Colby Community College freshman Isabel Rosales was one of six students in the state selected to the Kansas Women's Leadership Institute. The six-week program begins in June at the University of Kansas.

Rosales was nominated by CCC Assistant Director of Resident and Student Life DeeDee Dusek last fall.

“I nominated Isabel because she is our student government president and thought she would be a good candidate. She was calm, cool and collected and stepped in to each role without hesitating. I thought this opportunity would be perfect for her.”

Rosales, a 2017 graduate of Colby High School, wants to be a physician.

“I’ve always been curious about medicine,” she said, “But have taken more of an interest in recent years because of my dad’s health.”

After earning an associate degree in pre-medicine from CCC, Rosales plans to continue her education at Fort Hays State University before applying to medical school.

The KWLI is part of the U.S. Department of State’s Study of U.S. Institutes (SUSI) programs on women’s leadership. Within the curriculum, each participant will develop an increased openness to difference and change, demonstrate and model goodwill, achieve growth and empowerment, and develop a knowledge and skill set for engaging in the adaptive leadership process.