- Associated Press - Saturday, January 24, 2015

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) - Dartmouth College is expanding its leadership development programs thanks to a $10.1 million gift from the class of 1964.

The gift will be used to endow the ‘64 Leadership Initiative, which focuses on leadership training rooted in athletics and learning experiences that take place out of the classroom.

For example, the college’s Policy Research Shop provides students with a chance to prepare research for state lawmakers in New Hampshire and Vermont. The athletic component of the initiative will be delivered through a program called Dartmouth Peak Performance, which pushes student athletes to achieve high levels of physical, intellectual and personal growth.

In addition to the $10.1 million gift, the class of 1964 also raised more than $4.6 million for the Dartmouth College Fund.

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