donaldson Fellows. The fellows are being recognized for exemplifying the school’s mission to educate leaders for business and society and will participate in a symposium at the school in November 2010. The Donaldson Fellows Program is named for the school's founding dean, William Donaldson.

The 2010 Donaldson Fellows are:

Bradley Abelow '89
Chief Operating Officer, MF Global Inc.

Jennie Niles '98
Founding Principal, E.L. Haynes Public Charter School

Ken Ofori-Atta '88
Executive Chairman and Co-Founder, Databank Financial Services, Ltd. (Ghana)

Hilary Pennington '83
Director of Education, Postsecondary Success, and Special Initiatives, United States Program, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 

Read biographies of all of the Donaldson Fellows.

Dean Oster said in an email to the SOM community announcing this year’s fellows: "Without question, all four Donaldson Fellows this year demonstrate to the very highest degree, both in their personal and professional lives, the three themes of leading and managing across boundaries, transforming positive values into personal, professional, and institutional commitments, and bringing creativity and discipline to complex management problems. This is a group of people of which our entire community can be proud."

The four Donaldson Fellows will come to the Yale SOM campus in early November to participate in a series of panels and discussions open to all current students. The program is a required part of the Leadership Development Program for first-year students and will contribute to the school's ongoing discussion of contemporary leadership.

The 2010 Donaldson Fellows were nominated by fellow members of the Yale School of Management community. The school received nominations from many countries and from every sector. The nominees were considered by a selection committee that included faculty and staff.