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2013 GRADUATES


The impact of my experience in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program is that it helped me apply the knowledge I gained in the classroom to help improve the Chapel Hill community, the state of North Carolina and also my hometown of Yaounde by serving them. To me, serving other people and putting others’ needs first is what humanity is all about.”

As an international student, being involved in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program has really brought me different, yet exciting, outside-classroom learning experiences. It was more of an experience that in this big, big world, there were so many things I can do and contribute as an individual. Everyone can make others live better and smile.”

»» Sheila Enoh

BPSS has allowed me to explore outside of the UNC ‘bubble’ and be a part of the larger Chapel Hill community.” »» Min Kim

»» Zhujun Liang

My time as a Buckley Public Service Scholar has been a defining experience of my four years at Carolina. It has allowed me to continue my passion for ESL teaching and addressing Latino issues in the Chapel Hill and Carrboro community. I have been able to participate in enriching classroom experiences that demonstrate the important ties between scholarship and service. Finally, it has given me the opportunity to meet others who share my commitment to service.” »» Elizabeth Byrum


Welcome Carolina students have an amazing

It is an honor to congratulate the

way of giving back. Whether it is

Class of 2013 Buckley Public Service

connecting work in the classroom to

Scholars! During their time at

making a difference in the community,

Carolina, these impressive students

developing innovative solutions to

have strengthened their commitment

practical problems in our local or global

to service while also expanding

communities, or supporting the efforts

their skills as they connected with

of others, our students are making our

communities in North Carolina, across

state, nation and world better.

the United States and around the world. Throughout this bulletin, you can see the numerous ways these

For decades, we have demonstrated a collective, campus-wide

students have committed time and talent to so many worthwhile

responsibility by engaging with and responding to the world around

efforts. The Carolina faculty and staff, dedicated community agencies

us. Our students and faculty connect in untold ways to what is

and countless individuals with whom they have worked are also to be

happening beyond our walls. So it is fitting that we honor the 2013

commended for their unending support of these students and all they

graduating class of Buckley Public Service Scholars for what they have

have done in the name of service.

done while at Carolina. Begun in 2003, the program continues to grow, and this year, 9.2 By expanding and applying their knowledge, skills and passion for

percent of Carolina undergraduates are enrolled as participants.

service, they prove every day that Carolina is the best place to discover,

In 2011, the Carolina Center for Public Service announced the

learn and engage. They continue to bring to life our mission as a public

establishment of the Walter White Buckley Jr. Endowment, and it

university to improve people’s lives.

is thanks to this endowment that Buckley Public Service Scholars will be graduating for generations to come. Building on Carolina’s

As you read this bulletin, you will learn a little about how each scholar

tradition of excellence, the class of 2013 joins those who have gone

and every project continues Carolina’s long tradition of service.

before them and sets the example for those who follow. Each of these graduates has demonstrated commitment and passion in serving

Thank you for helping us celebrate these outstanding students and

through this program. I have no doubt they will continue to make

their accomplishments. They are an excellent example of what makes

meaningful contributions as they leave Carolina dedicated to making

Carolina exceptional in both academics and public service.

a difference wherever they are.

H. Holden Thorp

Chancellor, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Lynn W. Blanchard

Director, Carolina Center for Public Service

CONTENTS The Carolina Center for Public Service connects the energy and expertise of both the University and the community to provide students, faculty and staff with deep and transformative experiences. Through engaged scholarship and service, we work together to create collaborative and interdisciplinary solutions to local and global challenges.

Program Overview Graduates Map Graduate Profiles

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Program Overview The Buckley Public Service Scholars

completing the program components,

participating students reported service

framework for Carolina undergraduate

their learning and unique experiences

The 2013 graduating class of Buckley

program (BPSS) provides a

students committed to making a positive impact through service.

BPSS challenges participants to

expand their understanding of service, connect academic and communitybased experiences and build their

capacity to help effect change. While

participants build portfolios reflecting throughout North Carolina, the nation and the world.

Since 2003, BPSS has connected

students with similar interests and provided special opportunities

for leadership development and

community engagement. This year,

Program Components The BPSS program offers participants a structure to learn about and practice public service and engagement beyond the scope of traditional volunteerism,

recognizing the value of organizational and policy-based service in addition to direct service. While in the BPSS program, many students are introduced to

social entrepreneurship, community-based research, advocacy and philanthropy as important forms of public service. Special opportunities available to BPSS

participants include: SMART Mentoring program, Philanthropy as a Tool for

Social Change course, North Carolina Outward Bound School scholarships and the Buckley reflection series.

The program is open to all full-time undergraduate students with at least four semesters remaining at Carolina. To complete the program, students build a portfolio which includes the following program components: »» Orientation session

»» 300 documented hours of service »» One service-learning course »» Four skills trainings

»» Senior service reflection

»» Minimum cumulative GPA 2

with more than 1,000 organizations. Public Service Scholars featured in

this publication has reported 114,558

hours of service as of early April 2013. Of those hours, 69.5 percent were

served in North Carolina, 13 percent in other states and 17.5 percent internationally.


2013 Graduates

BY THE NUMBERS

17.5% INTERNATIONAL

BPSS participants represent 75 percent of all majors on campus. The top five majors of this year’s graduates are listed below.

Major

13%

OTHER STATES

114,558 of hours service

Percent

16.5 Psychology 11.9 Global Studies 10.3 Political Science 8.8 Journalism and 6.9 Biology

69.5%

NORTH CAROLINA

Mass Communication

BPSS participants focus on a large variety of interests. Below are the top five service areas reported by 2013 graduates.

Service Areas Children and Youth Education Social Justice

Percent

19.9 18 13.8 8.1

Hunger and Homelessness or Poverty Arts and Culture

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Congratulations to our Buckley Public Service Scholars for their outstanding work in public service!

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8 1 FROM ACROSS THE UNITED STATES Alabama

Whitney Adams Amanda Grayson

California Vivian Doan Sarah Osborne

Colorado

Tracy Blauweiss Jordan Meer Renee Sullender

Illinois

Connecticut

Sarah Krantz Lindsay Newman Katherine Rolf Sarah Torp

Delaware

Daniel Peterson

Renae James

Meghan Lyons

Florida

Joel Lugones Alexa Lytle Jagir Patel Melina Silva Rayna Singh Natalia Smirnova Alexis Sydow Nicole Zalles

Georgia Kelsey Aho

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Alexandra Balkum Benjamin Barge Jason Dunn Taylor Fulton Morgan Moore Chelsea Weiermiller Everett Young

Iowa

Maryland

Jasmine Cogdell Nicole Cummings

Massachusetts Isabella Cassell Dan Chen Kelsey Jost-Creegan Abigail Poeske

New Jersey Nicolette Ash Giovana Espejo

David Gahary Todd Lewis Amee Shrimanker

South Carolina

New York

Julia Da Silva Leena Patel Kayce Resha Aliza Sir Bilan Stribling

Jacqueline Drexler Heather Engel Jennie Jeune Karen Lin Randi Mackler Justin Sodoma Mackenzie Thomas

Ohio

Matthew Givens Christopher Jones Suzanne Lucci Elizabeth Moroney Michael Oehler

Oklahoma

George Fox Lindsay Rosenfeld

Pennsylvania Laura Brush Kelly Peuquet Jessica Richardson

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Rachel Williams

Tennessee

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Delaney Dixon Jessica Grieger Nayab Khan Sarah Mafe Kelly Scott

Virginia

Calisha Allen Tia Davis Katheryn Mckee Shannon Murphy Karen Obando Anna Ramundo Natalie Thom

Wisconsin Kelly Ledoux

FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE Brazil

Natasha Fischer

Cameroon Sheila Enoh

Canada

Adam Jutha Camilla Powierza Brendan Yorke

China

Xie He Zhujun Liang Xiaoding Wang

Saudi Arabia Zobaida Laota


FROM North Carolina Alamance

Monisola Oyedepo

Ashe

Kansas Clarke

Bertie

Antoinette Newsome

Buncombe

Gabriel Brown Ana Cabello-De La Garza Laura Guderian Jessica Hetzel Leslie Hopper Sarah Kaminer Christopher Scanzoni

Burke

Emily Bailey George Kuehnert Marlena Moore Yesenia Pedro Vicente

Caldwell

Lauren Livingston

Carteret

Spencer Bakalar

Catawba

Madison Lackey Mao Yang

Chatham Erin Walker

Cleveland Mariah Street

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Cumberland Ashlea Carver Anupam Dalvi Francis Downing Marissa Gluck Sarbajeet Nagdas

Colin Sullivan Sana Tariq Johnny Ubri-Cardona

Martin

Gaston

Hertford

Hope Almeida Alexandra Biggers Holly Brugger Helen Bui Adrienne Dahrouge Mitali Dayal Kevin Diao Jacob Frumkin Amanda Gadsden Alison Gover Katelyn Halldorson Emma Harver Brooke Herda Cornelia Hoover Michael Little Michael Mastropole Ashley McClelland Taryn McNamee Asia Morris Rachel Myrick Jackclyn Ngo Sara Skelton

Iredell

Jonathan Hurley

Emily Keefer Elyse Will

Dare

Alexandra Munden

Davidson

Lindsay Larison Elizabeth Windsor

Durham

Margaret Anderson Nina Bryce Emily Ellis Patricia Huerta Scott Lallier Lindsey Lang Camille McGirt Swati Rayasam Kavya Sekar Bilan Stribling Grace Sykes Rukhsona Usmanova

Forsyth

Kelly Buchanan Georgia Cavanaugh Lauren Hovis Waverly Lynch Lindsey Miller Samuel Reed Meghan Robbins Adam Robinson

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Granville

Michelle Hicks

Guilford

Prosper Amponsah Audrey Boyles Austyn Canada Lindsay Chambers Elizabeth Gooding Min Kim William Leimenstoll Jennifer Pan Natalie Prince Ilyasah Shabazz Emily Tinsley

Haywood

Gabrielle Neri-Mynatt Bhumi Dalia

Chelsea McMullen

Jackson

Chelsea Phipps

Lenoir

Laurin Novitsky

James Lancaster Emily Linett Emalyn Penn Bess Powell Emily Sheppard

Krishna Patel

Mecklenburg

Victoria Bennett Jeffrey White

Dana Royal

Stanly

Orange

Sterling Cates Julie Crimmins Asif Khan Nicholas Ludlow Sarika Mendu Mary Wurzelmann

Pamlico

Surry

Lacy Schmidt

Union

Emily Zuehlke Kevin Harris

Pasquotank

Wake

Erin McCarty

Pitt

Cameron Horne

Polk

Elizabeth Willis

Randolph

Anna Karam Rita Phetmixay

Mary Nell Johnson Chesley Kalnen

Holly Holbrook Ashton Songer

Vance

Xiao Liu

New Hanover

Rutherford Sampson

Albertina Kawatu Rachel Johnston

Patrick Heenan Bernard Walston

Steven Burges Rachel Kirby Chelsea Sullivan Kayla Head

Onslow

Nash

Rockingham

Rebekah Morrison

Chavez Adams Timothy Armstrong Rashi Bisarya Christie Blazevich Elizabeth Byrum Devika Chawla Erin Cuellar Meghan DeMaria Joseph DeRusso Marlene Eaton Tiffany Ezuma

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Brittney Stokes Bianca White

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Alvera Feeny Kevin Christian Flores Sheila Gaynor Varun Tej Gonuguntla Elissa Hill Lindsay Hoffman Jenny Jan Haley Jones Rasagna Kosaraju Emily Lamb Sarah Lineberry Alecia Mahato Miranda McNear Graham Mulvaney Julia Payment Collin Price Sadana Rangarao Kameron Rowe Shreena Shah Austin Shaw Alexandra Snedeker Kelley Sousa Amanda Srsic Kristina Stanson Kara Thio Marian Thomas Nnedinma Umeadi Mary Katherine Weinel Rebecca White Charnelle Wilson

Washington Warche Downing

Wayne

Amber Bowden

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2013 Graduate PROFILES A

Hope Almeida

Chavez Adams

Raleigh, North Carolina Majors:

African and Afro-American Studies Political Science

Charlotte, North Carolina Major:

Primary Service Ties:

»» American Diabetes Association »» Carolina Covenant »» Heels and Hearts

Primary Service Ties:

»» Center for Student Academic Counseling »» Campus Y »» National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Whitney Adams Birmingham, Alabama Major: Psychology

Prosper Amponsah Greensboro, North Carolina Major: Psychology Minors: Biology

Chemistry

Primary Service Ties:

»» Autism Outreach »» Covenant Gives Back »» UNC Hospitals

Minors: African

and Afro-American Studies Spanish for the Professions

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Durham Learning Performance Center »» Global Medical Brigades-Honduras

Kelsey Aho

Marietta, Georgia Major: Geography Minors: Urban

Studies and Planning Social and Economic Justice

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» TROSA »» Unified Theatre

Calisha Allen

Virginia Beach, Virginia Majors: Biology

Psychology Minor: Spanish for the Professions Primary Service Ties:

»» Port Angeles High School Cheer »» UNC Athletics »» UNC Hospitals

Exercise and Sport Science

Minor: Geography

Margaret Anderson Durham, North Carolina Majors:

Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures Political Science

Primary Service Ties:

»» Admissions Ambassadors »» UNC Honor Court »» Morehead-Cain Scholars Program

Timothy Armstrong Raleigh, North Carolina Majors:

Business Administration Philosophy Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Orange County Public Schools »» UNC LGBTQ Center

Nicolette Ash

Martinsville, New Jersey Majors:

Information Science Linguistics Primary Service Ties:

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»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» SMART Mentoring program »» Volunteers for Youth

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Emily Bailey

Morganton, North Carolina Major:

Environmental Health Sciences

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» International Service Learning »» Relay For Life

Spencer Bakalar

Emerald Isle, North Carolina Major:

Journalism and Mass Communication

Primary Service Ties:

»» North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center »» Students of the World »» UNC Dance Marathon

Being in this program has allowed me to realize that

being a ‘volunteer’ is more than just logging a few hours each week. It’s long-term. It’s a choice. It’s a life change. It’s about being invested in your community and caring about the needs of others. It will change you and always for the better!” Spencer Bakalar

Alexandra Balkum Acworth, Georgia Majors:

Political Science Psychology Minor: Classical Humanities Primary Service Ties:

»» Alpha Chi Omega »» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Girl Scouts North Carolina Costal Pines


Benjamin Barge Atlanta, Georgia Majors:

Political Science Romance Languages

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Campus Y »» Robertson Scholars Program

Victoria Bennett Garysburg, North Carolina Major: Sociology Minor:

Social and Economic Justice

Primary Service Ties:

»» Durham Crisis Response Center »» Guardian Ad Litem »» Center for Student Academic Counseling

Christie Blazevich Cary, North Carolina Majors:

Business Administration Economics Primary Service Ties:

»» Camp Kanata »» Rainbow Soccer »» Reformed University Fellowship

Amber Bowden

Mount Olive, North Carolina Majors: Economics

Political Science

Primary Service Ties:

»» Experiential Learning International »» School Reading Partners »» UNC Dance Marathon

Nina Bryce

Durham, North Carolina Major:

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Campus Y »» TABLE

Kelly Buchanan

Winston-Salem, North Carolina Major: Psychology Minors: Hispanic

Major: Nursing

Primary Service Ties:

»» Community Empowerment Fund »» Episcopal Campus Ministry »» Student Health Action Coalition

Primary Service Ties:

»» Campus Y - Linking Immigrants to New Communities (LINC) »» TEACCH »» UNC Hospitals

Helen Bui

Charlotte, North Carolina Major:

Charlotte, North Carolina Majors: Economics

Public Policy

Primary Service Ties:

»» Campus Y »» Community Empowerment Fund »» Campus Y - Homeless Outreach Poverty Eradication (HOPE)

Rashi Bisarya Cary, North Carolina Major:

Business Administration Minors: Philosophy Politics and Economics

Asheville, North Carolina Majors: Biology

Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures Minor: Chemistry Primary Service Ties:

»» Cross Cultural Solutions »» Master Gardeners »» UNC Hospitals

»» Carolina Covenant »» Orange County Animal Shelter »» Relay For Life

Majors: Psychology

Tracy Blauweiss Denver, Colorado Majors:

Peace, War and Defense Political Science

Primary Service Ties:

»» Admissions Ambassadors »» Helping Paws »» Student Animal Legal Defense Fund

Women’s Studies

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Project DINAH »» The Women’s Center

Primary Service Ties:

»» Carolina Women in Business »» Residence Hall Association »» Triangle Dance Festival for AIDS

Steven Burges

Salisbury, North Carolina Majors: Archaeology

Laura Brush

Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Art History

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Campus Y - Homeless Outreach Poverty Eradication (HOPE) »» Campus Y - Youth for Elderly Service (YES)

Holly Brugger

Matthews, North Carolina

Clinical Laboratory Science

Primary Service Ties:

Gabriella Brown Alexandra Biggers

Studies Social and Economic Justice

Audrey Boyles

Greensboro, North Carolina

American Studies Studies Women’s Studies

Minors: Sustainability

Elizabeth Byrum Raleigh, North Carolina Majors:

Global Studies Journalism and Mass Communication Minor: Hispanic Studies

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools »» M.A.N.O.

Majors:

Global Studies Public Policy Minor: Environmental Science and Studies

Primary Service Ties:

»» Campus Y »» Nourish International »» UNC Student Congress

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Sterling Cates

Ana Cabello-De la Garza Monterrey, Mexico

Global Studies Latin American Studies Minor: Medical Anthropology

Hillsborough, North Carolina Major:

Primary Service Ties:

»» Las Guapitas »» One Act »» UNC Hospitals

Majors:

Primary Service Ties:

»» UNC General Alumni Association 2013 Class Commission »» Radio Latijam »» UNC Leadership Institute

Journalism and Mass Communication

Georgia Cavanaugh Winston-Salem, North Carolina Majors: English

Global Studies

Primary Service Ties:

There is no better teacher than experience. Therefore,

I want to challenge myself and everyone I interact with to be the best version of a humanitarian, student and leader grounded in the BPSS experience.This initiative of paying it forward should transcend the ‘right here, right now’ and be the foundation for a lifetime of unconditional service. This is just the beginning. Now, thanks to BPSS, we have the tools to make it happen and make it worth it.” Ana Cabello-De la Garza

Austyn Canada Climax, North Carolina Major:

Journalism and Mass Communication Minor: Spanish for the Professions Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Campus Y - Technology Without Borders (TWB) »» UNC Hospitals

Ashlea Carver

Fayetteville, North Carolina Majors: English

Minor:

Women’s Studies African and Afro-American Studies

Primary Service Ties:

»» Campus Y - Catalyst Conference »» National Association for the Advancement of Colored People »» Summer Bridge Program

Isabella Cassell

South Dartmouth, Massachusetts Major: Psychology

Primary Service Ties:

»» Ackland Art Museum »» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Carolina Navigators

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Campus Y »» Carolina Leadership Development

Lindsay Chambers High Point, North Carolina Major:

Global Studies

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Nourish International »» UNC Dance Marathon

Devika Chawla Cary, North Carolina Majors: Biology

Psychology Minor: Asian Studies Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Campus Y »» Students for Students International

Jasmine Cogdell Silver Spring, Maryland Major:

Minor:

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Carolina Association of Black Journalists »» Estes Hills Elementary School

Julie Crimmins

Chapel Hill, North Carolina Major:

Minor:

Major:

Environmental Sciences and Engineering Minor: Mathematics Primary Service Ties:

»» Carolina Language Partnership (CLaP) »» Service and Leadership Living and Learning Community »» UNC Dance Marathon

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Chatham County Together! »» Eve Carson Scholarship

Erin Cuellar

Raleigh, North Carolina Major: Music

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Durham Arts Council »» Sigma Alpha Iota Women’s Music Fraternity

Nicole Cummings Lanham, Maryland Major: Biology

Minors: Anthropology

Chemistry

Primary Service Ties:

»» International Student Volunteers »» UNC Hospitals »» UNC-CH Health Occupations Students Of America (HOSA)

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Julia Da Silva

Johnson City, Tennessee Majors: Linguistics

Majors:

Exercise and Sport Science Psychology Primary Service Ties:

»» Campus Y »» Relay For Life »» UNC Hospitals

Women’s Studies

Primary Service Ties:

»» Orange County Rape Crisis Center »» Orange County Sheriff ’s Office »» Project DINAH

Kansas Clarke

West Jefferson, North Carolina

Journalism and Mass Communication Creative Writing

Primary Service Ties:

Dan Chen

Quincy, Massachusetts

Journalism and Mass Communication African and Afro-American Studies

Adrienne Dahrouge Charlotte, North Carolina Majors:

Romance Languages Political Science Minor: English

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Young Democrats

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Bhumi Dalia

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Majors:

Communication Studies English Minor: Journalism and Mass Communication Primary Service Ties:

»» Orange County Rape Crisis Center »» Students for Students International »» UNC Hospitals

Anupam Dalvi

Fayetteville, North Carolina Majors: Economics

Political Science

Minor: Entrepreneurship

Kevin Diao

Charlotte, North Carolina Major: Mathematics Minor: Chemistry

Primary Service Ties:

»» A Helping Hand NC »» Carolina for Kibera »» South Orange Rescue Squad

Tia Davis

Norfolk, Virginia Major:

Journalism and Mass Communication Minor: Entrepreneurship Primary Service Ties:

Charlotte, North Carolina Major:

Global Studies Minors: Hispanic Studies Social and Economic Justice Primary Service Ties:

»» Campus Y »» Campus Y - Project Literacy »» UNC Hospitals

Meghan DeMaria Apex, North Carolina Majors:

Classical Civilization English Primary Service Ties:

»» UNC Department of Public Safety »» Newman Catholic Student Center »» Wilson Library

Joseph DeRusso IV Cary, North Carolina Major: Chemistry Minor:

Spanish for the Professions

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Habitat for Humanity »» UNC Dance Marathon

Major: Economics Minors: Business

Chemistry

Primary Service Ties:

»» Campus Y - HOPE Gardens »» UNC Student Government

Dallas, Texas Major:

Minor:

Global Studies African Studies

Primary Service Ties:

»» Family Legacy Missions International »» Campus Y - Helping Youth by Providing Enrichment (HYPE) »» Intervarsity Christian Fellowship

Vivian Doan

Westminster, California Major: Biology

Minor: Chemistry

Primary Service Ties:

»» Carolina Leadership Development »» Leadership Institute »» The Learning Center

»» Carolina Association of Black Journalists »» Habitat for Humanity »» Management Leadership for Tomorrow

Mitali Dayal

Atlanta, Georgia

Delaney Dixon

Primary Service Ties:

»» Campus Y - Best Buddies »» Habitat for Humanity »» Student U

Jason Dunn

Francis Downing

Fayetteville, North Carolina Majors:

Peace, War and Defense Public Policy

Primary Service Ties:

»» Buckley Public Service Scholars program »» Relay For Life »» TABLE

Warché Downing Plymouth, North Carolina Major:

Minor:

Public Policy Social and Economic Justice

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» God First Campus Ministry »» Health Occupations Students of America

Jacqueline Drexler Bohemia, New York Major:

Communication Studies Studies Linguistics Minors: Hispanic

Primary Service Ties:

»» Center for Acquisition of Spoken Language through Listening Enrichment »» M.A.N.O. »» Strive for College

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Marlène Eaton Raleigh, North Carolina Majors:

Global Studies Linguistics Primary Service Ties:

»» Instituto San Pablo Misionero »» UNC Dance Marathon »» UNC Hospitals

Emily Ellis

Bahama, North Carolina Major:

Journalism and Mass Communication

Minor: Italian

Primary Service Ties:

»» UNC Attorney General’s Staff »» UNC Pauper Players »» UNC General Alumni Association – Senior Marshals

Heather Engel Ridge, New York Major:

Business Administration

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Campus Y - Technology Without Borders (TWB) »» Carolina Women in Business

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Sheila Enoh

Brooklyn, New York Majors: Biology

Psychology Minor: Chemistry

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Center for Student Success and Academic Counseling »» UNC Hospitals

Giovana Espejo Passaoc, New Jersey Major:

Global Studies Minor: Art History Primary Service Ties:

»» Campus Y »» Carolina Navigators »» Scholars’ Latino Initiative

Tiffany Ezuma

Raleigh, North Carolina Majors: English

Political Science

Primary Service Ties:

»» America Reads »» APPLES Service-Learning program »» School Reading Partners

Kevin Christian Flores David Gahary Cary, North Carolina

Hillsborough, North Carolina

Minor: Chemistry

Minor:

Major: Biology

Primary Service Ties:

»» Campus Y »» Residence Hall Association »» UNC Hospitals

George Fox Tulsa, Oklahoma Major:

Health Policy and Management

Primary Service Ties:

»» UNC General Alumni Association »» Newman Catholic Student Center »» Sigma Chi

Jacob Frumkin

Matthews, North Carolina Major: Mathematics

Minor: Entrepreneurship

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» APPLES Service-Learning Alternative Breaks »» Philanthropy as a Tool for Social Change

Taylor Fulton Atlanta, Georgia

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Major:

Alvera Feeny

Raleigh, North Carolina Majors: Psychology

Sociology Minor: Social and Economic Justice

Peace, War and Defense Minor: Social and Economic Justice Primary Service Ties:

»» Admissions Ambassadors »» APPLES Service-Learning program »» The King Center

Major:

Primary Service Ties:

»» Autism Outreach »» Autism Speaks »» Scholars’ Latino Initiative

Sheila Gaynor Cary, North Carolina Majors: Biostatistics

Mathematics Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Newman Catholic Student Center »» UNC Platelet Donation Center

Matthew Givens Dublin, Ohio Major:

Primary Service Ties:

»» Community Empowerment Fund »» Episcopal Campus Ministry »» UNC Hospitals

Marissa Gluck

Fayetteville, North Carolina Majors:

Primary Service Ties:

»» Orange County Rape Crisis Center »» UNC Student Government »» Young Democrats

Major: Biology

Minors: Chemistry

»» Arc of Orange County »» Phi Sigma Pi »» UNC Hospitals

Porto Alegre, Brazil Dramatic Art

Primary Service Ties:

»» Orange County Emergency Services »» Piedmont Wildlife Center »» Playmakers Repertory Company

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Amanda Gadsden Charlotte, North Carolina Major: Psychology

Primary Service Ties:

»» Campus Y - Helping Youth by Providing Enrichment (HYPE) »» Movement of Youth »» UNC Dance Marathon

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Computer Science

Primary Service Ties:

Natasha Fischer Minor: Chemistry

Political Science Women’s Studies

Cary, North Carolina

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Campus Y - Carolina Against Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) »» SMART Mentoring program

Environmental Health Sciences

Minor: Chemistry

Varun Gonuguntla

Primary Service Ties:

Majors: Biology

Global Studies Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Elizabeth Gooding High Point, North Carolina Major:

Environmental Studies Sciences Spanish for the Professions

Minors: Marine

Primary Service Ties:

»» North Carolina Aquarium »» Rainbow Soccer »» UNC Dance Marathon


Alison Gover

Huntersville, North Carolina Majors:

Child Development and Family Studies Psychology Minor: English Primary Service Ties:

Kevin Harris

Henderson, North Carolina Majors: Biology

Political Science Minor: Chemistry Primary Service Ties:

»» Bethesda Volunteer Fire Department »» The North Carolina Boys Choir »» UNC Hospitals

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» UNC School of Education »» Volunteers and Partners in Education

Amanda Grayson Birmingham, Alabama Majors:

Peace, War and Defense Political Science

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» UNC Honor Court »» Roosevelt Institute

Jessica Grieger Sugar Land, Texas Major: Biology Minors: Asian

Studies Medical Anthropology

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» UNC Dance Marathon »» UNC Hospitals

Emma Harver

Charlotte, North Carolina Majors:

Global Studies Political Science Minor: Music

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Challah for Hunger »» Student Leadership for Environmental Action Fund

Xie He

Guiyan, China Majors:

Environmental Sciences Mathematics Primary Service Ties:

»» Boys and Girls Club »» Cross-Cultural Solutions »» Teach for China

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Helping Paws »» Nourish International

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Symbology »» Undergraduate Net Impact Club

The Buckley Public Services Scholars program

gives structure and community to giving back while at UNC - without it, I may never have ventured into a service-learning class or learned about some of the organizations I have worked with.” Katelyn Halldorson

Jessica Hetzel

Asheville, North Carolina

Major:

Business Administration

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Artheels »» UNC Hospitals

Michelle Hicks Oxford, North Carolina Majors:

Communication Studies Romance Languages

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Ronald McDonald House »» UNC Hospitals

Elissa Hill

Apex, North Carolina

Lindsay Hoffman Cary, North Carolina

Kayla Head Global Studies

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Campus Y - Catalyst Conference »» UNC Dance Marathon

»» A Ban Against Neglect »» Shared Hope International »» UNC Women’s Glee Club

Primary Service Ties:

Primary Service Ties:

Primary Service Ties:

Communication Studies Psychology

Majors: Economics

Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures Global Studies

Minor: Music

Majors:

Charlotte, North Carolina

Majors:

Major: Economics

Asheville, North Carolina

Katelyn Halldorson

Huntersville, North Carolina

Primary Service Ties:

Laura Guderian

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Brooke Herda

Rutherfordton, North Carolina Majors:

African and Afro-American Studies Public Policy

Primary Service Ties:

»» Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. »» Global Dental Brigades »» UNC Hospitals

Patrick Heenan

Wilmington, North Carolina Majors:

Computer Science Physics

Major:

Minor:

Exercise and Sport Science Spanish for the Professions

Primary Service Ties:

»» Alpha Phi Omega »» The Arc Orange County »» North Caroling Therapeutic Riding Center

Holly Holbrook

Albemarle, North Carolina Major:

Minor:

Women’s Studies Social and Economic Justice

Primary Service Ties:

»» Phi Beta Chi »» Democratic National Committee »» Ronald McDonald House

Primary Service Ties:

»» Campus Y »» Campus Y - Technology Without Borders (TWB) »» North Carolina Fellows

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Cornelia Hoover Charlotte, North Carolina Majors:

Communication Studies Public Policy Minor: Social and Economic Justice Primary Service Ties:

»» A Ban Against Neglect »» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Campus Y - Project HEAL

Patricia Huerta Durham, North Carolina Majors: Psychology

Sociology Minor: Sexuality Studies Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Helping Paws »» Orange County Animal Services

Jonathan Hurley Mt. Gilead, North Carolina Major: Biology

Minors: Entrepreneurship

Spanish for the Professions

Primary Service Ties:

Rachel Johnston Jacksonville, North Carolina Major: Nutrition

Minors: Chemistry

»» Campus Y - Project Literacy »» Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools »» Scholars’ Latino Initiative

Christopher Jones Continental, Ohio Major:

Asheville, North Carolina Major:

Clinical Laboratory Science

Primary Service Ties:

»» Durham Regional Hospital »» Emerging Young Leaders program »» UNC Hospitals

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Carolina Farm Stewardship Association »» Renewable Energy Special Projects Committee

Winterville, North Carolina Major: Geography

Social and Economic Justice

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Communiversity »» UNC General Alumni Association

Lauren Hovis

Renae James

Hartford, Connecticut

Raleigh, North Carolina Major:

Elementary Education

Primary Service Ties:

»» Campus Y - Catalyst Conference »» International Student Volunteers »» Presbyterian Campus Ministry

Major:

Exercise and Sport Science Minor: Biology »» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Heavenly Groceries »» Rogers-Eubanks Community Center

Jenny Jan

Cary, North Carolina Major: Biology

Minors: Anthropology

Chemistry

Primary Service Ties:

»» Campus Y - Catalyst Conference »» Relay For Life »» UNC Hospitals

Pfafftown, North Carolina Majors:

Global Studies Political Science Minor: Dramatic Art

Jennie Jeune

Primary Service Ties:

Wheatley Heights, New York

»» Campus Y »» Habitat for Humanity »» Young Democrats

Major: Nursing

Primary Service Ties:

Being a Buckley Public Service Scholar challenged

me to go beyond myself and serve the community within and outside of Chapel Hill. As a participant, I learned the importance of partnering with communities in advocating for social justice.” Lauren Hovis

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Haley Jones

Primary Service Ties:

Cameron Horne Minor:

J

Environmental Sciences

Minor: Mathematics

»» Lake Tillery Volunteer Fire Department »» MEDworld »» Oskar Jandl Hospital

Leslie Hopper

Hispanic Studies

Primary Service Ties:

»» American Nursing Association »» APPLES Service-Learning program »» UNC Dance Marathon

Mary Nell Johnson Wilmington, North Carolina Major:

Environmental Studies

Primary Service Ties:

»» Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market »» GoMeals »» Young Life

Kelsey Jost-Creegan West Roxbury, Massachusetts Majors:

Global Studies Romance Languages

Primary Service Ties:

»» Campus Y - Advocates for Human Rights »» Roosevelt Institute »» Spanish-Speakers Assisting Latinos Student Association (SALSA)


Adam Jutha Ontario, Canada Major:

Health Policy and Management

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Roosevelt Institute »» UNC Student Government

K

Chesley Kalnen

Wilmington, North Carolina Majors: History

Journalism and Mass Communication Minor: Art History Primary Service Ties:

Asif Khan

Chapel Hill, North Carolina Major: Psychology

Primary Service Ties:

»» Human Rights Center of Chapel Hill and Carrboro »» Refugee Community Partnership »» UNC American School Health Association (ASHA)

Nayab Khan Houston, Texas

Majors: Economics

English Minor: Arabic

Primary Service Ties:

»» Carolina Microfinance Initiative »» The Daily Tar Heel »» Federal Reserve Challenge

»» Carolina Campus Community Garden »» TABLE

Sarah Kaminer

Asheville, North Carolina Major: Nursing

Primary Service Ties:

»» Admissions Ambassadors »» Eve Carson Scholarship »» Samaritan Health Center

Anna Karam

Liberty, North Carolina Majors: Psychology

Women’s Studies

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Orange County Rape Crisis Center »» One Act

Albertina Kawatu Jacksonville, North Carolina Major: History Minors:

Creative Writing English Primary Service Ties:

»» Kappa Omnicron Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. »» Movement of Youth »» Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs

Emily Keefer

Stanley, North Carolina Majors: Biology

Exercise and Sport Science Minor: Hispanic Studies Primary Service Ties:

»» Bike and Build »» Habitat for Humanity »» South Orange Rescue Squad

Min Kim

Greensboro, North Carolina Major:

Journalism and Mass Communication

Primary Service Ties:

»» Orange County Literacy Council »» Orange County Public Schools »» Relay For Life

Rachel Kirby

George Kuehnert Morganton, North Carolina Majors: Economics

History

Primary Service Ties:

»» Koinonia Ministries »» UNC-Chapel Hill Journal of History »» UNC Triathlon Club

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Madison Lackey

Winston-Salem, North Carolina Major:

Minor:

Health Policy and Management Spanish for the Professions

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» UNC Health Care

Scott Lallier

Durham, North Carolina Majors: Biology

Psychology Minor: Chemistry

Primary Service Ties:

»» Boomerang »» Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools »» Special Olympics

Salisbury, North Carolina Major:

Art History

Minors: Anthropology

Folklore

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Campus Y - Catalyst Conference »» Presbyterian Campus Ministry

Rasagna Kosaraju Cary, North Carolina Major: Biostatistics

Minor: Mathematics

Primary Service Ties:

»» Alpha Epsilon Delta »» Campus Y - Best Buddies »» Special Olympics

Sarah Krantz Palatine, Illinois Major: Biology

Minors: Chemistry

Hispanic Studies

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» M.A.N.O.

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Emily Lamb

Raleigh, North Carolina Major: Sociology Minors: Southern

Studies Women’s and Gender Studies

Primary Service Ties:

»» Book Harvest »» Campus Y »» Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools

James Lancaster

Wilmington, North Carolina Major: Chemistry Minor: Biology

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» UNC FACE AIDS »» UNC Hospitals

Lindsey Lang

Durham, North Carolina Major: Nursing

Primary Service Ties:

»» Campus Y - Helping Youth by Providing Enrichment (HYPE) »» UNC Hospitals »» UNC Pre-Health Advising

Zobaida Laota

Dhahran, Saudi Arabia Major: Psychology Minor:

Social and Economic Justice

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» UNC Global Brigades »» UNC Muslim Student Association

Lindsay Larison

Thomasville, North Carolina Major: Nursing

Primary Service Ties:

»» Compass Center »» Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC) »» Summit Church

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Kelly LeDoux

Zhujun Liang

Wauwatosa, Wisonsin

Guangzhou, China

Majors: Biology

Majors:

Psychology Minors: Chemistry Hispanic Studies

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Campus Y »» Young Scholars International

Primary Service Ties:

»» Campus Y - Homeless Outreach Poverty Eradication (HOPE) »» Newman Catholic Student Center »» Relay For Life

Participating in the BPSS program added a new

level of depth to my time at Carolina. This program allowed me to more fully understand the blessings that

Karen Lin

Yorktown Heights, New York Major: Biology

Minors: Anthropology

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Community Empowerment Fund »» GlobeMed at UNC

bubble of UNC and to interact with new people and new cultures. I am thankful for the personal growth that BPSS has encouraged and for the opportunities I have been given to serve my neighbors: locally, nationally and internationally.” Kelly LeDoux

William Leimenstoll Greensboro, North Carolina

Sarah Lineberry

Wake Forest, North Carolina Majors: Psychology

Primary Service Ties:

»» The Arc of Orange County »» St. Joseph Family of Haiti »» University Presbyterian Church

Primary Service Ties:

Todd Lewis

Washington, New Jersey Major:

Health Policy and Management

Primary Service Ties:

»» Experiential Learning International »» Foundation for International Medical Relief for Children »» LAB! Theater

Romance Languages

Minor: Anthropology

Environmental Studies

»» Campus Y »» Pi Kappa Phi »» UNC Student Government

Social and Economic Justice

Primary Service Ties:

I have in my life and challenged me to look outside the

Major:

Business Administration Mathematical Decision Sciences

Emily Linett

Wilmington, North Carolina Majors: Nutrition

Romance Languages

Minor: Chemistry

Primary Service Ties:

»» Global Medical Brigades »» Spanish School Reading Partners »» TABLE

Michael Little

Charlotte, North Carolina Majors:

Political Science Public Policy

Primary Service Ties:

»» Americorps Literacy Corps »» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Student Coalition for Action in Literacy


Xiao Liu

Grantsboro, North Carolina Majors:

Asian Studies Biology Minor: Chemistry Primary Service Ties:

»» UNC-CH Health Occupations Students Of America (HOSA) »» Relay For Life »» UNC Hospitals

Lauren Livingston Lenoir, North Carolina Majors:

Communication Studies History Primary Service Ties:

»» Habitat for Humanity »» Orange County Public Schools »» Students of the World

Suzanne Lucci Worthington, Ohio Majors:

Political Science Public Policy

Primary Service Ties:

»» Carolina Leadership Development »» Presbyterian Campus Ministry »» UNC Student Government

Nicholas Ludlow Carrboro, North Carolina Major:

Business Administration Minor: Spanish for the Professions Primary Service Ties:

»» Campus Y - Linking Immigrants to New Communities (LINC) »» SWEAT Bread Donations »» Máximo Nivel

Joel Lugones

Pembroke Pines, Florida Majors: Economics

Public Policy

Primary Service Ties:

»» Piedmont Health »» Roosevelt Institute »» UNC Student Government

Waverly Lynch

Winston-Salem, North Carolina Majors: English

History

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Eve Carson Memorial 5K for Education »» Pi Beta Phi

Meghan Lyons

Wilmington, Delaware Major:

Journalism and Mass Communication Minor: Entrepreneurship Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Campus Y »» Student-Athlete Community Service Activities

Alexa Lytle Orlando, Florida Major:

Communication Studies

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Interactive Theater Carolina »» Marion Cheek Jackson Center for Saving and Making History

M

Randi Mackler Bellmore, New York Major: Chemistry Minor: Biology

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Inter-Faith Council - Project Rush Hour »» Relay For Life

Sarah Mafe Atlanta, Georgia Major:

Global Studies Minor: Entrepreneurship Primary Service Ties:

»» Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. »» Kaplan Smart Start »» Movement of Youth

Alecia Mahato

Raleigh, North Carolina Majors:

Global Studies Health Policy and Management Minor: Hindi-Urdu

Primary Service Ties:

»» Carolina Navigators »» GlobeMed »» Students United for Immigrant Equality

Michael Mastropole Charlotte, North Carolina Major: Biology

Minor: Chemistry

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» South Orange Rescue Squad »» UNC Department of Housing and Residential Education

Erin McCarty

Elizabeth City, North Carolina Major:

Public Policy and Economic Justice Entrepreneurship Minors: Social

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Joining Hands »» Zeta Tau Alpha

Ashley McClelland Charlotte, North Carolina Major:

Environmental Sciences

Minor: Biology

Primary Service Ties:

»» UNC Dance Marathon »» Pi Beta Phi »» Scientifica

Camille McGirt Durham, North Carolina Major:

Health Policy and Management

Primary Service Ties:

»» Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. »» Healthy Girls Save the World »» Tar Heels for Obama

Katheryn McKee Virginia Beach, Virginia Major:

Journalism and Mass Communication

Primary Service Ties:

»» Campus Y - Best Buddies »» Sensory Experience Project »» Delta Delta Delta

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Chelsea McMullen Mooresville, North Carolina Major: Biology

Minor: Chemistry

Primary Service Ties:

»» Campus Y - Extended Disaster Relief »» Global Medical Training »» UNC Hospitals

Sarika Mendu

Chapel Hill, North Carolina Major:

Business Administration Minor: Chemistry Primary Service Ties:

»» Community Empowerment Fund »» El Fondo de Apoyo Comunitario (FAC) »» Scholars’ Latino Initiative

Lindsey Miller

Winston-Salem, North Carolina Major: Psychology Minors: History

Social and Economic Justice

Primary Service Ties:

Rebekah Morrison Madison, North Carolina Major:

Primary Service Ties:

»» Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools »» Habitat for Humanity »» Campus Y - HOPE Gardens

Graham Mulvaney Raleigh, North Carolina Major:

Glen Alpine, North Carolina Major: Psychology

Taryn McNamee Charlotte, North Carolina Major: Biology Minor: History

Primary Service Ties:

»» Campus Y - Carolina Hunger Education and Activism Project (C.H.E.A.P.) »» UNC Hospitals »» MEDworld

Miranda McNear Apex, North Carolina Major:

Exercise and Sport Science

Minor: Chemistry

Primary Service Ties:

»» Durham Regional Hospital »» Emerging Young Leaders »» UNC Hospitals

Jordan Meer

Englewood, California Major:

Business Administration

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» UNC Dance Marathon »»

Minor: English

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» National Alliance with Mental Health »» North Carolina Outward Bound School

Biomedical Engineering

Minor: Chemistry

Primary Service Ties:

»» UNC Hospitals »» UNC Minority Association of Pre-Health Students »» UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering

»» UNC Dance Marathon »» Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools »» SMART Mentoring program

Marlena Moore

Peace, War and Defense

Minor: History

Alexandra Munden Kitty Hawk, North Carolina Major: Psychology Minor:

Spanish for the Professions

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Carolina Firsts »» UNC Health Care

Morgan Moore

Chapel Hill, North Carolina Majors:

Romance Languages Psychology Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» One Act »» Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC)

Elizabeth Moroney Westlake, Ohio

Major: Psychology Minor: French

Primary Service Ties:

»» Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity »» Johnston Scholars Outreach Committee »» UNC Hospitals

Shannon Murphy Alexandria, Virginia Major:

Minor:

Primary Service Ties:

»» Campus Y - Nourish-UNC »» Nourish International »» UNC Hospitals - Latino Clinic

Asia Morris

Mt. Pleasant, North Carolina Major: Linguistics

Primary Service Ties:

»» Girls on the Run »» Postcards for Progress »» Reformed University Fellowship (RUF)

Health Policy and Management Spanish for the Professions

Rachel Myrick

Charlotte, North Carolina Majors:

Global Studies Political Science

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Campus Y - Nourish-UNC »» ProWorld Service Corps

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Laurin Novitsky

Sarbajeet Nagdas Fayetteville, North Carolina Major: Chemistry

Pink Hill, North Carolina Majors:

Management and Society Sociology Primary Service Ties:

»» Covenant Gives Back »» Habitat for Humanity »» St. Joseph’s Bread Ministry

Primary Service Ties:

»» Admissions Ambassadors »» Peer Tutoring »» UNC Hospitals

The Buckley Public Service Scholars program opened

up a whole new aspect of UNC that I was not aware of when I enrolled. However, through my activities, I soon realized how much I enjoyed public service and its great educational potential. The great value and joy I found in public service through the program led me to slightly shift

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Karen Obando Burke, Virginia

Major: Sociology Minor:

Social and Economic Justice

Primary Service Ties:

»» AIESEC Chapel Hill »» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Scholars’ Latino Initiative

my goals to a more service oriented career.” Sarbajeet Nagdas

Gabrielle Neri-Mynatt Michael Oehler Waynesville, North Carolina

Fairfield, Ohio

Minors: Chemistry

Psychology Minor: Philosophy

Major: Biology

Medical Anthropology

Primary Service Ties:

»» GlobeMed »» Health Alert Uganda »» UNC Hospitals

Lindsay Newman Winnetka, Illinois Major: Business

Minor: Anthropology

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Carolina Outreach »» Habitat for Humanity

Antoinette Newsome Aulander, North Carolina Major:

Management and Society Minor: Social and Economic Justice Primary Service Ties:

»» Black Student Movement »» Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. »» Minority Student Recruitment Committee

Majors: Biology

Primary Service Ties:

»» A Helping Hand NC »» Public Health Brigades »» PUSH America Marine Corps Marathon

Sarah Osborne Torrance, California Majors:

Global Studies Political Science

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Leaning program »» Campus Y »» Special Olympics

Monisola Oyedepo Cary, North Carolina Majors:

Journalism and Mass Communication Political Science

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Campus Y »» National Residence Hall Honorary

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Jennifer Pan

Greensboro, North Carolina Major:

Health Policy and Management

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Oral Health America »» Pre-Dental Honor Society

Jagir Patel

Boynton Beach, Florida Major:

Religious Studies

Minor: Education

Primary Service Ties:

»» Campus Y »» Department of Housing and Residential Education »» Holi Moli

Krishna Patel

Williamston, North Carolina Majors: Nutrition

Sociology Minor: Chemistry

Primary Service Ties:

»» Relay For Life »» UNC-CH Health Occupations Students Of America (HOSA) »» UNC Students for Students International

Leena Patel

Chattanooga, Tennessee Major:

Business Administration

Minor: Chemistry

Primary Service Ties:

»» Micro-Consulting for North Carolina »» UNC Undergraduate Consulting Club »» Student U

Julia Payment Cary, North Carolina Major: Education

Primary Service Ties:

»» Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools »» UNC Dance Marathon »» Newman Catholic Student Center

Jackclyn Ngo

Charlotte, North Carolina Majors:

Environmental Sciences and Engineering Mathematics Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Campus Y »» Postcards for Progress

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Yesenia Pedro Vicente Morganton, North Carolina Major: Anthropology

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Campus Y »» Robertson Scholars Program

Chelsea Phipps Sylva, North Carolina Majors:

Global Studies Political Science

Primary Service Ties:

»» Campus Y »» Foundation for Sustainable Development »» International Development Enterprises

Abigail Poeske

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Anna Ramundo Dallas, Texas

Major: History

Minors: Biology

Spanish

Primary Service Ties:

»» Campus Y - HOPE Gardens »» M.A.N.O. »» UNC Equestrian Team fundraising

Beverly, Massachusetts Major:

Middle Grades Education

Minors: Geography

History

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» UNC Dance Marathon »» Habitat for Humanity

Emalyn Penn

Wilmington, North Carolina Major:

Public Policy Minors: Medical Anthropology Social and Economic Justice Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Campus Y »» Family Violence Prevention Center

Daniel Peterson Cedar Rapids, Iowa Major:

Business Administration

Primary Service Ties:

»» Habitat for Humanity »» Morehead-Cain Foundation »» Sigma Nu Fraternity

Kelly Peuquet

Kennett Square, Pennsylvania Majors: Anthropology

Global Studies

Primary Service Ties:

»» Campus Y »» Campus Y - Nourish-UNC »» Scholars’ Latino Initiative

Majors:

Communication Studies Global Studies Minor: Japanese

Primary Service Ties:

»» Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. »» Minority Student Recruitment Committee »» Refugee Community Partnership

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Raleigh, North Carolina Major:

Minor:

»» AID »» M.A.N.O. »» Universities Allied for Essential MedicinesUNC Chapter

Wilmington, North Carolina Majors: History

Mathematics Minor: Music Primary Service Ties:

»» Chi Omega »» Relay For Life »» Student U

Camilla Powierza Ontario, Canada Majors: Chemistry

Romance Languages

Primary Service Ties:

»» Alliance of AIDS Services - UNC »» Common Hope »» UNC Hospitals

Collin Price

Raleigh, North Carolina Majors: Biology

Psychology Minor: Chemistry

Primary Service Ties:

»» Alpha Phi Omega »» Habitat for Humanity »» UNC Hospitals

Natalie Prince

Oak Ridge, North Carolina Majors:

Political Science Romance Languages

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Campus Y »» Relay For Life

Public Policy Hispanic Studies

Primary Service Ties:

Bess Powell

Rita Phetmixay

Asheboro, North Carolina

Sadana Rangarao

Swati Rayasam

Durham, North Carolina Major: Biology

Minors: Chemistry

Journalism and Mass Communication

Primary Service Ties:

»» UNC School of Medicine »» UNC Sexuality and Gender Alliance »» UNC Young Democrats

Samuel Reed

Winston-Salem, North Carolina Majors: Biology

Chemistry

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Special Children’s School »» UNC Hospitals

Kayce Resha

Hendersonville, Tennessee Major: Psychology Minor:

Social and Economic Justice

Primary Service Ties:

»» Box Out »» Human Rights Center of Chapel Hill and Carrboro »» M.A.N.O.


Jessica Richardson Media, Pennsylvania Major: Geography

Primary Service Ties:

»» GlobeMed »» Campus Y - HOPE Cooks »» Campus Y - HOPE Gardens

Kameron Rowe

Raleigh, North Carolina Major:

Exercise and Sport Science Minors: African and Afro-American Studies Hispanic Studies Primary Service Ties:

»» Campus Y »» UNC Hospitals »» University Baptist Church

Meghan Robbins

Winston-Salem, North Carolina Major: Anthropology Minors: Medical

Anthropology Social and Economic Justice

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Fair, Local, Organic (FLO) »» SEEDS

Dana Royal

Roseboro, North Carolina Majors: Mathematics

Mathematical Decision Sciences Minor: Southern Studies Primary Service Ties:

Majors: Biology

Chemistry

Primary Service Ties:

»» Mission of Mercy »» South Orange Rescue Squad »» UNC Hospitals

Katherine Rolf Springfield, Illinois Majors: Economics

Mathematics Minor: Business Administration Primary Service Ties:

»» Girls on the Run »» Lutheran Campus Ministry »» UNC Dance Marathon

Lindsay Rosenfeld Hickory, North Carolina Majors: Anthropology

Global Studies Minor: Arabic Primary Service Ties:

»» North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center »» Orange County Rape Crisis Center »» Rainbow Soccer

Lubbock, North Carolina Major: Archaeology Minor:

Biology and Chemistry

Primary Service Ties:

»» Campus Y »» Orange County Animal Services »» UNC Hospitals

Kavya Sekar

Durham, North Carolina Majors: Anthropology

Biology Minor: Chemistry

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Community Empowerment Fund »» Southeast Asia Interest Association

»» UNC Dance Marathon »» Campus Crusade for Christ »» UNC Hospitals

Adam Robinson

Kernersville, North Carolina

Kelly Scott

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Christopher Scanzoni Asheville, North Carolina Major:

Public Policy

Mathematical Decision Sciences

Minors: History

Primary Service Ties:

»» Great Decisions at UNC »» Roosevelt Institute »» UNC Student Government

Ilyasah Shabazz

Greensboro, North Carolina Major:

While at UNC, I have always sought to promote

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Black Student Movement »» Nourish International

policy to effect positive change on campus and throughout the country. Even more important than my work was the influence I was able to have on my peers. As a leader in the Roosevelt Institute and Student Government, I have had the incredible opportunity to learn from my peers as well as cultivate leadership in younger students.” Christopher Scanzoni

Lacy Schmidt

Shreena Shah Cary, North Carolina Major: Nutrition

Minor: Chemistry

Primary Service Ties:

»» Alpha Epsilon Delta »» Habitat for Humanity »» UNC-Chapel Hill Housing and Residential Education

Dobson, North Carolina Major: English

Minor: Chemistry

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Bike and Build »» Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership

Journalism and Mass Communication

Primary Service Ties:

Austin Shaw

Wake Forest, North Carolina Majors: Economics

Minor:

Political Science Business Administration

Primary Service Ties:

»» Admissions Ambassadors »» UNC Honor Court

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Emily Sheppard

Wilmington, North Carolina Majors: Economics

Global Studies Minor: Russian Culture Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Campus Y - Coalition Against Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) »» UNC Dance Marathon

Amee Shrimanker Paramus, New Jersey Major:

Business Administration

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» National Academy of Social Insurance »» Orange County Rape Crisis Center

Natalia Smirnova Saint-Petersburg, Russia Majors: Nutrition

Public Health Minor: Chemistry Primary Service Ties:

»» DIG at Carolina »» Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC) »» Triangle Dance Festival for AIDS

Alexandra Snedeker Cary, North Carolina Major:

Environmental Sciences and Engineering Minor: Marine Sciences Primary Service Ties:

Kelley Sousa

Raleigh, North Carolina Major:

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department »» Mission Emanuel

Amanda Srsic

Raleigh, North Carolina Major: Biology Minor:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) »» UNC Hospitals

Kristina Stanson

Tampa, Florida

Raleigh, North Carolina

Major: Biology

Majors: Biology

Psychology Minor: Chemistry

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Camp Kesem »» UNC Global Brigades

Primary Service Ties:

»» Carolina Students for Life »» South Orange Rescue Squad »» UNC Global Brigades

Rayna Singh

Coral Springs, Florida

Brittney Stokes

Major: Biology

Eden, North Carolina

Minors: Chemistry

Majors: Economics

Latin

Mathematics Minor: Mathematical Decision Sciences

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Sangam »» UNC Hospitals

Aliza Sir

Nashville, Tennessee Majors: History

Sociology Minor: Spanish for the Professions Primary Service Ties:

»» Acción Emprendadora USA »» Orange County Literacy Council

Sara Skelton

Charlotte, North Carolina Majors:

Global Studies Political Science Minor: French Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Farmer Foodshare »» TABLE

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Medical Anthropology

Primary Service Ties:

»» Campus Y »» UNC Student Government »» UNC Sustainability Office

Melina Silva

Journalism and Mass Communication Studies Social and Economic Justice

Minors: Hispanic

Primary Service Ties:

Justin Sodoma Brockport, New York Major:

Health Policy and Management Minor: African and Afro-American Studies Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» UNC General Alumni Association »» University Career Services

Ashton Songer

Norwood, North Carolina Major:

Minor:

Journalism and Mass Communication Coaching Education

Primary Service Ties:

»» Durham Public Schools »» UNC Dance Marathon »» Young Life

»» Carolina Covenant Peer Mentoring Program »» National Society of Collegiate Scholars »» Relay For Life

Mariah Street Shelby, North Carolina Majors:

Political Science Public Policy Minor: African and Afro-American Studies

Primary Service Ties:

»» Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs »» Relay For Life »» YMCA Youth and Government

Bilan Stribling Memphis, Tennessee Major:

Political Science

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Honors Burch Public Policy Fellowship »» UNC Global Brigades


Renee Sullender Homewood, Alabama Major:

Interdisciplinary Studies Minor: Chemistry Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Habitat for Humanity »» Young Democrats

Chelsea Sullivan Salisbury, North Carolina Major:

Elementary Education

Primary Service Ties:

»» Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity »» Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools »» Teaching Fellows

Colin Sullivan

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Kara Thio

Marian Thomas

Cary, North Carolina

Apex, North Carolina

Major: Psychology

Majors: Biology

Minor: Biology

Psychology

Primary Service Ties:

»» Orange County Literacy Council »» Service and Leadership Living Learning Community »» UNC Dance Marathon

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Newman Catholic Student Center »» UNC Hospitals

Emily Tinsley

Natalie Thom

Summerfield, North Carolina

Arlington, Virginia

Major: English

Major: Biology

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» UNC EMT-Basic

Minors: Chemistry

Portuguese

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» American Red Cross »» UNC Hospitals

Major:

Business Administration Minor: Spanish for the Professions

Sarah Torp Palatine, Illinois Major:

Minor:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Orange County Animal Shelter »» TABLE

»» Habitat for Humanity »» Heelraisers Council »» UNC Swimming and Diving

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Alexis Sydow Gulf Breeze, Florida

Johnny Ubri-Cardona

Majors: Economics

Rural Hall, North Carolina

Public Policy

Major:

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Kamikazi Dance Team »» Nourish International

Majors:

Global Studies Political Science Minor: Art History

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Angels Among Us

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Sana Tariq

Primary Service Ties:

»» Carolina Association of Black Journalists »» UNC General Alumni Association »» UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Mackenzie Thomas Huntington, New York Major: Economics Minors: Business

Administration Entrepreneurship Primary Service Ties:

»» Campus Y »» Campus Y - Catalyst Conference »» TEDxUNC

My social justice work in the Carolina community

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

has provided me with unmatched opportunities to

Minors: Biology

of positive global impact. My experiences with service

Major: Psychology

Chemistry

Primary Service Ties:

»» Pakistan Student Association »» UNC Global Brigades »» UNC Hospitals

Journalism and Mass Communication

Minor: Entrepreneurship

Grace Sykes

Durham, North Carolina

Business Administration Public Policy

Primary Service Ties:

Primary Service Ties:

Primary Service Ties:

challenge myself, my goals and my ideals in the pursuit

Nnedinma Umeadi Cary, North Carolina Major: Philosophy Minors: Chemistry

Social and Economic Justice

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Newman Catholic Student Center »» Minority Association of Pre-Health Students

Ruksona Usmanova Durham, North Carolina Major:

Global Studies Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures

throughout my time at UNC have offered me the

Minor:

foundation to be a lifelong champion of equality, human

Primary Service Ties:

rights and community development.“ Mackenzie Thomas

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» AmeriCorps »» SCALE

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Jeffrey White

Erin Walker

Chapel Hill, North Carolina Major: Psychology

Jacksonville, North Carolina Majors:

Primary Service Ties:

»» Campus Y »» Campus Y - Catalyst Conference »» Wesley Foundation

Minor: English

Primary Service Ties:

»» AFS-USA »» Carolina for Amani »» Special Olympics

Bernard Walston

Rocky Mount, North Carolina Majors:

African and Afro-American Studies Chemistry

Rebecca White

Raleigh, North Carolina Majors: Biology

Romance Languages Minor: Chemistry Primary Service Ties:

»» Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools »» Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center »» Presbyterian Campus Ministry

Primary Service Ties:

»» Black Student Movement Gospel Choir »» SMART Mentoring program »» UNC Department of Chemistry

Xiaoding Wang Xi’an, China Major:

Minor:

Business Administration Information Systems

Elyse Will

Belmont, North Carolina Major:

Environmental Sciences Minor: Geography Primary Service Ties:

»» Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens »» Easing Abroad Students’ Entry (E.A.S.E.) »» INSPIRE

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Office of Undergraduate Research, SURF

Chelsea Weiermiller Alpharetta, Georgia Majors:

Peace, War and Defense Political Science Minor: Spanish for the Professions Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools »» Campus Y - Linking Immigrants to New Communities (LINC)

Mary Katherine Weinel Raleigh, North Carolina Majors: Biology

Psychology Minor: Chemistry

Primary Service Ties:

»» Carolina Music Outreach/Musical Empowerment »» Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools »» Campus Y - HOPE Gardens

Bianca White

Reidsville, North Carolina Major:

Dental Hygiene

Primary Service Ties:

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»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Delta Delta Sigma Pre-Dental Honor Society »» Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC)

Political Science Public Policy

Rachel Williams

Elizabeth Windsor

Winston-Salem, North Carolina Majors: Biology

Minor:

Primary Service Ties:

»» North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center »» UNC Dance Marathon »» UNC Hospitals

Mary Wurzelmann Chapel Hill, North Carolina Major: Biology

Minor: Chemistry

Primary Service Ties:

»» APPLES Service-Learning program »» Duke-Carolina Basketball Marathon »» Campus Y - Linking Immigrants to New Communities (LINC)

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Mao Yang

Newton, North Carolina Major: Psychology Minor: Chemistry

Primary Service Ties:

»» Dream Corps International »» Carolina Language Partnership (CLaP) »» Hmong Student Association of Carolina

Atlanta, Georgia Major:

Business Administration and Mass Communication Spanish for the Professions

Minors: Journalism

Primary Service Ties:

»» Kenan-Flagler Business Symposium »» Kicking4Hunger »» UNC Dance Marathon

Brendan Yorke Truro, Canada Major: Biology

Minor: Entrepreneurship

Primary Service Ties:

»» Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools »» Carolina Navigators »» Postcards for Progress

Elizabeth Willis Tryon, North Carolina Majors:

Global Studies Political Science Minor: Hispanic Studies

Primary Service Ties:

»» Alianza »» M.A.N.O. »» Students for Students International

Charnelle Wilson Raleigh, North Carolina Major:

Minor:

Journalism and Mass Communication African and Afro-American Studies

Primary Service Ties:

»» Movement of Youth »» Ronald McDonald House »» UNC Dance Marathon

Exercise and Sport Science Religious Studies

Everett Young Athens, Georgia Major: Biology

Minors: Chemistry

Spanish for the Professions

Primary Service Ties:

»» Delta Kappa Epsilon »» Habitat for Humanity »» Six Forks EMS


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Nicole Zalles Hutchinson, Kansas

Majors: Anthropology

Biology

Primary Service Ties:

»» Habitat for Humanity »» Helping Paws

Emily Zuehlke

Waxhaw, North Carolina Majors: Biology

Environmental Health Sciences Minor: Chemistry Primary Service Ties:

»» Breakthrough Collaborative »» Africare »» Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC)

From Carrboro to Uganda, BPSS has allowed

me to build relationships around the world and has provided me with the opportunity to develop the idea of service that I brought with me from Upper School into a relationship-driven process that has become an integral part of my life.” Emily Zuehlke

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My experience with the BPSS program has been unforgettable. This program has given me the opportunity to work with people of different generations, life situations and diverse backgrounds. Consequently, this fostered my personal development and helped me refine my interpersonal skills. I also enhanced my problem solving and critical thinking skills. Providing service to multiple organizations solidified my decision to major in psychology because I always knew I had a passion for helping others.”

Whitney Adams

The Buckley Public Service Scholars program influenced my choices for extracurricular and summer activities. I chose to integrate my academic interests, traveling and cultural immersion, and service. BPSS has impacted how, why and what I engaged in at UNC and will continue to guide my large and even small, insignificant choices beyond Carolina.” Kelsey Aho

My experience with the BPSS program has been one of the highlights of my college experience. The program’s philosophy of expanding the traditional definition of service encouraged me to engage in unique opportunities that have inspired me to pursue a lifetime of public service. Through my involvement with APPLES ServiceLearning, the PITAP international graduate student program, psychological research and the Ackland Art Museum, I was afforded opportunities that changed the way I view myself, others and the world.”

Priya Balagopal

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Jacob Frumkin

Isabella Cassell

The Buckley Public Service Scholars program has not only provided holistic and tangible goals for my service while attending Carolina, but more so has provided the most effective platform for networking and collaborating with other leaders and public servants on campus through its multiple components. Such connections have had the greatest impact on my years here as a student; providing both new opportunities to serve the greater Carolina community as well as building life long friendships.”

Tia Davis

Being in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program definitely exposed me to a wide variety of opportunities and trainings that made engagement an accessible component of my UNC experience. I have learned a great deal about social justice, character and positive social change and would not be the same individual I am were it not for my participation in this wonderful program.”

The Buckley Public Service Scholars program has led me to think beyond the surface of social issues. It has challenged me to to see needs as opportunities and facilitate collaborative work to understand the root causes of issues.”

I used to think that short-term direct volunteering experiences like sorting cans at the food bank were the most effective ways for young people to make a positive change in their communities. While there will always be a need for service projects like that, through the Buckley Public Service Scholars program I learned to utilize my unique set of skills in my service projects and, in turn, maximize the impact I was able to make.” Marlene Eaton

The Buckley Public Service Scholars program has increased my awareness of the needs for service in the Chapel Hill community and has encouraged me to seek out a variety of service opportunities and have an impact on those in this community. Personally, my participation in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program has been most influential in fostering a compassion for those with developmental disabilities, which in turn has affected my interactions with the community beyond Chapel Hill.” Michelle Hicks

Participating in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program helped me to connect to the University and Chapel Hill community and to discover the challenges that my neighbors face. It taught me things that my classes could not, like the importance of patience, listening and open-mindedness. My experiences in this program have helped to shape my academic interests and my future plans.” Sarah Lineberry


I have grown to be a person of service to my community and I have met people along the way who have pushed me to become an advocate for the communities I represent. I know that when I graduate from UNC, I will leave a legacy and will continue leaving my Tar Heel imprint elsewhere. I am determined to live my life by empowering others to empower themselves for the overall betterment of humanity.” »» Rita Phetmixay

BPSS has provided me with the opportunity to understand the broader definition of service, allowing me to give back to the state, country and globe through direct service and policy development. I have learned how to develop and implement effective policy solutions to address pressing issues, thereby addressing the root cause of issues rather than making band-aid solutions to larger problems.” »» Adam Jutha


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Buckley Public Service Scholars - 2013 Graduates