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From our Director CONGRATULATIONS Each year, a highlight of UNC graduation activities

is recognizing students who have achieved the title of Buckley Public Service Scholar. During their time at Carolina, these students challenge themselves to expand and enhance their public service experience. In so doing, university and set a bar for those who follow. This year we honor the 10th class of graduates, and, as you will see from this publication, they have connected with communities throughout North Carolina and around the world, demonstrating their commitment to others and gaining experience in untold ways. There are countless others who have contributed to their learning

Welcome From our Chancellor There are a number of reasons I am deeply honored to

The students graduating as Buckley Public Service

be Carolina’s 11th chancellor. Foremost among them

Scholars exemplify this commitment and are leading

is that this institution understands what it means to be

the way. They have made connections through their

a public university - the nation’s first. The legacy and

class and research experiences, developed and supported

culture of public service and engagement remain vital

social innovation through fellowships and student

and vibrant today.

organizations and set an example for those who follow.

Over the past year, I have been inspired by the students

This 10th class of Buckley Public Service Scholars

who are not waiting until they graduate to help build

has contributed to improving peoples’ lives and their

a just, safe, more prosperous and sustainable world;

communities in North Carolina and around the world.

they have made public service an integral part of their

Thank you and congratulations.

Carolina education.

Carol L. Folt, Chancellor The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

along the way – Carolina faculty and staff members, dedicated community agency personnel and, perhaps most importantly, those they have had the honor to serve. As we celebrate their accomplishment, we also celebrate all the graduates of the program, so we have included some updates from representatives of each of the 10 classes. As you read about the class of 2014 and the alumni of the program, please think about all 1,616 Buckley Public Service Scholars who are out in the world. What a difference a decade makes!

Lynn W. Blanchard, Director Carolina Center for Public Service

Ten Years of Buckley Public Service Scholars

they embody the promise of the nation’s first public

Buckley Public Service SCHOLARS Program overview The Buckley Public Service Scholars program (BPSS) provides a framework for Carolina undergraduate students committed to making a positive impact through service. BPSS challenges participants to expand their understanding of service, connect academic and community-based experiences and build their capacity to help effect change. While completing the program components, participants build portfolios reflecting their learning and unique experiences 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, participating students reported service with more than 1,000 community and campus organizations.

Program components

Contents Buckley Public Service Scholars program Ten Years of Buckley Public Service Scholars Alumni Profiles 2014 Class Profile 2014 Graduate Profiles 2014 Community Partners

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

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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: the Arts in Public Service Fellows, the SMART Mentoring program, the Philanthropy as a Tool for Social Change course and North Carolina Outward Bound School scholarships. The program is open to all full-time undergraduate students with at least four semesters remaining at Carolina. Transfer students must have three semesters remaining to enroll. To complete the program, students build a portfolio that includes the following program components: »» A BPSS orientation session

»» Four approved skills trainings

»» 300 hours of public service

»» A senior reflection activity

»» One service-learning course

»» Minimum cumulative GPA

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Walter Buckley, a business entrepreneur from Bethlehem, Pa., applies his professional expertise and personal commitment to making a difference in the lives of others and exemplifies the qualities that the program

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instills in Carolina students. This is best illustrated by Buckley’s current role as chair of the board of trustees of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. The traditional mission of the Foundation is to identify and develop leaders and institutions to meet the nation’s critical challenges. A current focus is funding and conducting groundbreaking programs in graduate education for teachers and administrators of public schools in partner states across the country. From inspiring Nobel laureates and Pulitzer Prize winners to developing dedicated classroom teachers and everyday servant leaders, the foundation helps to make a difference in society. Buckley has also initiated and endowed numerous need-based academic scholarship funds for secondary and higher education institutions. Most significantly, he often reaches out to ensure the education of young people who may not otherwise have the opportunity. Walter Buckley is a graduate of Cornell University, but he has strong Carolina connections. His wife and two of his four children are UNC alumni and they all actively serve their alma mater. Thanks to this endowment, the Center can continue to build the Buckley

ten Years of

Buckley Public Service Scholars The Carolina Center for Public Service established the Public Service Scholars program in 2003 to connect undergraduate students to others who care about similar issues and guide them through training and course work that help make their service more effective. In 2011 the Center received a gift from an anonymous donor in honor of Walter White Buckley Jr. to establish an endowment to support the program for years to come. It is fitting that the program is now

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named for a man who personifies the best of public service.

Public Service Scholars program with the aspirational models of Walter White Buckley Jr. and the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and Carolina students will continue to have opportunities to learn leadership skills through real-life

1.35 Million HOURS of SERVICE

experiences and make impressive contributions through public service. For more than ten years, BPSS has strengthened the culture of service and engagement at Carolina by:

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»» Challenging students to increase the breadth and depth of their involvement in North Carolina communities and beyond,

»» Fostering connections between the University, its students and the community,

»» Promoting student participation in varying dimensions of public service: direct, organizational and policy, and »» Developing students’ capacity for meaningfully engaging in communities. In this time, BPSS participants continued the Carolina tradition of excellence

1,616 Buckley Public Service SCHOLARS

by connecting and serving communities throughout the state, the nation and the world. The hours of service and the number of graduates continues to grow.

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Palestine Small 2013-2014

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Palestine Small wasn’t your typical student. At the age of 47, she had already battled substance abuse, homelessness and spent time in prison. But through the Buckley Public Service Scholars program, Small found a group of students committed to helping people like her – and she learned that she, too, has a passion for service. She also learned that she wanted a career in public service. “My involvement in the BPSS program enhanced my knowledge of community activism and allowed me to create useful relationships with nonprofit organizations,” Small said. Now working with Resources for Human Development, an organization that helps those struggling with mental illness combat homelessness, addiction and difficult financial situations, Small applies what she learned in BPSS to her day-to-day job responsibilities. She also uses what she learned through her involvement with the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service, a Carrboro-based nonprofit that assists those facing homelessness, hunger and economic disparities.

The skills I learned through BPSS will continue to empower me to initiate change...”

Now applying to divinity school and with hopes to later attend law school, Small is trying to take her experience full-circle to help people who struggle with the same issues she faced. “The skills I learned through BPSS will continue to empower me to initiate change in the future.”

ten Classes of

Buckley Public Service Scholars In celebration of the 10th graduating class of Buckley Public Service Scholars, we profile one graduate from each of the last ten academic years.

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Karen Obando 2012-2013 Long before Karen Obando came to Carolina and joined the Buckley Public Service Scholars program, she was making a difference in her community through volunteering as a peer mentor to middle school students. When she came to UNC, she found even deeper meaning in her service through BPSS.

“Being in BPSS gave me experience in communication and collaboration with a variety of people with different perspectives,” Obando said. “Throughout that process, I learned how important it is to continuously use these skills and knowledge to help others. I have made it a habit to incorporate service into my life even beyond graduation.” Obando now works as an adviser at East Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte through the Carolina College Advising Corps, a program that places recent graduates in high schools throughout North Carolina to serve as college advisers. She works with low-income and underrepresented students to increase rates of college attendance. Obando also volunteers at the Latin American Coalition in Charlotte, working with its College Access Para Todos program which assists high school students and others who are pursuing a college education. “Every day I use what I learned through the Buckley Public Service Scholars program in my work with students, staff and the local community,” Obando said. “Participating in BPSS encouraged me to participate in public service activities that eventually led me to find what I am most passionate about. I now get to indulge these passions in the work that I am doing professionally.”

Alumni Profiles

“Volunteering with BPSS extends further than just what we do at the University; it has translated into real-world applications that I may not have known about if I had not been involved in ways that allowed me to be responsible to the community,” Small said.

Mehrin Islam 2011-2012

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After graduating from BPSS, Mehrin Islam decided to take what she learned in the program and find ways to relate it to her plans to work in the health-care field. She first worked in Orlando, Fla. with Public Allies, an Americorps apprenticeship that trained her in health-care management. Now enrolled in medical school at East Carolina University, Islam hopes to apply what she gained in that experience to the work of being a doctor. “I learned the impact that education and empathy have on the healing process. Healing is not only a science but also an art requiring a human element that I plan to channel as a physician.” In addition to being a medical student, Islam also volunteers with Project Cuddle in the hospital’s pediatric department and at the Grimesland Clinic, where no payment or documentation is required from patients. She will be a coordinator for the clinic in the upcoming year.

Alumni Profiles

Sarah Rankin 2010-2011

Finding a connection between journalism and public service was not hard for Sarah Rankin who graduated with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. During her time with BPSS, Rankin was most involved with the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill and the APPLES Service-Learning program. “Through those programs, I learned first-hand about issues such as public health, health care policy, immigration and food production. I now edit stories about those topics every week, and the knowledge and perspective from those experiences are immensely useful.” Now working as an editor in Chicago for The Associated Press, Rankin is putting to use what she learned in BPSS. “I consider journalism, especially investigative and political journalism, a public service. I think journalism can help people understand elections and public policy, the issues and choices they face. It can also help hold people in positions of power accountable.” In addition to her career in journalism, Rankin, who enjoyed being involved in direct service, has volunteered with a program that provides free clothing to low-income children and currently volunteers at the local animal shelter.

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“Service work was always important to my family, but the Buckley Public Service Scholars program encouraged me to stay involved during college and helped me transition into adulthood where service is a priority,” Rankin said.

Alumni Profiles

Through her experience with the BPSS program and studying abroad, Islam saw various health disparities, sparking a desire for change and heightening her passion for health care. “Beyond the traditional corners of treatment, my non-clinical experiences in college have shown me that a passion for health is more than being a physician – it is about being human,” said Islam.

Ryan Lei 2009-2010

Since graduating as a Buckley Public Service Scholar, Ryan Lei has had several experiences that align with his vision of serving the communities in which he lives and works. Immediately after graduating, Lei joined Teach For America in Dallas, where he learned about the challenges facing children in low-income communities and how public policy shapes that reality. He later gained policy experience by working with the Illinois State Board of Education to develop and retain strong leaders in the classroom, and he is now pursuing a Ph.D. in social psychology at Northwestern University. “I hope to use my expertise to communicate in an accessible manner that improves outcomes for students everywhere,” said Lei. But he plans to take his service one step further to stay involved and make a difference in education and inequity issues – Lei is planning to run for the local school council. “BPSS and APPLES Service-Learning, in particular, taught me how to connect what we learn in the classroom with what happens in the world. There is so much knowledge that has been accumulated, transferred and taught within the environs of the University, but so often there is a disconnect between universities and the communities, regions and states in which they are situated,” Lei said. “BPSS and public service in general have grounded my vision in making sure that there is equity in not only pursuit and attainment of knowledge, but also in the disbursement and who benefits from that knowledge. “The Buckley Public Service Scholars program is an integral part of what makes a Carolina student and eventual graduate a more worldly and well-rounded individual who is imbued with a sense of purpose moving forward.”

BPSS...taught me how to connect what we learn in the classroom with what happens in the world.”

Kennetra Irby 2008-2009

After graduating from the Buckley Public Service Scholars program, Kennetra Irby continued her commitment to public service by working with children and families. In 2009, Irby was hired by the Newborn Epigenetics Study at the Duke University Medical Center where she worked with mothers and families during pregnancy. This, combined with her experience studying abroad and doing service work in Costa Rica, allowed Irby to find the career path she was looking for. “I knew my path would intersect health, culture and spirituality,” said Irby. Currently, she is a third-year student in a dual degree program through which she is pursuing a Master of Social Work at UNC-Chapel Hill as well as a Master of Divinity at Duke Divinity School. In addition to her studies, Irby is an intern at Durham Early Head Start, a program that provides high-quality comprehensive childcare to families of infants and toddlers with limited resources.

Alumni Profiles

Following her graduation as a Buckley Public Service Scholar, Mary Jordan Small was selected for a two-year fellowship at the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation where she focused on education as well as social justice and equity grant portfolios. “Part of what was valuable for me about the Public Service Scholars program was the identification of a group of people who were committed to contributing to the common good,” Small said.

She went on to earn a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Minnesota. Small currently works at the Jesuit Refugee Service in Washington, D.C. overseeing the organization’s policy development as it relates to U.S.-Mexico border relations as well as conditions in immigration detention centers. Through policy-based service, Small works to advocate for and change U.S. and international policy that could result in better outcomes for refugees, internally displaced people and vulnerable migrants around the world. She also volunteers with the Maryland Dream campaign, an initiative that provides access to higher education for all Maryland residents regardless of their immigration status. During her time with BPSS, Small worked with a variety of organizations, including a local effort to help Burmese refugees integrate into the community, as well as a program working to teach English in first grade classrooms. These opportunities allowed her to focus her interests on the intersection of migration and education. Small added, “My service work with BPSS helped me learn more about my interests, identify my strengths and understand what kind of organization I would be interested in working for in the future.”

My service work with BPSS helped me learn more about my interests, identify my strengths and understand what kind of organization I would be interested in working for in the future.”

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Alumni Profiles

“My involvement in BPSS and public service has allowed me to meet and serve various people in many places,” said Irby. “I learned to act as a resource for people – being a link between where people are and where they need to be.” Through the network of peers and organizations provided by the BPSS program, Irby said she learned the importance of taking responsibility for positively shaping the future of communities. “BPSS allowed me to cultivate my service as a young adult. It reminded me that although I was a student and learning, I still had much to offer and to share. I thank BPSS for making public service not only cool but also crucial.”

I learned to act as a resource for people – being a link between where people are and where they need to be.”

Mary Small 2007-2008

Kesson Anderson 2006-2007

After graduating from the Buckley Public Service Scholars program, Kesson Anderson joined Teach For America as a kindergarten teacher in the Atlanta Public Schools System. She designed and implemented instructional programs at a low-performing elementary school, leading to student gains in both reading and math. Anderson later moved to Washington, D.C. where she joined the DC Public Education Fund, a nonprofit dedicated to securing money to support district school reform efforts. “I am committed to a long-term career in education nonprofit leadership. This commitment is grounded in a passion for public service and a drive to improve outcomes for people across the nation,” Anderson said. Now studying technology, innovation and the for-profit sector on accelerated education reform efforts at the Yale School of Management, Anderson maintains an active role in the community, mentoring undergraduate and high school students through various programs at Yale.

Alumni Profiles

Naman Shah 2005-2006

Eight years after his graduation, Naman Shah continues to apply the lessons he learned in BPSS to a career in medicine and public health around the world. As an M.D./Ph.D. student at UNC, Shah worked locally with health departments in several countries as well as with the World Health Organization on the issues of disease control, containment, vaccination and prevention. Currently, Shah is completing his medical school rotations in hospitals across North Carolina. He spends his free time volunteering with the Student Health Action Coalition at UNC, the nation’s oldest student-run medical clinic.

That external support allowed us to learn from each other...”

Shah’s public service career at UNC showed him the importance of a community centered in public service. Shah found that the BPSS program motivated him to stay involved in public service during his time at UNC as well as after graduating. “That external support allowed us to learn from each other, stay honest and maintain a high level of motivation at a busy time in our lives,” said Shah. His involvement in BPSS provided him with skills and opportunities that he now applies to his work in public health and health policy, using his service training to make a difference in the lives of others.

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Following his graduation as a Buckley Public Service Scholar, Kevin Feltes used his service experiences to strengthen himself professionally. “After graduation, I moved to New York and worked for eight years as an analyst and marketing director at a macroeconomic consulting firm,” Feltes said. Now pursuing an MBA at New York University in Manhattan, Feltes continues his public service through work with a faith-based organization in New York where he works with those in need, providing various forms of assistance including food, financial aid, employment training and general counseling. During his time with BPSS, Feltes gained useful experience at the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service’s Crisis Intervention Center helping people in need with food, rent, utility assistance, information, referrals and transportation. “The IFC Crisis Intervention Center taught me about the complexities of poverty as well as how to be an empathetic listener – lessons that have served me well as a volunteer,” he said. “Being in the program exposed me to people who showed great audacity in tackling social problems, and that audacity has been a big inspiration for me to take personal initiative to solve problems—in personal relationships, in social service and in business.”

Being in the program exposed me to people who showed great audacity in tackling social problems...”

Alumni Profiles

“BPSS and my public service experience at UNC shaped my belief that my role in this world is to make a positive social impact. As a result of my colleagues and mentors through the BPSS program and UNC, I am grounded in a commitment to public service and to discovering solutions to the pressing social challenges this country faces today,” said Anderson. After graduating from Yale’s business school, Anderson plans to continue to work toward education reform in the United States.

Kevin Feltes 2004-2005

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113,400

service

HOURS of SERVICE

DIMENSIONS

2014 GRADUATEs

by the Numbers

The 251 students graduating in the 2014 class of Buckley Public Service Scholars reported 113,400 hours across three dimensions of service as of March 2014. Of those hours, 85 percent primarily benefited North Carolina, 10 percent other states and 5 percent other countries. BPSS participants represent 51 of UNC’s 69 majors - 74 percent of all majors on campus. Participants focus on a large variety of service areas, from health to the environment. 12

5% POLICY & ADVOCACY 36% ORGANIZATIONAL/ADMIN 59% DIRECT

Top Five Majors

22%

Psychology

19%

Biology Global Studies Journalism and Mass Communication Political Science

8% 7% 7%

Top Five Service Areas

32%

Health and Wellbeing

26%

Children and Youth Education

5% Environment 3%

Multicultural and International

16%

2014 Class Profile

5% INTERNATIONAL 10% DOMESTIC 85% LOCAL

2014 GRADUATEs

North Carolina Alamance

Davie

Buncombe

Durham

Jesse Crayle Lenzie Purcell Sean Langberg Ivy Palas Nabila Ratani Julie Uffelman

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UNITED STATES

Samantha Pfotenhauer

California

Connecticut

Kristina Hsieh Sara Robinson Kristen Rosano Margaret VanDeusen

Elise Hopkins Molly Laux Marisa Segarra

Florida

Elizabeth Ayers Patricia Bajuelo Michelle Bandklayder Natalie Borrego Paula Muñoz Jennifer Neal Julia Nething Blake O’Connor Myrna Perez Shannon Steel

Georgia

Kelsey Aho Sarah Barger Mandy Eidson Elizabeth Greenberg Josephine Kooijman Ellen Mcknight Matthew Meyers Pooja Mohanty Kelsey Pan Courtney Sanford

Illinois

Kathleen Burch Elizabeth Goslin Anna Ollinger Kyle Ann Sebastian

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Lauren Forbes

Catawba

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Kelly Boyd Timothy McEachran Georgia Titcomb

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Katelyn Blanchard

CRAVEN

Kehinde Adeoti Ann Atienza Tanisha Edwards Julia Hah Alexis Leca Rebecca Lee Jessica Milbern Britt Sikora Sheila Spence

Maryland

Michigan

Kevin Claybren

New Hampshire

Kendall Nicosia-Rusin

New Jersey

Brittany Newman-Eckert Kathleen Ughetta Carlisle Uhlman Rachel Uhlman

New York

Mykal Adams Amanda Baldiga Michelle Brant Elke-Esmeralda Dikoume Akilah Ffriend Madeleine Hindenlang Daranee Nasongkhla Alexa Oyague Rick Vavolizza

Puerto Rico

South Carolina Kiaira Reed Cheyenne Turner

Tennessee

Arthur Guyton Anna Spickard

Texas

Niaisha Johnston Ann Scavone Zoe Wolszon

Utah

Zachary Alexander

Virginia

Ohio

Samantha Halle Kelly McDermott Irene Newman Katie Overbey Taylor Price Vishwajith Sridharan

Pennsylvania

Jasmine Kreig Orlando Mendoza

Christopher Flesher Hannah Smith Christopher Felix David Warner

Puerto Rico

Viviana Bonilla-Lopez

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Samantha Bauer Olivia Eskew Stefan Hansen Courtney Harriott David Hill Nicole Lawing Jiwon Lim Samantha Luu Caroline Porter Brynn Smith

Hertford

Lenoir

Lein Soltan

Yvonne Nguyen

Lincoln

Kaitlyn Brobst Kathleen Hayes Melanie Johnston Abigail Terkeltoub Lindsay Wright

Allen Jones

Iredell

Elizabeth Davis Savan Kothadia Mary-Claire Spencer Kathryn Cook

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Shelby Sugierski

Macon

Gaitry Aruwani

Mecklenburg

Laida Alarcon Caroline Conner Hope Davis Neelesh Dewan Holton James Dunville Katherine Dyer William Gerhard Laura Grier Grant Heskamp Adriana Iturbide Rodriguez Katherine Johnston Avery Keese Lauren Kowadlo

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China

Wisconsin

Liz Hawryluk

International

China

Chenxi Yu

Singapore

Gwen Hwarng

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Singapore

1

Kiara Aranda

Rockingham LaShawn Hart

Rowan

Mary Margaret Mills

Rutherford

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Hope Wolf

Wake

Northampton Kelsey Smith

Orange

Lisa Couper Christopher Cunningham Katherine Krantz Hetali Lodaya Robert Mook Hoang My Huu Nguyen Anneke Oppewal Camille Sowder

Pender

Hannah Afify

Risikat Ademola Natalie Allcott Pooja Aphale Swathi Ayyagari Priya Balagopal Minhaj Baqai Ashley Beale Mary Bitler Sarah Broadwell Shalini Chudasama Jennifer Craven Kenan Ender Nora Fritz Shyra Hall Alexandra Hammer Olivia Hart Nariman Heikal Anne Holmes Nguyen Huynh An Le

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Washington Sheev Patidar

Watauga

Aidan Berry Emily Bushman Kelsey Gustaveson Emma Seagle

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Lindsey Bargelt

Richmond

Stanly

Washington

Washington, D.C.

Rabiah Choudhary Brooke Foster Brittany Reeves

Moore

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46

3

1

Randolph

New Hanover

Juliana Saracino

Janice Lee Meredith Lewis Ceewin Louder Alexandra Montaner Renee Montpetit Nikita Patel Pooja Patel Sheila Patel Anna Perry Grace Peter Tyson Presnell Sarah Pruteanu-Malinici Julia Ramos Christopher Rota Matthew Ryan Gautam Sanka Farhana Shemna Simone Trotman Samantha Tulenko Priscilla Tutu Avani Uppalapati Madhulika Vulimiri Margrethe Williams Caitlin Wood Yiwen Wu Linda Yang Alekhya Yechoor

Jonathan Laprade Lisa Owusu-Antwiwaah

Nash

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4

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Ashley Roy

Obafunbi Abimbola Gabriel Baylor Madiha Bhatti Leslie Blake Schara Brooks Joël Hage Jessica Jenkins Devyn McDonald Logan Nail Emily Pelehach Katherine Simkins Wendy Song Laura Wert

Cumberland

2

Henderson

Guilford

Phillip Healy

Carsyn Butler

Meredith Corn

Joseph Konstanzer Sharessa Royster

Alex Ledbetter

Emily Ott

Haywood

Granville

Cleveland

Johnston

Benjamin Blue

Gaston

Chowan

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Kentucky

Raymond Barry

Carolyn Jeffries Savita Senthil

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3

6

4

Camden

176

2

1

Arizona

2

2

4

1

9

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Harnett

Forsyth

Hannah Burris Suzanne Jasmine Elizabeth Rossitch Lauren Silver

Pitt

Hinson Neville

Amelia Ahern Keia Faison Daniel Jourdan Emily Palmer

Cabarrus

Conor O’Neill Neal Patel Vishalee Patel Portia Polk Claire Powers Lauren Salvia Megan Salvia Zainab Shams Anna Sturkey Neha Vennekkat Nicole Welsh Caroline White Devin White Kate Wilson Amberli Young

Halifax

Elizabeth Davis Taylor Moore

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2014 GRADUATE PROFILES A

Obafunbi Abimbola

Kelsey Aho

Greensboro, North Carolina

Marietta, Georgia

MAJORS Political Science Latin American Studies MINOR History PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. Scholars’ Latino Initiative

MAJOR Geography MINORS Urban Studies and Planning Social and Economic Justice PRIMARY SERVICE TIES APPLES Service-Learning program Nourish International Unified Theater

Mykal Adams Uniondale, New York

Laida Alarcon

MAJOR Exercise and Sport Science MINOR Journalism and Mass Communication PRIMARY SERVICE TIES APPLES Service-Learning program Campus Y Durham County Youth Home

Risikat Ademola

Rolesville, North Carolina MAJOR Journalism and Mass Communication PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. iLead Nigeria Summer Immersion Program Movement of Youth

Charlotte, North Carolina

Gaitry Aruwani

MAJORS Global Studies Peace, War and Defense MINOR Religious Studies PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Carolina Leadership Development Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Residence Hall Association (RHA)

Franklin, North Carolina MAJOR English MINOR Composition, Rhetoric and Digital Literacy PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Carolina Friends School Macon Early College High School New Schools Project

Zachary Alexander

Ann Atienza

MAJORS Business Administration Economics PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Buckley Public Service Scholars program UNC General Alumni Association UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

MAJOR Psychology PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Newman Catholic Student Center Parish Operation Building Courage UNC Hospitals

Natalie Allcott

Tampa, Florida

Salt Lake City, Utah

Kehinde Adeoti

Hope Mills, North Carolina MAJORS Management and Society Public Policy MINOR Philosophy, Politics and Economics PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Buckley Public Service Scholars program Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

Elizabeth Ayers

Cary, North Carolina

MAJOR Journalism and Mass Communication MINOR History PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Alpha Delta Pi Buckley Public Service Scholars program Carolina Athletic Association

MAJOR Nutrition MINORS Chemistry Anthropology PRIMARY SERVICE TIES APPLES Service-Learning program UNC Dance Marathon UNC Hospitals

Hannah Afify

Surf City, North Carolina MAJOR Exercise and Sport Science MINORS Chemistry Arabic PRIMARY SERVICE TIES APPLES Service-Learning program Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Habitat for Humanity

Swathi Ayyagari Raleigh, North Carolina

Pooja Aphale

MAJORS Environmental Studies Political Science PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Food and Water Watch Musical Empowerment

Apex, North Carolina MAJOR Environmental Health Sciences MINOR Business Administration PRIMARY SERVICE TIES AIESEC Chapel Hill Engineers Without Borders UNC Hospitals

Amelia Ahern

Durham, North Carolina

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Rockingham, North Carolina

Patricia Bajuelo

Raymond Barry

Leslie Blake

MAJOR Economics MINOR Mathematics PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Campus Y Carolina United TEDxUNC

MAJORS Biology Chemistry PRIMARY SERVICE TIES APPLES Service-Learning program Habitat for Humanity UNC Hospitals

Priya Balagopal

Samantha Bauer

MAJORS Journalism and Mass Communication Comparative Literature MINOR Creative Writing PRIMARY SERVICE TIES APPLES Service-Learning program UNC Dance Marathon Presbyterian Campus Ministry

MAJOR Psychology MINOR Spanish for the Professions PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Active Minds at Carolina APPLES Service-Learning program Campus Y

MAJOR Communication Studies MINOR Anthropology PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Carolina Covenant Carolina Women’s Center One Act

Amanda Baldiga

Gabriel Baylor

MAJORS Sociology Women’s and Gender Studies MINOR Social and Economic Justice PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Orange County Rape Crisis Center Student U Compass Center for Women and Families

MAJORS Psychology Dramatic Art MINOR Spanish for the Professions PRIMARY SERVICE TIES UNC Dance Marathon Ebony Readers/Onyx Theatre (EROT) Minority Advisory Program

Michelle Bandklayder

Ashley Beale

MAJOR Business Administration PRIMARY SERVICE TIES APPLES Service-Learning program Helping Paws

MAJOR Chemistry MINOR Biology PRIMARY SERVICE TIES American Red Cross Office of Undergraduate Research UNC Hospitals

Miami, Florida

Fort Mitchell, Kentucky

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina

Greensboro, North Carolina

Binghamton, New York

Miami, Florida

Minhaj Baqai

Raleigh, North Carolina

Aidan Berry

MAJOR Business Administration MINORS Arabic Hindi-Urdu PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Helping Hands Muslim Students Association UNC Hospitals

Boone, North Carolina MAJORS Biology Psychology MINOR Spanish for the Professions PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Alpha Epsilon Delta Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle UNC Hospitals

Lindsey Bargelt Washington, D.C.

MAJORS Environmental Sciences Biology PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Campus Y Carolina Campus Community Garden Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC)

Sarah Barger Atlanta, Georgia

When asked by the senior class what program made the most impact on my time at Carolina, the answer was easy: the Buckley Public Service Scholars program.”

MAJORS Psychology American Studies MINOR Medical Anthropology PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Kappa Delta Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Outreach Committee Holi Moli

Hannah Afify

My experience in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program has enabled me to work with a diverse group of people and organizations here in North Carolina and around the world.” Amelia Ahern

Cary, North Carolina

Madiha Bhatti

High Point, North Carolina MAJORS English Biology MINOR Women’s and Gender Studies PRIMARY SERVICE TIES APPLES Service-Learning program Carolina Center for Public Service UNC Hospitals

Mary Bitler

Raleigh, North Carolina MAJOR Psychology MINORS Chemistry Hispanic Studies PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Alpha Chi Omega Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle Women’s Club Lacrosse

The Buckley Public Service Scholars program offers a unique gateway to incredible opportunities and networks on campus. Through BPSS I received the Thomas James Scholarship to attend a 28-day North Carolina Outward Bound course in backpacking, white water canoeing and climbing over the summer of 2011 that was a pivotal, life-changing experience for which I am eternally grateful.” Sarah Barger

High Point, North Carolina

Katelyn Blanchard Hobbsville, North Carolina MAJOR Environmental Studies MINORS Medical Anthropology Public Policy PRIMARY SERVICE TIES The Arc of Orange County Phi Beta Chi UNC Hospitals

Benjamin Blue Dunn, North Carolina

MAJOR History MINOR Social and Economic Justice PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Carolina Men Advocating for Learning, Empowerment and Success (Carolina MALES) Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Residence Hall Association (RHA)

Viviana Bonilla-Lopez San Juan, Puerto Rico

MAJOR Journalism and Mass Communication MINOR Entrepreneurship PRIMARY SERVICE TIES APPLES Service-Learning program Campus Y Campus Y - Rethink: Psychiatric Illness

Natalie Borrego Miami, Florida

MAJORS Political Science Global Studies MINOR Chinese PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Amnesty International Campus Y Carolina Latina/o Collaborative

Kelly Boyd

Hickory, North Carolina MAJOR Chemistry MINORS Biology Music PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Musical Empowerment Scholars’ Latino Initiative UNC Hospitals

Michelle Brant Baldwin, New York

MAJORS Journalism and Mass Communication Economics PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools PanHellenic Sororities TABLE

2014 Graduate Profiles

2014 Graduate Profiles

MAJOR Exercise and Sport Science MINOR Chemistry PRIMARY SERVICE TIES APPLES Service-Learning program Inter-Faith Council for Social Services

MAJORS Psychology Geography PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Carol Woods Retirement Community Phi Beta Chi Students for Students International

Kiara Aranda

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Sarah Broadwell

Kathleen Burch

Emily Bushman

MAJOR Elementary Education PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Orange County Schools Play Street Soccer and Kicking Across Carolina UNC Chapel Hill Wesley Campus Ministry

MAJORS Political Science Global Studies MINOR French PRIMARY SERVICE TIES APPLES Service-Learning program Newman Catholic Student Center Parish Sigma Alpha Iota - Iota Tau

MAJORS Political Science Peace, War and Defense MINOR History PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Alpha Delta Pi Burch Field Research Seminars Camp Kesem

Hannah Burris

Carsyn Butler

MAJOR Psychology MINOR Speech and Hearing Sciences PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Habitat for Humanity Playworks Durham Center for Aphasia and Related Disorders

MAJORS Communication Studies Psychology PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Alpha Delta Pi The Center on Secondary Education for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (CSESA) Let’s Be Friends! Play Group

Wendell, North Carolina

Kaitlyn Brobst

Wilmington, North Carolina MAJORS Biology Chemistry PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Carolina Vibe Dance Team Global Brigades North Carolina Children’s Hospital

Schara Brooks

Boone, North Carolina

Concord, North Carolina

Forest City, North Carolina

MAJOR Anthropology PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Blue Ribbon Mentoring Student U UNC Hospitals

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Jesse Crayle

MAJOR Biology PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Muslim Students Association Pakistani Student Association

MAJOR Nursing PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Association of Nursing Students Emergency Medical Service UNC Hospitals

Shalini Chudasama

Meredith Corn

MAJORS Chemistry Psychology MINOR Biology PRIMARY SERVICE TIES UNC Chemistry Department UNC Honor Court UNC Hospitals

MAJOR Business Administration MINOR Chemistry PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Campus Y - Mujeres Avanzanda hacia Nuevas Oportunidades (MANO) Nourish International UNITAS

MAJOR Biology MINORS Chemistry Spanish for the Professions PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Care for AIDS Uhuru Child UNC Hospitals

Kevin Claybren

Lisa Couper

MAJOR Women’s and Gender Studies MINOR Sexuality Studies PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program UNC-CH Gender Non-Specific Housing Coalition LGBTQ Center UNC-Chapel Hill

MAJOR Environmental Sciences MINOR Mathematical Decision Sciences PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Carolina Campus Community Garden Special Olympics Student U

Caroline Conner

Jennifer Craven

MAJOR Psychology MINOR Social and Economic Justice PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Campus Y - Project HEAL Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Ronald McDonald House

MAJOR Economics MINOR Chemistry PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Delta Delta Sigma Pre-Dental Honor Society Girls on the Run of the Triangle North Carolina Missions of Mercy

Detroit, Michigan

Charlotte, North Carolina

Neelesh Dewan

Holton James Dunville

MAJORS Global Studies Interdisciplinary Studies PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Eve Carson Scholarship Alpha Chi Omega Compass Center for Women and Families

MAJOR Biology MINOR Chemistry PRIMARY SERVICE TIES APPLES Service-Learning program Scholars’ Latino Initiative UNC Hospitals

Elizabeth Davis

Elke-Esmeralda Dikoume

MAJOR Biology MINORS Business Administration Chemistry PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Carolina Pediatric Attention, Love and Support (CPALS) Global Medical Training Habitat for Humanity

MAJOR History MINOR Spanish for the Professions PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Campus Y - Project Literacy Global Medical Training UNC Hospitals

MAJORS Global Studies Peace, War and Defense MINOR Social and Economic Justice PRIMARY SERVICE TIES AIESEC Chapel Hill Peer Health Advocates Scholars’ Latino Initiative

Statesville, North Carolina

Advance, North Carolina

Viviana Bonilla-Lopez

New York, New York

Charlotte, North Carolina

Katherine Dyer

Charlotte, North Carolina MAJOR Exercise and Sport Science MINOR Coaching Education PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Alpha Chi Omega APPLES Service-Learning program UNC Hospitals

Smithfield, North Carolina

Mebane, North Carolina

Canton, North Carolina

Christopher Cunningham Chapel Hill, North Carolina

MAJORS Psychology Exercise and Sport Science MINOR Chemistry PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Association for Carolina Emergency Response and Injury Prevention (ACERIP) South Orange Rescue Squad Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina

BPSS has provided a structure within which to develop service into a well-rounded experience and become a better leader.” Ashley Beale

MAJORS Chemistry Exercise and Sport Science PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Campus Y - Best Buddies Habitat for Humanity Campus Y - Mujeres Avanzanda hacia Nuevas Oportunidades (MANO)

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Tanisha Edwards

Kenan Ender

Olivia Eskew

MAJORS Political Science Journalism and Mass Communication PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Office of Undergraduate Admissions Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Campus Y

MAJORS Global Studies Geography MINOR Social and Economic Justice PRIMARY SERVICE TIES APPLES Service-Learning program Buckley Public Service Scholars program Habitat for Humanity

MAJOR Biology MINORS Environmental Science and Studies Chemistry PRIMARY SERVICE TIES APPLES Service-Learning program Office of the Dean of Students Uhuru Child

Keia Faison

Christopher Felix

Akilah Ffriend

MAJOR Biology MINOR Chemistry PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. APPLES Service-Learning program UNC Hospitals

MAJOR Biology MINORS Music Chemistry PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Office of Undergraduate Admissions UNC Dance Marathon UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

MAJOR Health Policy and Management PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Order of the Bell Tower RISE Leadership Academy

Fayetteville, North Carolina

Mandy Eidson

Raleigh, North Carolina

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Atlanta, Georgia

MAJOR English MINORS Comparative Literature Philosophy PRIMARY SERVICE TIES APPLES Service-Learning program Durham Parks and Recreation Schoolhouse of Wonder

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Durham, North Carolina

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Being a Buckley Public Service Scholar has been an enriching experience in which I have questioned my own values and the importance of service in my life. It has exposed me to an amazing host of causes, people and organizations and allowed me to find my vocation.”

Mint Hill, North Carolina

Davidson, North Carolina

Kathryn Cook

Raleigh, North Carolina

Elizabeth Davis

Hope Davis

Rabiah Choudhary Asheboro, North Carolina

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Uniontown, Pennsylvania

The BPSS program has enabled me to reach more concrete goals with my public service. Skills training such as grant writing and working with children will be very important in my future work as I endeavor to start a nonprofit to provide orthotic services for those of all ages in disparaged areas throughout the world. BPSS has made my time at UNC more meaningful than if I had solely focused on the academic and social aspects of my life.” Katherine Dyer

Bronx, New York

2014 Graduate Profiles

2014 Graduate Profiles

Greensboro, North Carolina

Grayslake, Illinois

Christopher Flesher

Lauren Forbes

Nora Fritz

Courtney Harriott

Phillip Healy

Anne Holmes

MAJORS Business Administration Economics MINOR Hispanic Studies PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Campus Y - Carolina Microfinance Initiative Club de Madrid Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA

MAJOR Biology MINOR Chemistry PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation North Carolina Children’s Hospital UNC Hospitals

MAJORS Global Studies Romance Languages (Spanish) MINOR Medical Anthropology PRIMARY SERVICE TIES APPLES Service-Learning program Buckley Public Service Scholars program Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools

MAJOR Biology MINOR Chemistry PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Delta Delta Sigma Pre-Dental Honor Society Department of Biology UNC Hospitals

MAJOR Public Policy MINORS Philosophy, Politics and Economics Chemistry PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Campus Community Garden North Carolina State Government Twin Rivers YMCA

MAJOR Psychology PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Alpha Chi Omega Building Tomorrow Tramping Club

Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Camden, North Carolina

Cary, North Carolina

Brooke Foster

Randleman, North Carolina

Cary, North Carolina

William Gerhard

Elizabeth Greenberg

Kelsey Gustaveson

MAJOR Biology MINOR Chemistry PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Center for Global Initiatives Gillings School of Global Public Health UNC Hospitals

MAJORS English Romance Languages (Spanish) PRIMARY SERVICE TIES APPLES Service-Learning program Kappa Delta UNC Writing Center

MAJORS Environmental Health Sciences Psychology PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Carolina Pediatric Attention, Love and Support (CPALS) Lutheran Campus Ministry UNC Hospitals

Elizabeth Goslin

Laura Grier

Arthur Guyton

MAJOR Anthropology MINORS Biology Social and Economic Justice PRIMARY SERVICE TIES UNC Dance Marathon Vaccine Ambassadors

MAJOR Environmental Studies MINOR French PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Campus Y Human Rights Center Nourish International

MAJOR Economics MINOR Entrepreneurship PRIMARY SERVICE TIES APPLES Service-Learning program Spanish Reading Partners UNC Peer Tutors

Matthews, North Carolina

Chicago, Illinois

Atlanta, Georgia

Charlotte, North Carolina

Boone, North Carolina

Memphis, Tennessee

Joël Hage

Shyra Hall

Alexandra Hammer

MAJOR Global Studies MINOR Arabic PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Office of Undergraduate Admissions Campus Y Campus Y - Mujeres Avanzanda hacia Nuevas Oportunidades (MANO)

MAJOR Management and Society MINOR Social and Economic Justice PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. North Carolina Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities Residence Hall Association (RHA)

MAJORS Political Science Psychology PRIMARY SERVICE TIES American Red Cross Campus Recreation Launch

Julia Hah

Samantha Halle

MAJORS Romance Languages (Spanish) English PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Carolina Language Partnership Mezcla Magazine UNC Lens

MAJORS Journalism and Mass Communication Public Policy PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Camp Kesem Comfort Zone Camp Order of the Bell Tower

Greensboro, North Carolina

Fayetteville, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina

Cary, North Carolina

Richmond, Virginia

Stefan Hansen

Winston-Salem, North Carolina MAJOR Religious Studies MINOR Chemistry PRIMARY SERVICE TIES The Arc of Orange County Extraordinary Ventures Pi Kappa Phi

New Bern, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina

Nariman Heikal Raleigh, North Carolina

MAJOR Global Studies MINOR Medical Anthropology PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Bonner Leaders Program Campus Y - Helping Youth by Providing Enrichment (HYPE) Refugee Community Partnership (RCP)

Grant Heskamp

Elise Hopkins

West Hartford, Connecticut MAJORS Communication Studies Global Studies MINOR Linguistics PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools UNC Dance Marathon Unified Theater

Kristina Hsieh

Gaithersburg, Maryland

MAJOR Public Policy MINOR Business Administration PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Campus Y Extraordinary Ventures

MAJOR Exercise and Sport Science MINORS Chemistry Chinese PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Bridge II Sports Carolina Leadership Development UNC Dance Marathon

Liz Hawryluk

David Hill

Gwen Hwarng

MAJOR Political Science MINOR Social and Economic Justice PRIMARY SERVICE TIES A Ban Against Neglect Amnesty International APPLES Service-Learning program

MAJOR Exercise and Sport Science PRIMARY SERVICE TIES APPLES Service-Learning program SafeWalk UNC Hospitals

MAJOR Nutrition MINOR Chemistry PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Campus Y North Carolina Fellows UNC Hospitals

MAJOR Journalism and Mass Communication MINORS Spanish for the Professions Education PRIMARY SERVICE TIES APPLES Service-Learning program Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools UNC Dance Marathon

Green Bay, Wisconsin

Kathleen Hayes

Wilmington, North Carolina MAJORS Business Administration Journalism and Mass Communication PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Newman Catholic Student Center Parish Strive for College Students for Students International

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Adriana Iturbide Rodriguez Charlotte, North Carolina

MAJOR Psychology PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Delta Delta Sigma Pre-Dental Honor Society Scholars’ Latino Initiative

Charlotte, North Carolina

Singapore

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Madeleine Hindenlang Croton-on-Hudson, New York

MAJOR Environmental Health Sciences MINOR Biology PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Carolina Campus Community Garden Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC) UNC Hospitals

BPSS has helped me think of service as a multifaceted approach and has helped me change the way that I view service. The transitive meaning of service must shift towards a more collaborative, holistic approach.” Nariman Heikal

Because of public service, I gained a clearer picture about what I wanted to do after my undergraduate experience.” William Gerhard

BPSS has given me a clearer vision of the goals that I have for myself. While I have recognized the importance of service, I have also realized the value of active citizenship. My experience has encouraged me to pursue a career that lets me use the skills I have learned at Carolina to work toward effecting change. I hope to continue to make service an integral part of my career and daily life while working toward being as socially conscious as possible about what is going on in the world around me.” Olivia Hart

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The experiential education that I gained from APPLES courses and skills trainings complemented my community involvement and encouraged me to take a more active and inclusive role. I was able to determine the best way that I could make a difference in such a diverse community.” Anne Holmes

2014 Graduate Profiles

2014 Graduate Profiles

MAJOR Biology MINOR Chemistry PRIMARY SERVICE TIES North Carolina Missions of Mercy UNC Habitat for Humanity UNC Minority Association of Pre-Health Students

Olivia Hart

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LaShawn Hart

Reidsville, North Carolina

MAJOR Nursing PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Casa Jackson Relay For Life UNC Hospitals

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Winston-Salem, North Carolina

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Suzanne Jasmine

Katherine Johnston

Allen Jones

MAJOR Psychology MINORS Spanish for the Professions Social and Economic Justice PRIMARY SERVICE TIES UNC General Alumni Association Human Rights Center University Career Services Career Peers

MAJOR English MINORS Religious Studies History PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Farmer FoodShare Pi Beta Phi UNC-CH Equestrian Team

MAJOR Sociology MINORS Social and Economic Justice Afro-American Studies PRIMARY SERVICE TIES UNC Admissions Ambassadors North Carolina Renaissance Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

Carolyn Jeffries

Melanie Johnston

Daniel Jourdan

Concord, North Carolina

MAJORS Political Science Economics MINOR Education PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Morehead-Cain Foundation Teach For America Town of Chapel Hill

Jessica Jenkins

Greensboro, North Carolina MAJORS Psychology Sociology MINOR Hispanic Studies PRIMARY SERVICE TIES APPLES Service-Learning program Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Teach For America

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MAJORS Psychology Exercise and Sport Science PRIMARY SERVICE TIES American Red Cross Community Connections Program Student Reading Partners

Niaisha Johnston

Durham, North Carolina MAJOR Biology MINORS Chemistry History PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Durham Medic One Foundation Samaritan Health Center Rex UNC Health Care

Lampasas, Texas

MAJOR Psychology MINORS Classical Humanities Women’s and Gender Studies PRIMARY SERVICE TIES APPLES Service-Learning program Circle K Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc.

Lauren Kowadlo

MAJORS Political Science Contemporary European Studies MINOR Education PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools UNC Dance Marathon The Supplemental Instruction Program

MAJOR Biology MINORS Chemistry French PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Alpha Epsilon Delta Coach for College UNC Hospitals

MAJOR Nursing PRIMARY SERVICE TIES The Learning Center UNC Accessibility Resources & Service UNC Hospitals

Joseph Konstanzer

Savan Kothadia

MAJOR Psychology MINOR Anthropology PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Alpha Phi Omega Club Nova Freedom House

MAJOR Health Policy and Management MINOR Chemistry PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Campus Y - Advocates for Grassroots Development in Uganda (AGRADU) Student Global Health Committee UNC Bhangra Elite

Marietta, Georgia

Statesville, North Carolina

Being a part of BPSS has allowed me to be more reflective in my service. It has caused me to take time to contemplate how my service has impacted others and how it has impacted my own life.” Kelsey Gustaveson

Alexis Leca

Meredith Lewis

MAJORS Global Studies Geography PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Campus Y STAND Students for a Democratic Society

MAJOR Psychology PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Orange County Rape Crisis Center Ronald McDonald House

Jonathan Laprade

Shelby, North Carolina

MAJOR Biology MINORS Chemistry Music PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Global Medical Training Residential Services, Inc. UNC Hospitals

Fairview, North Carolina

Charlotte, North Carolina

Katherine Krantz

Chapel Hill, North Carolina MAJOR Journalism and Mass Communication MINOR Medical Anthropology PRIMARY SERVICE TIES UNC Dance Marathon Building Tomorrow UNC Chapel Hill UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Jasmine Kreig Seattle, Washington

MAJORS Environmental Sciences Mathematics MINOR Art History PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Carolina Tiger Rescue Students for Students International Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

Alex Ledbetter

Greenville, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina

Jiwon Lim

MAJOR Biology MINOR Chemistry PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Global Medical Training New Student and Carolina Parent Programs UNC Hospitals

MAJORS Classics Chemistry MINOR Biology PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Buckley Public Service Scholars program Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Parkwood Volunteer Fire Department

Molly Laux

Janice Lee

Cary, North Carolina

Hetali Lodaya

MAJORS Chemistry Biology PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Office of Undergraduate Admissions Carolina Pediatric Attention, Love and Support (CPALS) UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

MAJOR Biology MINORS Chemistry Anthropology PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Global Medical Training Korea University Anam Hospital UNC Hospitals

Chapel Hill, North Carolina MAJORS Chemistry Public Policy PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Office of Undergraduate Admissions Breakthrough Collaborative Campus Y

Rebecca Lee

Ceewin Louder

MAJOR Biology MINORS Spanish for the Professions Medical Anthropology PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Campus Y - Mujeres Avanzanda hacia Nuevas Oportunidades (MANO) Musical Empowerment UNC Hospitals

MAJORS Psychology Biology PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Episcopal Campus Ministry North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences UNC Hospitals

Westport, Connecticut

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Josephine Kooijman

Charlotte, North Carolina

Sean Langberg

Nicole Lawing

Avery Keese

Butner, North Carolina

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Wilmington, North Carolina

Aulander, North Carolina

MAJORS Biology Psychology MINOR Chemistry PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Alpha Epsilon Delta Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools UNC Hospitals

Nguyen Huynh An Le Raleigh, North Carolina

Fayetteville, North Carolina

MAJORS Environmental Sciences Biology MINOR Hispanic Studies PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Communiversity Youth Program Habitat for Humanity Students for Students International

Kernersville, North Carolina MAJORS Biology Music PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Carolina Choir Delta Delta Sigma Pre-Dental Honor Society UNC Hospitals

Raleigh, North Carolina

Samantha Luu

Kernersville, North Carolina MAJORS Global Studies Anthropology PRIMARY SERVICE TIES APPLES Service-Learning program Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC) UNC Club Gymnastics

The students I worked with during my four years at UNC taught me how to participate in a democracy, resist unjust policies and work toward long-term change.” Sean Langberg

2014 Graduate Profiles

2014 Graduate Profiles

Pasadena, California

Charlotte, North Carolina

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Yvonne Nguyen

Kendall Nicosia-Rusin

MAJOR Information Science MINORS Spanish for the Professions Dramatic Art PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Buckley Public Service Scholars program Morehead Planetarium and Science Center

MAJORS Environmental Health Sciences Biology MINOR Anthropology PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Church World Service GlobeMed UNC-CH Health Occupations Students of America

MAJOR Philosophy PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory Laboratory Penn Lab Residence Hall Association (RHA)

Blake O’Connor

Anneke Oppewal

Lisa Owusu-Antwiwaah

MAJOR Business Administration PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Delta Sigma Pi Dozen Doughnut Dash

MAJOR Public Policy PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Las Guapitas Roosevelt Institute

Mary Margaret Mills

Taylor Moore

Conor O’Neill

MAJORS Psychology Romance Languages (Spanish) PRIMARY SERVICE TIES A Helping Hand APPLES Service-Learning program Student U

MAJOR Psychology MINOR Anthropology PRIMARY SERVICE TIES APPLES Service-Learning program Office for Minority Affairs Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Davidson, North Carolina

Emily Ott

MAJORS Elementary Education Psychology PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Orange County Schools Special Olympics Students Helping Honduras

MAJORS Environmental Health Sciences Biology MINOR Chemistry PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC) UNC Hospitals

Pinehurst, North Carolina

Alexa Oyague

MAJOR Political Science MINORS Education History PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Orange County Habitat for Humanity Students for Education Reform UNC Newman Catholic Student Center Parish

MAJOR Health Policy and Management MINOR Chemistry PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools UNC Dance Marathon Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC)

MAJORS Business Administration Economics PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Children’s Miracle Network UNC Dance Marathon TABLE

Anna Ollinger

Katie Overbey

MAJORS Linguistics Romance Languages (Spanish) MINOR Speech and Hearing Sciences PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Autism Outreach Campus Y - Best Buddies Extraordinary Ventures

MAJOR Environmental Sciences MINOR Geography PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Epsilon Eta Environmental Honors Fraternity One Act Relay For Life

Cape May, New Jersey

Kelly McDermott

Orlando Mendoza

Alexandra Montaner

MAJOR Exercise and Sport Science MINOR Chemistry PRIMARY SERVICE TIES UNC Dance Marathon Newman Catholic Student Center Parish UNC Hospitals

MAJOR Anthropology PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Three Rivers Autism Outreach Youth Service America

MAJOR Exercise and Sport Science MINOR Biology PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Campus Recreation UNC Dance Marathon UNC Hospitals

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Devyn McDonald

Pleasant Garden, North Carolina MAJORS Journalism and Mass Communication Political Science PRIMARY SERVICE TIES The Daily Tar Heel Kay Hagan for U.S. Senate Special Olympics North Carolina

Timothy McEachran Hickory, North Carolina

MAJORS Sociology Religious Studies PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Project Guanajuato Student Mentoring and Research Teams (SMART) program

Ellen Mcknight Atlanta, Georgia

MAJORS Psychology Romance Languages (French) MINOR Social and Economic Justice PRIMARY SERVICE TIES UNC-CH International Justice Mission Mental Health Association of Montgomery County Mission to the World

Pasco, Washington

Matthew Meyers Atlanta, Georgia

MAJOR Nutrition PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle Gillings School of Global Public Health GoMeals!

Jessica Milbern

Fayetteville, North Carolina MAJOR Journalism and Mass Communication MINOR Korean PRIMARY SERVICE TIES American Red Cross Frank Porter Graham Elementary Campus Y - Technology Without Borders

Salisbury, North Carolina

Pooja Mohanty

Renee Montpetit Cary, North Carolina

MAJORS Journalism and Mass Communication Psychology PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Camp Kesem UNC Dance Marathon Kappa Kappa Gamma

Robert Mook

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Advance, North Carolina

Paula Muñoz Sarasota, Florida

Athens, Georgia

MAJORS Biology Psychology MINOR Spanish for the Professions PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Hindu Yuva UNC Hospitals UNC School of Medicine

MAJOR Nutrition MINOR Chemistry PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Office of Undergraduate Admissions UNC Dance Marathon Scholars’ Latino Initiative

Hoang My Huu Nguyen

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Tampa, Florida

Barrington, Illinois

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Yorktown, Virginia

Jennifer Neal

Hinson Neville

Ivy Palas

Emily Palmer

MAJOR Biology PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children Kappa Delta UNC Hospitals

MAJORS Biology Psychology MINOR Chemistry PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Adapted Aquatics North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center River City Clinic

MAJORS Economics Political Science MINOR Entrepreneurship PRIMARY SERVICE TIES North Carolina House of Representatives Student Government

MAJOR Biology MINOR Spanish for the Professions PRIMARY SERVICE TIES A Helping Hand Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools UNC Hospitals

MAJORS Journalism and Mass Communication Global Studies MINOR Creative Writing PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Carolina Week Covenant Gives Back First Look

Daranee Nasongkhla Queens, New York

MAJOR Global Studies MINOR Medical Anthropology PRIMARY SERVICE TIES APPLES Service-Learning program Campus Y - Helping Youth by Providing Enrichment (HYPE) UNC Hospitals

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

Julia Nething

Timothy McEachran

Irene Newman

Charlottesville, Virginia

Orlando, Florida

MAJOR Peace, War and Defense MINORS Computer Science Russian Culture PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools UNC Dance Marathon Girls on the Run

My time as a Buckley Public Service Scholar and the experiences that came with it have been the most influential part in why I am going into the field of education. Not only have I been able to find out what I am most passionate about, but I have also learned about the importance of connecting to a community and working together throughout the process. The BPSS program gave me a breadth of opportunities in the education field and allowed me to understand how to truly be a public servant.”

Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina

MAJORS Peace, War and Defense American Studies MINOR Creative Writing PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Ben Hair Just Swim for Life Foundation One Act Project Dinah

At Carolina, I have explored education through direct, organizational and policy-oriented public service. I taught in the Mississippi Delta, mentored at McDougle Middle School, and tutored in math and science at Seawell Elementary School and Lakewood Montessori. Organizationally, I planned campus panels with Students for Education Reform and conferences with the Roosevelt Institute. I learned to navigate the spheres of research, policy, and practice as a policy major and a national leader in the Roosevelt Institute.” Blake O’Connor

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MAJOR Women’s and Gender Studies PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Carolina United UNC Siren

Logan Nail

Greensboro, North Carolina

Hollis, New Hampshire

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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Cary, North Carolina

Belmont, North Carolina

Asheville, North Carolina

Durham, North Carolina

Greenville, North Carolina

Centerport, New York

The program has provided a platform for me to become more active in public service during my time in college.” Sarah Pruteanu-Malinici

2014 Graduate Profiles

2014 Graduate Profiles

Brittany Newman-Eckert

Kelsey Pan

Emily Pelehach

Caroline Porter

MAJORS Nutrition Romance Languages (Spanish) MINOR Chemistry PRIMARY SERVICE TIES UNC Admissions Ambassadors Alpha Epsilon Delta Relay For Life

MAJORS Psychology Sociology PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Alpha Phi Omega American Cancer Society APPLES Service-Learning program

MAJOR Psychology MINORS Hispanic Studies Medical Anthropology PRIMARY SERVICE TIES APPLES Service-Learning program Department of Biology Volunteers For Youth

Marietta, Georgia

Oak Ridge, North Carolina

Myrna Perez

Neal Patel

Claire Powers

Tampa, Florida

Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte, North Carolina

MAJOR Health Policy and Management MINOR Chemistry PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Blue Ribbon Mentoring Campus Y Community Empowerment Fund

MAJORS Business Administration Economics PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Undergraduate Business Symposium UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Student Government

Nikita Patel

MAJOR Business Administration PRIMARY SERVICE TIES UNC Dance Marathon Habitat for Humanity Ronald McDonald House

Tyson Presnell

MAJOR Health Policy and Management MINOR Geography PRIMARY SERVICE TIES APPLES Service-Learning program Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research UNC Center for AIDS Research

MAJOR Nutrition MINOR Chemistry PRIMARY SERVICE TIES UNC Dance Marathon Sangam Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC)

MAJOR Psychology MINOR Business Administration PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle UNC Dance Marathon Heels to Coast

Grace Peter

Taylor Price

Pooja Patel

MAJOR Biology MINOR Social and Economic Justice PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Campus Y Carolina Leadership Development Order of the Bell Tower

MAJOR Environmental Studies MINOR Geography PRIMARY SERVICE TIES APPLES Service-Learning program Preconception Peer Educators UNC General Alumni Association

Samantha Pfotenhauer

Sarah Pruteanu-Malinici

MAJOR Environmental Studies MINOR Marine Sciences PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Carolina Campus Community Garden Campus Y - Carolina Microfinance Initiative North Carolina Botanical Garden

MAJORS Biology Psychology MINOR Chemistry PRIMARY SERVICE TIES A Helping Hand GlobeMed at UNC UNC Hospitals

Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina

Cary, North Carolina MAJORS Chemistry Romance Languages (Spanish) PRIMARY SERVICE TIES American Red Cross The Arc of Orange County UNC Hospitals

Sheila Patel

Roanoke, Virginia

Tempe, Arizona

Cary, North Carolina MAJOR Health Policy and Management MINOR Social and Economic Justice PRIMARY SERVICE TIES APPLES Service-Learning program Gillings School of Global Public Health Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC)

Apex, North Carolina

Portia Polk

Vishalee Patel

Lenzie Purcell

Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte, North Carolina

Burlington, North Carolina

MAJORS Anthropology Peace, War and Defense PRIMARY SERVICE TIES APPLES Service-Learning program Campus Y Covenant Gives Back

MAJOR Health Policy and Management PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Residence Hall Association (RHA) UNC Global Brigades UNC Honor Court

MAJORS Communication Studies English MINOR Creative Writing PRIMARY SERVICE TIES The Arc of Orange County UNC General Alumni Association UNC Visitors’ Center

Sheev Patidar

Plymouth, North Carolina MAJORS Business Administration Economics PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Campus Y - Carolina Microfinance Initiative Excelling Through Mentorship UNC Habitat for Humanity

I have learned that community service is much more than an extracurricular activity; it is a way of thinking and living.” Kelsey Pan

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Julia Ramos

Sara Robinson

Ashley Roy

MAJORS Biology Women’s and Gender Studies PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Campus Y One Act UNC Volunteer Doula Service

MAJOR Chemistry MINOR Biology PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Alpha Phi Omega Ronald McDonald House UNC Hospitals

Nabila Ratani

Kristen Rosano

MAJOR Psychology MINORS Spanish for the Professions Chemistry PRIMARY SERVICE TIES APPLES Service-Learning program Buckley Public Service Scholars program International Student Volunteers

MAJORS Nursing Biology MINOR Chemistry PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Carolina Pediatric Attention, Love and Support (CPALS) UNC Hospitals

MAJORS Biology Political Science MINOR Chemistry PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Campus Y Habitat for Humanity UNC Hospitals

Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina

Fallston, Maryland

Asheville, North Carolina

Rockville, Maryland

Kiaira Reed

Elizabeth Rossitch

North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Concord, North Carolina

MAJOR Psychology PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Glenwood Elementary School North Carolina Children’s Hospital UNC Hospitals

MAJOR Nutrition MINOR Chemistry PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Parkwood Volunteer Fire Department Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC) UNC Hospitals

Brittany Reeves

Archdale, North Carolina

Christopher Rota

MAJOR Biology MINOR Chemistry PRIMARY SERVICE TIES APPLES Service-Learning program Order of the Bell Tower Student Government

Apex, North Carolina

Neal Patel

Sharessa Royster Oxford, North Carolina

MAJOR Psychology MINORS Entrepreneurship Social and Economic Justice PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Minority Student Recruitment Committee YMCA - Boomerang National PanHellenic Council

Matthew Ryan Cary, North Carolina

MAJORS Biology Geography MINOR Chemistry PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Carolina Language Partnership Covenant-Achieve Pre-Health Society Student United Way of UNC Chapel Hill

MAJORS Biology Economics MINOR Chemistry PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Campus Y Orange County Family Resource Center UNC Habitat for Humanity

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Lauren Salvia

Courtney Sanford

Juliana Saracino

MAJORS Political Science Communication Studies MINOR Dramatic Art PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Campus Y Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Orange County Animal Services

MAJORS Biostatistics Environmental Sciences MINOR Entrepreneurship PRIMARY SERVICE TIES APPLES Service-Learning program Carolina Center for Public Service Habitat for Humanity

MAJOR Global Studies MINORS Sexuality Studies Medical Anthropology PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Compass Center for Women and Families Musical Empowerment United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Megan Salvia

Gautam Sanka

Ann Scavone

MAJORS Business Administration Communication Studies MINOR Spanish for the Professions PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Campus Y Orange County Animal Services UNC Chapel Hill Wesley Campus Ministry

MAJOR Computer Science MINOR Chemistry PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Campus Y - Carolina Microfinance Initiative Community Empowerment Fund Nourish International

MAJOR Health Policy and Management MINOR Chemistry PRIMARY SERVICE TIES International Service Learning Parkwood Volunteer Fire Department UNC Hospitals

Charlotte, North Carolina

Marietta, Georgia

Charlotte, North Carolina

Morrisville, North Carolina

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The Buckley Public Service Scholars program kept me in touch with reality by providing an insight into the true struggles of everyday Americans. One particular experience I will always remember is when a soldier with PTSD broke down right in front me after having a difficult time adjusting back to his life after spending four years in Afghanistan. There is so much happening in the world that we students do not get to witness, and I believe the BPSS program bridges that gap.”

Hendersonville, North Carolina

The BPSS program has afforded me a holistic understanding of service and its impact on both domestic and global communities. It offered an opportunity to not only engage in short-term direct service, but also to advocate for important issues, plan community awareness events and build genuine relationships. BPSS prompted me to cultivate leadership skills, self-confidence and an appreciative outlook. My service experience complemented my studies but most notably enriched my time at Carolina.” Juliana Saracino

Kinston, North Carolina

Houston, Texas

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Anna Perry

Cary, North Carolina

Cary, North Carolina

2014 Graduate Profiles

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Lauren Silver

Sheila Spence

MAJORS Geography Biology PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Campus Y - Best Buddies Nourish International Will Work for Food

MAJORS History Romance Languages (Spanish) PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Duke Homestead West Cabarrus YMCA

MAJORS English African, African American and Diaspora Studies PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Black Student Movement Blue Ribbon Mentoring Movement of Youth

Kyle Ann Sebastian

Katherine Simkins

Mary-Claire Spencer

MAJORS Political Science Public Policy MINOR Women’s and Gender Studies PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Compass Center for Women and Families Volunteers For Youth

MAJOR Psychology MINOR Anthropology PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Carolina Meadows Retirement Community Frank Porter Graham Elementary Morehead Planetarium and Science Center

MAJOR Sociology MINOR Social and Economic Justice PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Campus Y Carrboro Human Rights Center Durham Playworks

Marisa Segarra

Brynn Smith

Anna Spickard

MAJORS Exercise and Sport Science Romance Languages (Spanish) PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Campus Recreation UNC Dance Marathon Strive for College

MAJORS Psychology Romance Languages (Spanish) PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools PlayMakers Repertory Company TABLE

Savita Senthil

Hannah Smith

MAJOR Biology MINORS Medical Anthropology Entrepreneurship PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Campus Y - HOPE International Kappa Delta Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

MAJOR Chemistry MINOR Spanish for the Professions PRIMARY SERVICE TIES APPLES Service-Learning program UNC Dance Marathon North Carolina Children’s Hospital

MAJOR Health Policy and Management PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Order of the Bell Tower Samaritan Health Center Tar Heel Outreach Program

Blowing Rock, North Carolina

Concord, North Carolina

Elmhurst, Illinois

Greensboro, North Carolina

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West Hartford, Connecticut

Clemmons, North Carolina

Fremont, California

Cincinnati, Ohio

Kelsey Smith

Zainab Shams

Henrico, North Carolina

Charlotte, North Carolina

MAJORS Business Administration Communication Studies PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Phi Sigma Pi TABLE Vs. Cancer Foundation

MAJOR Psychology MINORS Chemistry Spanish for the Professions PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Carolina Covenant UNC Hospitals Unite for Sight

Lein Soltan

Rocky Mount, North Carolina

Farhana Shemna

MAJOR Biology MINORS Marine Sciences English PRIMARY SERVICE TIES American Red Cross Carolina Tiger Rescue North Carolina Renaissance

Raleigh, North Carolina

MAJOR Global Studies MINORS Medical Anthropology Hindi-Urdu PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Human Rights Center Muslim Students Association UNC Hospitals

Wendy Song

Summerfield, North Carolina

Britt Sikora

MAJOR Global Studies MINORS Chemistry Spanish for the Professions PRIMARY SERVICE TIES APPLES Service-Learning program Las Guapitas Residence Hall Association (RHA)

Hope Mills, North Carolina MAJOR Psychology MINOR Social and Economic Justice PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Office of Undergraduate Research Relay For Life

Camille Sowder

Chapel Hill, North Carolina MAJORS Psychology English PRIMARY SERVICE TIES APPLES Service-Learning program CET Vietnamese Studies and Service-Learning Relay For Life

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The program encouraged me to find an area that I feel passionately about and devote a large amount of my time to combating that issue. For me that meant health–so I found a free health clinic in Durham where I spent a large chunk of time once a week. This allowed me to learn about the health system as a whole as well as the health issues that affect Durham. I will use this knowledge as I move forward in the health-care world after graduation.” Hannah Smith

Fayetteville, North Carolina

Statesville, North Carolina

Nashville, Tennessee

Vishwajith Sridharan McLean, Virginia

MAJOR Chemistry PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Campus Y Community Empowerment Fund UNC Hospitals

Shannon Steel

Saint Petersburg, Florida MAJOR Geography MINOR Biology PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Student Government Student Sierra Coalition UNC Disability Office

Anna Sturkey

Charlotte, North Carolina MAJOR Political Science MINOR Public Policy PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Campus Conversation on Sexual Assault Task Force Helping Advocates for Violence Ending Now (HAVEN) program Office of Student Conduct Attorney General’s Staff

Shelby Sugierski Denver, North Carolina

MAJORS Economics Public Policy MINOR Philosophy, Politics and Economics PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Book Harvest Covenant Gives Back Carolina Experience Enrichment Scholarship

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Abigail Terkeltoub

Simone Trotman

Cheyenne Turner

MAJOR Biology MINOR Chemistry PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Order of the Bell Tower Tar Heel Outreach Program UNC Hospitals

MAJOR Psychology MINOR Afro-American Studies PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. MEDworld UNC Hospitals

MAJOR Psychology MINOR Afro-American Studies PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Black Student Movement Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Glenwood Elementary School

Georgia Titcomb

Samantha Tulenko

Priscilla Tutu

MAJORS Biology Studio Art MINOR Chemistry PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Iracambi Atlantic Rainforest Research and Conservation Center UNC Hospitals World Teach

MAJOR Environmental Health Sciences MINORS Chemistry Biology PRIMARY SERVICE TIES International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh UNC Hospitals

MAJORS Psychology Romance Languages (Italian) MINOR Medical Anthropology PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Italian Club The Organization for African Students Interests’ and Solidarity (O.A.S.I.S.) UNC Hospitals

Julie Uffelman

Carlisle Uhlman

Rachel Uhlman

MAJOR Business Administration PRIMARY SERVICE TIES APPLES Service-Learning program Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Newman Catholic Student Center Parish

MAJORS Public Policy Romance Languages (Spanish) MINOR Entrepreneurship PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Frank Porter Graham Elementary Habitat for Humanity Social Entrepreneur Corps

MAJOR Psychology MINOR Spanish for the Professions PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Community Empowerment Fund Latino/a Kappa Delta TEDxUNC

Wilmington, North Carolina

Hickory, North Carolina

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Asheville, North Carolina

Kathleen Ughetta Chatham, New Jersey

Cary, North Carolina

Wake Forest, North Carolina

Madison, New Jersey

Raleigh, North Carolina

Madison, New Jersey

Avani Uppalapati Cary, North Carolina

MAJOR Global Studies MINORS Spanish for the Professions Social and Economic Justice PRIMARY SERVICE TIES A Helping Hand Inter-Faith Council for Social Services UNC Hospitals

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Summerville, South Carolina

MAJORS Public Policy English PRIMARY SERVICE TIES A Drink For Tomorrow Office of Undergraduate Admissions UNC Honor Court

Margaret VanDeusen

Rick Vavolizza

Neha Vennekkat

MAJORS Women’s and Gender Studies Anthropology PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Campus Y - HOPE Gardens North Carolina Fellows Girl Scouts

MAJOR Nutrition MINOR Chemistry PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Office of Undergraduate Admissions Autism Outreach National Society of Collegiate Scholars

MAJOR Health Policy and Management PRIMARY SERVICE TIES UNC General Alumni Association North Carolina Prevention Partners UNC Hospitals

Baltimore, Maryland

Rye Brook, New York

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Emma Seagle

Charlotte, North Carolina

Madhulika Vulimiri Morrisville, North Carolina

MAJOR Health Policy and Management PRIMARY SERVICE TIES APPLES Service-Learning program Cadence All-Female A Cappella Campus Y

Participation in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program has guided my service work during my time at UNC and helped put my volunteer experiences into perspective. Through APPLES courses, skills trainings and volunteer opportunities, I have come to understand how I can craft a future career oriented around service to others.” Samantha Tulenko

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David Warner

Devin White

Zoe Wolszon

MAJORS Biology Anthropology MINOR Chemistry PRIMARY SERVICE TIES APPLES Service-Learning program Living-Learning Community - Service and Leadership Unite for Sight

MAJOR Music PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Marching Tar Heels Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs

MAJOR Applied Science PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Campus Y South Orange Rescue Squad Office of Undergraduate Admissions Ambassadors Program

Nicole Welsh

MAJORS Information Science Journalism and Mass Communication MINOR Entrepreneurship PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Carolina Creates The Daily Tar Heel Lutheran Campus Ministry

Red Lion, Pennsylvania

Matthews, North Carolina

2014 Graduate Profiles

MAJORS Anthropology Peace, War and Defense MINOR Social and Economic Justice PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Campus Y Carolina Women’s Center

Laura Wert

Greensboro, North Carolina MAJOR Nursing PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Alpha Phi Omega The Arc of Orange County Association of Nursing Students

Charlotte, North Carolina

Margrethe Williams Cary, North Carolina

Kate Wilson

Charlotte, North Carolina MAJOR Exercise and Sport Science MINOR Chemistry PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Exercise and Sport Science TABLE UNC Hospitals

Austin, Texas

Caitlin Wood

Wake Forest, North Carolina MAJORS Psychology Romance Languages (Spanish) PRIMARY SERVICE TIES SMART Mentoring program UNC Hospitals United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Lindsay Wright

Wilmington, North Carolina MAJOR Psychology PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Office of the Dean of Students Honors Carolina Orange County Rape Crisis Center

Hope Wolf

Yiwen Wu

MAJOR Chemistry MINOR Biology PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Biology Tutoring Program Easing Abroad Students Entry (EASE) North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation

MAJOR Biology MINORS Spanish for the Professions Medical Anthropology PRIMARY SERVICE TIES A Helping Hand APPLES Service-Learning program Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools

Linda Yang

Amberli Young

Chenxi Yu

MAJOR Environmental Health Sciences MINORS Chinese Chemistry PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Campus Y Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC) TABLE

MAJOR Environmental Sciences MINORS Chemistry Geography PRIMARY SERVICE TIES APPLES Service-Learning program Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools UNC Sustainability Office

MAJORS Mathematical Decision Sciences Economics MINOR Entrepreneurship PRIMARY SERVICE TIE TEDxUNC

Caroline White

Charlotte, North Carolina MAJORS Global Studies Psychology PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Alpha Chi Omega Buckley Public Service Scholars program Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools

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Raleigh, North Carolina

Alekhya Yechoor Cary, North Carolina

MAJOR Nutrition MINOR Chemistry PRIMARY SERVICE TIES Cystic Fibrosis Foundation UNC Hospitals United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

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BPSS has changed how I view service and has greatly enhanced my experience here at UNC. I have formed countless relationships with members of this community, and I have participated in various opportunities that would not have been possible without my participation in this program.” Caitlin Wood

Albemarle, North Carolina

Charlotte, North Carolina

Cary, North Carolina

Zhuzhou, China

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We are grateful to these organizations where this year’s graduates performed the majority of their service. A Ban Against Neglect A Drink For Tomorrow A Helping Hand Active Minds at Carolina Adapted Aquatics AIESEC Chapel Hill Alpha Chi Omega Alpha Delta Pi Alpha Epsilon Delta Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Alpha Phi Omega American Cancer Society American Red Cross Amnesty International APPLES Service-Learning program Association for Carolina Emergency Response and Injury Prevention (ACERIP) Association of Nursing Students Autism Outreach Ben Hair Just Swim for Life Foundation Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle Biology Tutoring Program Black Student Movement Blue Ribbon Mentoring Bonner Leaders Program Book Harvest Breakthrough Collaborative Bridge II Sports Building Tomorrow Burch Field Research Seminars Cadence All-Female A Cappella Camp Kesem Campus Community Garden Campus Conversation on Sexual Assault Task Force Campus Recreation Campus Y Campus Y - Advocates for Grassroots Development in Uganda (AGRADU) Campus Y - Best Buddies Campus Y - Carolina Microfinance Initiative Campus Y - Helping Youth by Providing Enrichment (HYPE) Campus Y - HOPE Gardens Campus Y - HOPE International Campus Y - Mujeres Avanzanda hacia Nuevas Oportunidades (MANO) Campus Y - Project HEAL Campus Y - Project Literacy Campus Y - Rethink: Psychiatric Illness Campus Y - Technology Without Borders Care for AIDS Carol Woods Retirement Community Carolina Athletic Association Carolina Campus Community Garden Carolina Choir Carolina Covenant Carolina Creates Carolina Experience Enrichment Scholarship Carolina Friends School Carolina Language Partnership Carolina Latina/o Collaborative Carolina Leadership Development Carolina Meadows Retirement Community Carolina Men Advocating for Learning, Empowerment and Success (Carolina MALES) Carolina Pediatric Attention, Love and Support (CPALS)

Carolina Tiger Rescue Carolina United Carolina Vibe Dance Team Carolina Week Carolina Women’s Center Casa Jackson Center for Aphasia and Related Disorders Center for Global Initiatives Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research CET Vietnamese Studies and ServiceLearning Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA Children’s Miracle Network Church World Service Circle K Club de Madrid Club Nova Coach for College Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory Laboratory Comfort Zone Camp Community Connections Program Community Empowerment Fund Communiversity Youth Program Compass Center for Women and Families Covenant Gives Back Covenant-Achieve Pre-Health Society Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Delta Delta Sigma Pre-Dental Honor Society Delta Sigma Pi Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Department of Biology Dozen Doughnut Dash Duke Homestead Durham County Youth Home Durham Medic One Foundation Durham Parks and Recreation Durham Playworks Easing Abroad Students Entry (EASE) Ebony Readers/Onyx Theatre (EROT) Emergency Medical Service Engineers Without Borders Episcopal Campus Ministry Epsilon Eta Environmental Honors Fraternity Eve Carson Scholarship Excelling Through Mentorship Exercise and Sport Science Extraordinary Ventures Farmer FoodShare First Look Food and Water Watch Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children Frank Porter Graham Elementary Freedom House Gillings School of Global Public Health Girl Scouts Girls on the Run Glenwood Elementary School Global Brigades Global Medical Training GlobeMed GoMeals! Habitat for Humanity Heels to Coast Helping Advocates for Violence Ending Now (HAVEN) program

Helping Hands Helping Paws Hindu Yuva Holi Moli Honors Carolina Human Rights Center of Carrboro and Chapel Hill iLead Nigeria Summer Immersion Program Inter-Faith Council for Social Services International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh International Service Learning International Student Volunteers Iracambi Atlantic Rainforest Research and Conservation Center Italian Club Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Kappa Delta Kappa Kappa Gamma Kay Hagan for U.S. Senate Korea University Anam Hospital Las Guapitas Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/ Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. Launch Let’s Be Friends! Play Group LGBTQ Center UNC-Chapel Hill Living-Learning Community - Service and Leadership Lutheran Campus Ministry Macon Early College High School Marching Tar Heels MEDworld Mental Health Association of Montgomery County Mezcla Magazine Minority Advisory Program Minority Student Recruitment Committee Mission to the World Morehead Planetarium and Science Center Morehead-Cain Foundation Movement of Youth Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Outreach Committee Musical Empowerment Muslim Students Association National PanHellenic Council National Society of Collegiate Scholars New Schools Project New Student and Carolina Parent Programs Newman Catholic Student Center Parish North Carolina Botanical Garden North Carolina Children’s Hospital North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation North Carolina Fellows North Carolina House of Representatives North Carolina Missions of Mercy North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences North Carolina Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities North Carolina Prevention Partners North Carolina Renaissance North Carolina State Government North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center Nourish International Office for Minority Affairs

Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs Office of Student Conduct Attorney General’s Staff Office of the Dean of Students Office of Undergraduate Admissions Ambassadors Program Office of Undergraduate Research Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. One Act Operation Building Courage Orange County Animal Services Orange County Family Resource Center Orange County Rape Crisis Center Orange County Schools Order of the Bell Tower Pakistani Student Association PanHellenic Sororities Parkwood Volunteer Fire Department Peer Health Advocates Penn Lab Phi Beta Chi Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Phi Sigma Pi Pi Beta Phi Pi Kappa Phi Play Street Soccer and Kicking Across Carolina PlayMakers Repertory Company Playworks Durham Preconception Peer Educators Presbyterian Campus Ministry Project Dinah Project Guanajuato Refugee Community Partnership (RCP) Relay For Life Residence Hall Association (RHA) Residential Services, Inc. Rex UNC Health Care RISE Leadership Academy River City Clinic Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program Ronald McDonald House Roosevelt Institute SafeWalk Samaritan Health Center Sangam Scholars’ Latino Initiative Schoolhouse of Wonder Sigma Alpha Iota - Iota Tau Social Entrepreneur Corps South Orange Rescue Squad Spanish Reading Partners Special Olympics North Carolina STAND Strive for College Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC) Student Global Health Committee Student Government Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC) Student Mentoring and Research Teams (SMART) program Student Reading Partners Student Sierra Coalition Student U Student United Way of UNC Chapel Hill Students for a Democratic Society Students for Education Reform Students for Students International Students Helping Honduras

TABLE Tar Heel Outreach Program Teach For America TEDxUNC The Arc of Orange County The Center on Secondary Education for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (CSESA) The Daily Tar Heel The Learning Center The Organization for African Students Interests’ and Solidarity (O.A.S.I.S.) The Supplemental Instruction Program Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc. Three Rivers Autism Outreach Town of Chapel Hill Tramping Club Twin Rivers YMCA Uhuru Child UNC Accessibility Resources & Service UNC Admissions Ambassadors UNC Bhangra Elite UNC Center for AIDS Research UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention UNC Chapel Hill Wesley Campus Ministry UNC Chemistry Department UNC Club Gymnastics UNC Dance Marathon UNC Disability Office UNC General Alumni Association UNC Global Brigades UNC Habitat for Humanity UNC Honor Court UNC Hospitals UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School UNC Lens UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center UNC Minority Association of Pre-Health Students UNC Peer Tutors UNC School of Medicine UNC Siren UNC Sustainability Office UNC Visitors’ Center UNC Volunteer Doula Service UNC Writing Center UNC-CH Equestrian Team UNC-CH Gender Non-Specific Housing Coalition UNC-CH Health Occupations Students of America UNC-CH International Justice Mission Undergraduate Business Symposium Unified Theater UNITAS Unite for Sight United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) University Career Services Career Peers Vaccine Ambassadors Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Volunteers For Youth Vs. Cancer Foundation West Cabarrus YMCA Will Work for Food Women’s Club Lacrosse World Teach YMCA - Boomerang Youth Service America Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

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Buckley Public Service Scholars 2014 graduation bulletin