Public Service News 7/17/2017

The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) publishes the Public Service News to keep students, faculty, staff and community members up-to-date on current public service resources, programs and volunteer opportunities. For more information on CCPS, visit us online at ccps.unc.edu/. Follow us on Twitter at UNCServes or join us on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill to learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

APPLES fall course volunteers
First-Year Service Corps applications

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Student Action with Farmworkers internship

EVENTS & MEETINGS

2017 Engagement Scholarship Consortium conference

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

8/21 – Good Neighbor Initiative seeks student volunteers
Fall baseball and girls volleyball coaches needed
Festifall seeks volunteers
Volunteers needed for Tar Heel Downtown
Volunteer and hang-out in the Edible Campus Garden

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

 APPLES fall course volunteers

Requests for APPLES Service-Learning course fall volunteers are open through Aug. 4. APPLES course volunteers serve 30 hours during the semester from September to December. Community partners can request volunteers through the APPLES Partner Portal. For questions, contact Becca Bender.

First-Year Service Corps

The First-Year Service Corps (FYSC) is a unique opportunity for selected students to come together with faculty and staff throughout the year to deepen their academic and practical experience in public service during their time at Carolina. First-year students and transfer students in their first year at Carolina who are enrolled in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program are eligible to participate in the First-Year Service Corps. Applications for the 2017-2018 FYSC open July 15 and close Sept. 1. Apply online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. For more information, contact BPSS.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Student Action with Farmworkers internship

Spend the school year interning at Student Action with Farmworkers’ (SAF) office learning about the farmworker justice movement and gaining nonprofit leadership skills. Interns work approximately 10 hours per week, increase SAF’s capacity to train farmworker youth, build advocacy and organizing campaigns, and increase SAF communications. Benefits include a $2,400 scholarship, three day-long trainings and more. For details and an application, visit Student Action with Farmworkers.

EVENTS & MEETINGS

2017 Engagement Scholarship Consortium conference

Registration is open for the 8th annual Engagement Scholarship Consortium (ESC) conference to be held in Birmingham, Alabama with pre-conference sessions Sept. 24 – 25 and the main conference on Sept. 26 – 27. The conference theme is This is Engagement: Best Practices in Community-Engaged Scholarship. Discounts for early registration end Aug. 17. For conference program information and to register, visit Engagement Scholarship Consortium.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

8/21 – Good Neighbor Initiative seeks student volunteers

The Good Neighbor Initiative (GNI), a collaboration of The Jackson Center and The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life and Community Involvement, promotes better living experiences in Chapel Hill neighborhoods where students and non-students live in close proximity to each other. GNI seeks volunteers for this year’s Door-to-Door Walk, Monday, Aug. 21 and the Neighborhood Block Party, Thursday, Sept. 14. To volunteer, complete the Good Neighbor Initiative volunteer form. For more information, contact Sofie or Aaron.

Fall baseball and girls volleyball coaches needed

Carrboro Recreation & Parks needs coaches for fall baseball and girls volleyball. Fall baseball coaches organize practices and interact with players (6-12 years old), parents and recreation staff. Coaches also teach proper playing skills and fundamentals, sportsmanship and provide an enjoyable atmosphere at practices and games. Girls volleyball teams practice two times per week, with games once a week starting late-August through mid-October. Volleyball players are 10 – 13 years old. For more information, call 919-918-7376 or contact Craig Wolfe.

Festifall seeks volunteers

The Town of Chapel Hill seeks volunteers for its 45th annual Festifall, noon – 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1. Festifall Arts Festival is a unique opportunity for the community, art enthusiasts and artists to interact in a vibrant market of handmade artworks and live performances. Event monitors are needed to help with vendor set up, kid zones, entertainment and more. To volunteer, sign up using the special events volunteer registration form.

Volunteers needed for Tar Heel Downtown

The Town of Chapel Hill is looking for volunteers for Tar Heel Downtown, a family-friendly event centered around 140 West Plaza on West Franklin Street that highlights the University and downtown business district. This year’s event is 6 – 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1. Event monitors are needed to help with vendor set up and break down. Volunteers can sign up using the special events volunteer registration form.

Volunteer and hang-out in the Edible Campus Garden

Edible Campus UNC invites volunteers to the new Edible Campus Garden, between Davis Library and the ATM, Thursdays 4 – 6 p.m. Get your hands dirty planting, watering, weeding, harvesting and snacking, of course. Stick around afterward to relax, chat and reconnect. Volunteers gather the first Thursday, immediately following the weekly Edible Evenings — a time to hang out, collaborate, groove to live music and share delicious local food. For questions, contact Laura Mindlin.

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CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

The Carolina Center for Public Service (wccps.unc.edu) features the latest information about the APPLES Service-LearningBuckley Public Service Scholars, and Faculty Engaged Scholars programs as well as details about Public Service Awards and Fellowships. You can also read stories of Carolina students, faculty and staff who are making a difference. The Carolina Center for Public Service: Connecting Carolina and Communities – be sure to bookmark the site. Learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement. Visit us online, follow us on Twitter at UNCServes or join us today on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill.

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

Whenever disasters strike – in North Carolina, the United States or around the world – Carolina students, faculty and staff immediately ask, “What can we do to help?” If you are aware of disaster response or recovery efforts being coordinated on campus that you would like listed on this page, send an email to CCPS.

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) publishes the Public Service News to keep students, faculty, staff and community members up-to-date on current public service resources, programs and volunteer opportunities. For more info on CCPS, please visit http://ccps.unc.edu. If you are involved in public service and would like to post an announcement, fill out our online request at http://ccps.unc.edu/news-events/public-service-news-listserv/next-weeks-listserv/. The deadline for inclusion is 5 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to Monday publication. The Public Service News is published only when class is in session, once per week during the academic year and bi-weekly during the summer sessions. To unsubscribe, click here or, send a blank email to leave-34847996-76489955.07b7484471051a00b41b3bf1990b60eb@listserv.unc.edu. Thank you.

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Public Service News 7/3/2017

The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) publishes the Public Service News to keep students, faculty, staff and community members up-to-date on current public service resources, programs and volunteer opportunities. For more information on CCPS, visit us online at ccps.unc.edu/. Follow us on Twitter at UNCServes or join us on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill to learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

7/14 – Service-Learning Initiative

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Student Action with Farmworkers internship

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteer with Food for the Summer
Welcome Baby Family Resource Center seeks volunteers
Volunteer meal delivery drivers needed
Help TABLE feed children
North Carolina Child Advocacy Network

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

7/14 – SERVICE-LEARNING INITIATIVE

Applications are open for APPLES Service-Learning Initiative. This is a three-day experience Aug. 16-18 for incoming first-year students to learn about service-learning in the local community. Students get to know other incoming Tar Heels, learn about APPLES and service-learning at UNC and explore ways to get involved in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro community. Applications are accepted online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal until July 14.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

INTERXED

Spend the school year interning at Student Action with Farmworkers’ (SAF) office learning about the farmworker justice movement and gaining nonprofit leadership skills. Interns work approximately 10 hours per week, increase SAF’s capacity to train farmworker youth, build advocacy and organizing campaigns, and increase SAF communications. Benefits include a $2,400 scholarship, three day-long trainings and more. For details and an application, visit Student Action with Farmworkers.

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

VOLUNTEER WITH FOOD FOR THE SUMMER

Food for the Summer provides lunch for children at meal sites throughout Chapel Hill and Carrboro during the summer. Volunteers are needed to distribute food from June 12 to Aug. 25. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, visit Food for the Summer.

WELCOME BABY FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

Welcome Baby Family Resource Center in Durham needs volunteers to sort and hang donated clothes, provide child care and perform office duties. A flexible schedule is available weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Volunteers must complete an application, pass a background check (if providing childcare), and attend an interview and orientation session. For details, contact Mae McLendon or call 919-560-7340.

VOLUNTEER MEAL DELIVERY DRIVERS NEEDED

Meals on Wheels of Durham delivers meals to seniors throughout Durham County. This opportunity is more than a meal – it’s a friendly smile, hello and well-check visit – which may be the only personal contact that senior will receive that day. Volunteers are needed as delivery drivers. It takes less than two hours to deliver a route weekday mornings. If interested, contact Annette or call 919-667-9424.

HELP TABLE FEED CHILDREN

TABLE provides healthy food to hungry Chapel Hill and Carrboro children every week. TABLE continues its school-year weekend meal backpack program through Summer TABLE. Volunteers are needed to deliver weekly bags of fresh produce and healthy nonperishables to children in summer school, summer camp and door-to-door in low-income apartment complexes. Learn more about TABLE volunteer opportunities at TABLE. Sign up online to volunteer.

NORTH CAROLINA CHILD ADVOCACY NETWORK

NC Child launched the Child Advocacy Network (CAN) to leverage the strength of organizations and individuals who care about North Carolina’s children by building a strong network that spans the state. Membership is free and is open to individuals and organizations. Become a member by completing the membership form and specifying issue areas of interested.

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CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

The Carolina Center for Public Service (wccps.unc.edu) features the latest information about the APPLES Service-Learning, Buckley Public Service Scholars, and Faculty Engaged Scholars programs as well as details about Public Service Awards and Fellowships. You can also read stories of Carolina students, faculty and staff who are making a difference. The Carolina Center for Public Service: Connecting Carolina and Communities – be sure to bookmark the site. Learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement. Visit us online, follow us on Twitter at UNCServes or join us today on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill.

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

Whenever disasters strike – in North Carolina, the United States or around the world – Carolina students, faculty and staff immediately ask, “What can we do to help?” If you are aware of disaster response or recovery efforts being coordinated on campus that you would like listed on this page, send an email to CCPS.

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) publishes the Public Service News to keep students, faculty, staff and community members up-to-date on current public service resources, programs and volunteer opportunities. For more info on CCPS, please visit http://ccps.unc.edu. If you are involved in public service and would like to post an announcement, fill out our online request at http://ccps.unc.edu/news-events/public-service-news-listserv/next-weeks-listserv/. The deadline for inclusion is 5 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to Monday publication. The Public Service News is published only when class is in session, once per week during the academic year and bi-weekly during the summer sessions. To unsubscribe, click here or, send a blank email to leave-34847996-76489955.07b7484471051a00b41b3bf1990b60eb@listserv.unc.edu. Thank you.

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Ami Patel goes outward bound to build leadership skills

WAmi Patel Outward Bound 2017hen Ami Patel ’18, APPLES Service-Learning president, agreed to spend four days in the North Carolina wilderness with fellow Tar Heels during a North Carolina Outward Bound experience, she didn’t realize how much the outdoors would challenge her. After four days of dehydrated meals and no bath, three nights sleeping on the ground in a sleeping bag (one night sleeping in a cave) and 89 mosquito bites later, she says she would do it all again.

“When my friends and family asked me what I would be doing during this four-day Outward Bound program, I consistently ended with a shrug of the shoulders saying it won’t be that bad,” Patel said. “While I was not wrong, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I could not have imagined the challenges I would face within those few days; physical challenges, mental challenges and emotional challenges.”

Each year, the Carolina Center for Public Service sends UNC student leaders to the North Carolina Outward Bound School in the Blue Ridge Mountains where they work together on wilderness survival and grow as leaders. The 10 participants experienced backpacking, caving, mountaineering, rock climbing, rappelling and a ropes course.

Patel joined Stephen Buys, Student Government deputy chief of staff; Hope Gehle, SMART Mentoring co-chair; Laura Gerlach, Newman Center president; Simran Khadka, APPLES alternative fall break co-chair; Taylor Newsome, APPLES 2017 Outward Bound UNC student leadersexecutive committee member; Anna Silver, APPLES alternative fall break co-chair; Leah Simon, a Buckley Public Service Scholar and First-Year Service Corps participant; Courtney Staton, Campus Y co-president; and Zachary Walker, APO secretary and pledge master.

During the Outward Bound experience, these students were immersed in a wilderness environment while they learned more about their leadership roles on campus and about themselves. Outward Bound’s four pillars of physical fitness, self-reliance, craftsmanship and compassion were stressed through the different activities and tasks the students tackled each day.

“As I was struggling to complete the four-mile run on the last day of this experience, I recall a conversation with fellow participant Taylor Newsome during the last mile,” Patel explained. “In an effort to motivate her, as well as myself, I cheered that we could get through this last mile. Her response was simply, ‘well, we have to.’ This conversation summed up one of my takeaways from this experience: it is surprising what you can do when you don’t have a choice but to do it. The only way to join the rest of the group was to finish the run.”

During the course, Patel said one of the Outward Bound instructors suggested that four days doesn’t seem like enough time to make a change or allow students to feel different than the first day. At the end of the course, the instructor followed up on the comment saying she admired the students for proving her wrong. Patel agrees.

“I didn’t know many of my fellow participants before we travelled to the Pisgah National Forest together,” Patel said. “But it is clear that in just four days, this experience changed our outlook on life and service.”

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Brian Murdock and Jesse White join Board of Visitors

Brian Murdock

J. Brian Murdock

Jesse White

Dr. Jesse White Jr.

The Carolina Center for Public Service congratulates long-time supporters J. Brian Murdock of Charlotte and Dr. Jesse White Jr. of Chapel Hill on being named to the UNC Board of Visitors.

In May the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of Trustees appointed a select group of alumni and friends to serve on the UNC Board of Visitors, one of the most active volunteer organizations at Carolina. They will begin their four-year terms on July 1, 2017. The 56 new members are part of an approximately 175-member board that actively assists the Board of Trustees and Chancellor in a range of activities advancing UNC-Chapel Hill. The members serve in career services, marketing, honor student recruitment, government relations and fundraising. Members also serve as ambassadors, informing their communities about issues important to Carolina, and, in turn, keep the UNC administration abreast of what they hear about Carolina in their communities.

New members chosen for UNC Board of Visitors

Murdock family supports students serving communities

When Brian Murdock ’99 and his wife Laura considered making a gift to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Carolina Center for Public Service was a natural choice. Murdock, who was recently appointed to the UNC Board of Visitors, has been connected to the Center since his first gift in 2005 and served on its outreach and development board beginning in 2008.

“Service has always been at the center of what my wife, Laura, and I are trying to accomplish in our day-to-day lives and to teach to our three young children,” Murdock said. “It’s so important to do everything we can to be actively involved in our communities and to contribute to improving the parts of society that may need some extra attention.”

Through multiple generations, the Murdock family has made a difference in the lives of others in myriad ways: family, faith, business and civic leadership, helping neighbors in need, volunteerism and philanthropy.

Brian, Laura and Grig Murdock“When the Carolina Center for Public Service approached us about making a gift and suggested that it support APPLES alternative break experiences, it made perfect sense to us,” Murdock said. “Helping a group of 10-12 students voluntarily spend their breaks investing time in the community is a great way to help address some of the pressing issues in our society while laying the groundwork for these students to make service a vital part of their identity for the rest of their lives.”

Murdock added that giving this gift in honor of his mother, Grig Kirk Murdock ’69, also seemed fitting. “My mother has lived her life in service of others through her family, her long career in healthcare and the volunteering she has done in schools, at church and for a variety of organizations,” Murdock explained. “She has been a great example to many of putting others first for the greater good.”

Launched in 1999, APPLES Service-Learning Alternative Breaks provide an avenue for students to engage in meaningful service experiences. Each year, approximately 200 students encounter and actively address a wide range of social concerns from health and the environment to poverty, homelessness, civil rights and disaster relief. Through partnerships created and sustained by ongoing projects, students gain an in-depth understanding of complex issues. They work alongside and in partnership with community stakeholders performing needed direct service and advocacy.

“Due to limited funding, we have to turn down more than half of the students who apply for alternative breaks,” said Becca Bender, program officer for student programs at the Carolina Center for Public Service. “For some experiences, we often accept less than a third of applicants. Interest and demand from communities in need are on the rise as well. With increased funding, new alternative break experiences could be implemented to address more need and serve in more communities.”

The Murdock Family Alternative Break Experience Fund will have an immediate impact and also create a legacy to provide life-changing experiences for students and for the people in the communities they serve. The Murdock family gift provides annual support for one alternative break for up to 12 students with a preference for experiences in areas or on issues related to health. Their gift also established an endowment which will sustain and grow opportunities for students to participate in alternative break experiences in perpetuity.

Murdock said, “Laura and I are excited about the impact this gift will have on our community and look forward to talking to students whose idea of service has been broadened and developed by this experience.”

For more information about alternative break experiences or providing financial support for these or other opportunities, contact Tricia Daisley at 919-843-2219.

Public Service News 6/19/ 2017

The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) publishes the Public Service News to keep students, faculty, staff and community members up-to-date on current public service resources, programs and volunteer opportunities. For more information on CCPS, visit us online at ccps.unc.edu/. Follow us on Twitter at UNCServes or join us on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill to learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement.

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OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

7/14 – Service-Learning Initiative

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Intern with Jaxxed

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteer with Food for the Summer
Welcome Baby Family Resource Center seeks volunteers
Volunteer meal delivery drivers needed
Help TABLE feed children
North Carolina Child Advocacy Network

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

7/14 – SERVICE-LEARNING INITIATIVE

Applications are open for APPLES Service-Learning Initiative. This is a three-day experience Aug. 16-18 for incoming first-year students to learn about service-learning in the local community. Students get to know other incoming Tar Heels, learn about APPLES and service-learning at UNC and explore ways to get involved in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro community. Applications are accepted online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal until July 14.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Intern with Jaxxed

Jaxxed, an online fashion accessories retailer and part of Harvard University’s Venture Incubation Program housed at the Harvard Innovation Lab, offers a variety of internships. Jaxxed team and internship opportunities include research, web design, marketing, design and manufacturing partnerships, curriculum specialist and career coach, or director of strategic partnerships. For details, contact Charles Smith by June 23.

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteer with Food for the Summer

Food for the Summer provides lunch for children at meal sites throughout Chapel Hill and Carrboro during the summer. Volunteers are needed to distribute food from June 12 to Aug. 25. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, visit Food for the Summer.

Welcome Baby Family Resource Center seeks volunteers

Welcome Baby Family Resource Center in Durham needs volunteers to sort and hang donated clothes, provide child care and perform office duties. A flexible schedule is available weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Volunteers must complete an application, pass a background check (if providing childcare), and attend an interview and orientation session. For details, contact Mae McLendon or call 919-560-7340.

Volunteer meal delivery drivers needed

Meals on Wheels of Durham delivers meals to seniors throughout Durham County. This opportunity is more than a meal – it’s a friendly smile, hello and well-check visit – which may be the only personal contact that senior will receive that day. Volunteers are needed as delivery drivers. It takes less than two hours to deliver a route weekday mornings. If interested, contact Annette or call 919-667-9424.

Help TABLE feed children

TABLE provides healthy food to hungry Chapel Hill and Carrboro children every week. TABLE continues its school-year weekend meal backpack program through Summer TABLE. Volunteers are needed to deliver weekly bags of fresh produce and healthy nonperishables to children in summer school, summer camp and door-to-door in low-income apartment complexes. Learn more about TABLE volunteer opportunities at TABLE. Sign up online to volunteer.

North Carolina Child Advocacy Network

NC Child launched the Child Advocacy Network (CAN) to leverage the strength of organizations and individuals who care about North Carolina’s children by building a strong network that spans the state. Membership is free and is open to individuals and organizations. Become a member by completing the membership form and specifying issue areas of interested.

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CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

The Carolina Center for Public Service (wccps.unc.edu) features the latest information about the APPLES Service-Learning, Buckley Public Service Scholars, and Faculty Engaged Scholars programs as well as details about Public Service Awards and Fellowships. You can also read stories of Carolina students, faculty and staff who are making a difference. The Carolina Center for Public Service: Connecting Carolina and Communities – be sure to bookmark the site. Learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement. Visit us online, follow us on Twitter at UNCServes or join us today on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill.

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

Whenever disasters strike – in North Carolina, the United States or around the world – Carolina students, faculty and staff immediately ask, “What can we do to help?” If you are aware of disaster response or recovery efforts being coordinated on campus that you would like listed on this page, send an email to CCPS.

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) publishes the Public Service News to keep students, faculty, staff and community members up-to-date on current public service resources, programs and volunteer opportunities. For more info on CCPS, please visit http://ccps.unc.edu. If you are involved in public service and would like to post an announcement, fill out our online request at http://ccps.unc.edu/news-events/public-service-news-listserv/next-weeks-listserv/. The deadline for inclusion is 5 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to Monday publication. The Public Service News is published only when class is in session, once per week during the academic year and bi-weekly during the summer sessions. To unsubscribe, click here or, send a blank email to leave-34847996-76489955.07b7484471051a00b41b3bf1990b60eb@listserv.unc.edu. Thank you.

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Public Service News 5/5/2017

The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) publishes the Public Service News to keep students, faculty, staff and community members up-to-date on current public service resources, programs and volunteer opportunities. For more information on CCPS, visit us online at ccps.unc.edu/. Follow us on Twitter at UNCServes or join us on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill to learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

6/6 – Community partner summer orientation
7/14 – Service-Learning Initiative

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

6/9 – September 11th Day of Service grants
NC Afterschool Corps

EVENTS & MEETINGS

6/6 – Carolina Blood Drive

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

6/23 – Special Olympics seeks volunteer swim coaches
East Durham Children’s Initiative summer camp
Rise Against Hunger orientation volunteers
Summer nutrition educator volunteer opportunity
Compeer volunteer program
Volunteer with Kidzu Children’s Museum
Volunteer tutors needed for Correctional Education Program

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

6/6 – COMMUNITY PARTNER SUMMER ORIENTATION

All organizations and staff new to APPLES Service-Learning are invited to the community partner orientation 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 6 at the Chapel Hill – Carrboro Chamber of Commerce conference room (104 South Estes Drive in Chapel Hill). Information includes an overview of service-learning, details about APPLES courses and internship programs, process and expectations of becoming a new community partner and how to use the APPLES Partner Portal. There is also an opportunity to connect with other organizations working in the community, so feel free to bring information to share. This orientation is also valuable for those who need a refresher on working with APPLES. Coffee and refreshments start at 9:15 a.m. Orientation begins at 9:30 a.m. Register by June 5. For questions, contact Becca Bender.

7/14 – SERVICE-LEARNING INITIATIVE

Applications are open for APPLES Service-Learning Initiative. This is a three-day experience Aug. 16-18 for incoming first-year students to learn about service-learning in the local community. Students get to know other incoming Tar Heels, learn about APPLES and service-learning at UNC and explore ways to get involved in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro community. Applications are accepted online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal until July 14.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

6/9 – SEPTEMBER 11TH DAY OF SERVICE GRANTS

Iowa Campus Compact offers the September 11th Day of Service grants funding to mobilize college students to engage in service activities that meet vital community needs and honor the sacrifice of those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, or who rose in service as a result of that tragedy. Iowa Campus Compact will award up to $120,000 to approximately 50 institutions of higher education to support their September 11 National Day of Service projects. Awards must be at least $1,000. Grant applications are due June 9.

7/21 – NC AFTERSCHOOL CORPS

AmeriCorps VISTA is accepting applications from graduating seniors and others to be part of the NC Afterschool Corps, a new AmeriCorps VISTA project. Individuals who are bilingual in Spanish and English are encouraged to apply. Learn more or apply by July 21.

EVENTS & MEETINGS

6/6 – CAROLINA BLOOD DRIVE

The Employee Forum invites the Carolina community to the 29th annual Carolina Blood Drive, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 6 at the Smith Center. Free parking is available. Walk-ins will be accepted the day of the drive, but appointments are strongly encouraged. Schedule an appointment by calling 800-733-2767 or visiting redcrossblood.org, enter sponsor code UNC. Presenting donors receive a free commemorative T-shirt and will enjoy food from several local vendors. For more information, visit blooddrive.web.unc.edu.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

6/23 – SPECIAL OLYMPICS SEEKS VOLUNTEER SWIM COACHES

Special Olympics Orange County seeks volunteer coaches for its summer swim program serving youth and adults. No experience is required. Practices are 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Tuesday or Thursday. The season is June 14 to Aug. 4 and the skill level is beginning through advanced, including non-swimmers and water aerobics. Contact Colleen Lanigan or call 919-968-2810 to register by June 23.

East Durham Children’s Initiative summer camp

East Durham Children’s Initiative (EDCI) needs volunteers for its camp classrooms this summer. Classroom volunteers assist and encourage third to fifth-grade students during their daily hands-on STEAM activities. Volunteer shifts are Monday to Friday 9:15 – 11:15 a.m. For more information or to sign up, visit ECDI Steam Summer Camp.

RISE AGAINST HUNGER ORIENTATION VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers are needed for Rise Against Hunger at orientation sessions. Volunteers earn hours while impacting and connecting with the newest members of UNC-Chapel Hill. Volunteers are needed throughout the summer orientation sessions. This year, only up to six volunteers for each packaging event can be accepted, so only sign up for the dates you know you will be able to attend. For questions, contact Julee Reitzel.

SUMMER NUTRITION EDUCATOR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

The No Kid Hungry NC/UNC SNAP-Ed Child Nutrition Project needs volunteers to provide nutrition education at summer nutrition program sites throughout Orange County. For more information, contact Jessica Soldavini.

COMPEER VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

Are you interested in combating the stigma associated with mental illness? Freedom House Recovery Center seeks volunteer companions for adults with a severe mental illness or an at-risk senior. Compeer volunteers help decrease isolation, loneliness and low self-esteem through friendship-type activities in the community with a Compeer friend – someone diagnosed with a mental illness. A minimum one-year commitment for one hour a week or four hours a month are required. For more information, contact Jasmine Carter.

VOLUNTEER WITH KIDZU CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

Kidzu Children’s Museum needs volunteers to help with its Kids in the Kitchen summer camp 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday the week of June 5. No previous experience is required. During camp, children ages 3-5 work with recipes, cooking tools and new tastes. For details, visit Kids in the Kitchen summer camp.

VOLUNTEER TUTORS NEEDED FOR CORRECTIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAM

UNC-Chapel Hill’s Correctional Education Program seeks volunteers to provide tutoring to students in prison taking college courses or preparing for GED tests. Volunteers assist in academic skill development, help with essay composition and review course materials. Tutoring sessions will be fully-supervised in a study hall environment.

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CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

The Carolina Center for Public Service (wccps.unc.edu) features the latest information about the APPLES Service-Learning, Buckley Public Service Scholars, and Faculty Engaged Scholars programs as well as details about Public Service Awards and Fellowships. You can also read stories of Carolina students, faculty and staff who are making a difference. The Carolina Center for Public Service: Connecting Carolina and Communities – be sure to bookmark the site. Learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement. Visit us online, follow us on Twitter at UNCServes or join us today on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill.

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

Whenever disasters strike – in North Carolina, the United States or around the world – Carolina students, faculty and staff immediately ask, “What can we do to help?” If you are aware of disaster response or recovery efforts being coordinated on campus that you would like listed on this page, send an email to CCPS.

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

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Community Engagement Fellow advocates for sexual violence survivors

UNC graduate student develops trauma informed care training for medical providers in partnership with the Orange County Rape Crisis Center

By Veronica Ortega

Community Engagement Fellow Anole HalperAnole Halper, a graduate student in social work and public health, knows that sexual violence traumatizes survivors and negatively impacts their health. Halper learned that lesson through volunteer work with the Orange County Rape Crisis Center. Halper also learned that often, survivors’ healthcare experiences can lead to re-traumatization.

For more than a year, Halper volunteered as a support group facilitator at the Orange County Rape Crisis Center (OCRCC), a 24-hour crisis helpline for survivors of sexual violence. It is through this work with sexual violence survivors that Halper saw the community’s need for a trauma-informed care (TIC) training program for healthcare providers. Trauma-informed care involves understanding the effects of trauma to better treat trauma survivors and results in improved healing outcomes.

“Survivors of sexual violence are more likely to have health problems down the line because of the trauma on the body and related stress,” said Halper. “Sometimes medical care can add to the survivor’s trauma and this can have long-lasting effects on survivors and their loved ones. OCRCC hears those stories and wants to help. Healthcare providers are interested, but they need someone to help understand the survivor’s point of view.”

In 2015, OCRCC helped more than 500 survivors through services such as advocacy and accompaniment, support groups, workshops and therapy referrals. The center also offers educational programs to raise awareness about sexual violence and teaches prevention skills to thousands of young adults in the community.

It was the community’s need for healthcare provider trauma care training that Halper identified while volunteering with OCRCC that led Halper to apply for a Community Engagement Fellowship with the Carolina Center for Public Service. The fellowship provides skill training in how to conduct research in partnership with a community organization as well as funding to support the partnership.

Halper also leveraged her academic and research training and drew from survivor testimony and insights from experts, providers and literature offering evidence-based strategies to develop the trauma-informed care training program.

As part of this research, a survivor consultant board was formed. Board participants highlighted previous negative healthcare experiences and identified areas for improvement. One board member said, “I was grateful to be able to express my frustrations on how I was treated and provide input on how my particular experiences could have been more helpful to me and not make me feel victimized, hopeless or hurt again.”

Halper said that this survivor perspective enhanced the TIC training. “An important aspect of the survivor consultant board was consulting with survivors of marginalized identities such as sexual, gender and racial minorities. We recognized how these survivors face additional barriers to quality healthcare and added the health disparities lens to the training.”

The healthcare provider’s voice was another crucial element in developing the training. To capture that perspective, Halper conducted a local healthcare provider survey. This survey, combined with feedback from the consultant board, revealed the importance of screening patients for trauma and identified triggers that can potentially remind survivors of the traumatic event.

“The TIC training aims to facilitate the survivor’s healing and help them rebuild a sense of control and empowerment,” Halper said. “It does this by ensuring providers have the right tools and knowledge when delivering treatment. The training will strengthen OCRCC’s system of mutual referrals so the center can confidently recommend providers to survivors and providers can recommend survivors to the center.”

With the TIC training in place, Halper hopes that strengthening the center’s ties with healthcare providers will foster a more sensitive and responsive trauma-informed environment in the healthcare system, resulting in a more constructive experience for survivors in the local community.

Public Service News 5/22/2017

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

6/6 – Community partner summer orientation
7/14 – Service-Learning Initiative

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

6/9 – September 11th Day of Service grants
NC Afterschool Corps

EVENTS & MEETINGS

6/6 – Carolina Blood Drive

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

6/23 – Special Olympics seeks volunteer swim coaches
Rise Against Hunger orientation volunteers
Summer nutrition educator volunteer opportunity
Compeer volunteer program

Volunteer with Kidzu Children’s Museum
Los Delfines Spanish Club
Volunteer tutors needed for Correctional Education Program

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

6/6 – Community partner summer orientation

All organizations and staff new to APPLES Service-Learning are invited to the community partner orientation 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 6 at the Chapel Hill – Carrboro Chamber of Commerce conference room (104 South Estes Drive in Chapel Hill). Information includes an overview of service-learning, details about APPLES courses and internship programs, process and expectations of becoming a new community partner and how to use the APPLES Partner Portal. There is also an opportunity to connect with other organizations working in the community, so feel free to bring information to share. This orientation is also valuable for those who need a refresher on working with APPLES. Coffee and refreshments start at 9:15 a.m. Orientation begins at 9:30 a.m. Register by June 5. For questions, contact Becca Bender.

7/14 – Service-Learning Initiative

Applications are open for APPLES Service-Learning Initiative. This is a three-day experience Aug. 16-18 for incoming first-year students to learn about service-learning in the local community. Students get to know other incoming Tar Heels, learn about APPLES and service-learning at UNC and explore ways to get involved in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro community. Applications are accepted online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal until July 14.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

6/9 – September 11th Day of Service grants

Iowa Campus Compact offers the September 11th Day of Service grants funding to mobilize college students to engage in service activities that meet vital community needs and honor the sacrifice of those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, or who rose in service as a result of that tragedy. Iowa Campus Compact will award up to $120,000 to approximately 50 institutions of higher education to support their September 11 National Day of Service projects. Awards must be at least $1,000. Grant applications are due June 9.

7/21 – NC Afterschool Corps

AmeriCorps VISTA is accepting applications from graduating seniors and others to be part of the NC Afterschool Corps, a new AmeriCorps VISTA project. Individuals who are bilingual in Spanish and English are encouraged to apply. Learn more or apply by July 21.

EVENTS & MEETINGS

6/6 – Carolina Blood Drive

The Employee Forum invites the Carolina community to the 29th annual Carolina Blood Drive, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 6 at the Smith Center. Free parking is available. Walk-ins will be accepted the day of the drive, but appointments are strongly encouraged. Schedule an appointment by calling 800-733-2767 or visiting redcrossblood.org, enter sponsor code UNC. Presenting donors receive a free commemorative T-shirt and will enjoy food from several local vendors. For more information, visit blooddrive.web.unc.edu.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

6/23 – Special Olympics seeks volunteer swim coaches

Special Olympics Orange County seeks volunteer coaches for its summer swim program serving youth and adults. No experience is required. Practices are 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Tuesday or Thursday. The season is June 14 to Aug. 4 and the skill level is beginning through advanced, including non-swimmers and water aerobics. Contact Colleen Lanigan or call 919-968-2810 to register by June 23.

Rise Against Hunger orientation volunteers

Volunteers are needed for Rise Against Hunger at orientation sessions. Volunteers earn hours while impacting and connecting with the newest members of UNC-Chapel Hill. Volunteers are needed throughout the summer orientation sessions. This year, only up to six volunteers for each packaging event can be accepted, so only sign up for the dates you know you will be able to attend. For questions, contact Julee Reitzel.

Summer nutrition educator volunteer opportunity

The No Kid Hungry NC/UNC SNAP-Ed Child Nutrition Project needs volunteers to provide nutrition education at summer nutrition program sites throughout Orange County. For more information, contact Jessica Soldavini.

Compeer volunteer program

Are you interested in combating the stigma associated with mental illness? Freedom House Recovery Center seeks volunteer companions for adults with a severe mental illness or an at-risk senior. Compeer volunteers help decrease isolation, loneliness and low self-esteem through friendship-type activities in the community with a Compeer friend – someone diagnosed with a mental illness. A minimum one-year commitment for one hour a week or four hours a month are required. For more information, contact Jasmine Carter.

Volunteer with Kidzu Children’s Museum

Kidzu Children’s Museum needs volunteers to help with its Kids in the Kitchen summer camp 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday the week of June 5. No previous experience is required. During camp, children ages 3-5 work with recipes, cooking tools and new tastes. For details, visit Kids in the Kitchen summer camp.

Volunteer tutors needed for Correctional Education Program

UNC-Chapel Hill’s Correctional Education Program seeks volunteers to provide tutoring to students in prison taking college courses or preparing for GED tests. Volunteers assist in academic skill development, help with essay composition and review course materials. Tutoring sessions will be fully-supervised in a study hall environment.

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CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

The Carolina Center for Public Service (wccps.unc.edu) features the latest information about the APPLES Service-Learning, Buckley Public Service Scholars, and Faculty Engaged Scholars programs as well as details about Public Service Awards and Fellowships. You can also read stories of Carolina students, faculty and staff who are making a difference. The Carolina Center for Public Service: Connecting Carolina and Communities – be sure to bookmark the site. Learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement. Visit us online, follow us on Twitter at UNCServes or join us today on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill.

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

Whenever disasters strike – in North Carolina, the United States or around the world – Carolina students, faculty and staff immediately ask, “What can we do to help?” If you are aware of disaster response or recovery efforts being coordinated on campus that you would like listed on this page, send an email to CCPS.

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Thirteenth class of UNC Buckley Public Service Scholars honored at graduation event


 
Chapel Hill, N.C. – Two hundred and fifty seniors, all who dedicated themselves to service during their time at UNC, will be honored as Buckley Public Service Scholars (BPSS) May 12 at a pre-graduation ceremony in Memorial Hall. All graduates will receive a Carolina blue and white cord to wear at commencement on May 14 to represent their achievement.

The Buckley Public Service Scholars program, part of the Carolina Center for Public Service, supports and strengthens Carolina students’ commitment to service by providing a framework to make a positive impact through service. BPSS participants build portfolios reflecting their learning and unique experiences throughout North Carolina, the nation and the world; connect to others who care about similar issues; and are involved in training and course work that make their service more effective. Launched in 2003, more than 10 percent of Carolina undergraduates are currently enrolled as BPSS participants, representing 49 out of 65 majors on campus. The 2017 class of Buckley Public Service Scholars represent 33 North Carolina counties, 22 other states and five other countries. The students being honored join the 2,167 past Buckley Public Service Scholars who have graduated since 2004, bringing the total number of scholars to 2,418.

Madeline Pliska 2017 Buckley Public Service Scholar“The Buckley Public Service Scholars program gave me an outlet for my love and passion for service,” said Madeline Pliska, a member of the 2017 graduating class. “It gave me a community of like-minded individuals to share my journey through Carolina with, and helped me continue to chase my personal belief that we, as humans, exist to help others.”

The 250 students graduating in the 2017 class of Buckley Public Service Scholars reported more than 109,000 hours of service. To receive formal recognition, BPSS participants must have a minimum grade-point average, document at least 300 hours of service, take one service-learning course, attend four skills-training workshops and complete a final reflection activity. Many of this year’s graduates surpassed these requirements; three students completed more than 1,000 hours of service and one student completed more than 2,000 hours of service.

Since its inception, 8,902 students have participated in the BPSS program, contributing 1.8 million hours of service. This year, participating students reported service with more than 1,000 organizations like Community Empowerment Fund, Refugee Support Center, Farmer FoodShare, Global Health Connections International and Carolina For The Kids. Of the hours reported by this year’s graduates, 70 percent primarily benefited North Carolina, 19 percent other states and 11 percent other countries.

“The 2017 Buckley Public Service Scholars play an important role in strengthening the culture of service and engagement at Carolina,” said Lynn Blanchard, director of the Carolina Center for Public Service. “These students uphold UNC’s commitment to campus-community partnership. I am certain they will carry these civic values with them after graduation and will continue to affect positive change in their communities.”

BPSS is supported through the Walter White Buckley Jr. Endowment. For more information about each Buckley Public Service Scholar, see the 2017 Buckley Public Service Scholars graduation bulletin.

2017 Buckley Public Service Scholar graduates by county, state and country:

Alamance County – Halie Ellinger, Grace Elizabeth Gunter, Elgin Yalin

Beaufort County – Hallie Jo French

Buncombe County – Marissa Brooke Cranford, Jeeun Noelle Lee, Abel Lomeli-Garcia, Oliana Luke, Nirja SutariaBurke County

Burke County – Sarah Katherine Long

Cabarrus County – Leah Baker, Priyenka Khatiwada, Leslie Moen, Gray Rodgers

Chatham County – Gloria Ashley Gaines, Kathryn Elisabeth Thomann

Cumberland County – Ashley Nicole Jenkins, Adrienne Lynn Than Maung, Ching Yi Ng, Rashiidah Richardson, Samantha Michelle G. Ty

Durham County – Vanessa Canuto, Jacqueline Ceron Hernandez, Elizabeth Ann Ferguson, Robin Lowe-Skillern, Esther Oluwatoni Madugu

Forsyth County – Leona Aisha Amosah, Hannah Angle, Akanksha Arora, Anna Davis Caudill, Achsah Renee Nicole Coleman, McKenzie Sean Folan, Hannah Kathryn Forbes, Kevin Davis Giff, Austin Dean Gragson, Lauren Grace Kent, Maleeha Mahmood Khan, Gustell A. Preston, Mishana Sturdivant*, Madison Elizabeth Watts, Mikala Ashlyn Whitaker

Granville County – Erin Nicole Welsh

Guilford County – Abena Adu-Nyako, Ronnie Armstrong Jr., Timber Grey Beeninga, Shira Pauline Chandler, Obinna Lucky Ejimofor, Amina Lawal Garba, Joshua Frazier Hanover, Matthew William Harris, Paige Hines, Sarah Carter Jessup, Kathleen Grace Kilmartin, Samantha Elise Link, Amy Katherine Lyon, Oscar August Menzer, Sydney Mitchell, Dhara Shah, Sarah Bethany Spiker*, Jason Urbano

Halifax County – Jaime Catherine DiLauro, Veronica Edmonds, Whitney Kay Edmonds

Haywood County – Kayla Joe Campbell

Henderson County – Luis Cristian Acosta, Kaitlyn Maddox

Hertford County – Casey D. Grant

Iredell County – Olivia Elizabeth Andretti*, Mary Kate Crawford, Lauren Rokavec Fotsch

Jackson County – Rose-Helen Xiuqing Graham

Johnston County – Nicholas James Gray Britt, Jonathan Taylor Wall

Lincoln County – Leslie Leung, Jade Loendorf

Mecklenburg County – Tia Andrade, Madison Ann Barnhart, Jacquelyn Beatty, Michael F. Caragher, Graham Collins, Elizabeth Anne Fleischer, Laura Wells Gill, Francesca Elena Maddy Gines, Kajal Rosy Grover, Phillip Montgomery Jester, HueyShan Lin, Elizabeth Matulis, Lucas Nielsen, Katherine Laine Nuccio, Jessica Rose O’Hara, Janki Rajendra Patel, Sarah Savannah Peters, Emily Reckard, Srilekhya Sure, Jayasri Vijay, Colleen J. Watson, Julia Elaine Whitfield, Morgan Zemaitis

Nash County – Carrie Lewis*

New Hanover County – Tirthna Savajibhai Badhiwala, Addie Humphrey, Audra Rose Killian, Emily Yvonne Milkes, Justine Orlovsky-Schnitzler, Alexis Worthington Shiro*, Katherine Marie Vaughn, Matthew Gray Wilson

Onslow County – Stephanie Nicole Wangerin

Orange County – Ranjitha Ananthan, Sarah Brooks, Carly Marie Collette, Hannah Stein Eichner, Anthony Kan, Amy Lee, Mary Eloise Pate, Kendell A. Silveira, Brooke Mackenzie Sobolewski, Enrique Toloza, Juliana Rae Wulforst, Maria Yao, Garrett Young-Wright, Lilly Alice Yuan

Pitt County – Kimberly Mewborn Keiter, Caitlin Mateer Seyfried, Jared Douglas Williams

Randolph County – Gemma Guadalupe Herrera, Abigail Martinez Jaimes, Jordan Caroline Jarrett

Robeson County – Sajan Y. Amin

Rowan County – Kaylyn Beatrice Pogson

Rutherford County – Lindsay Denise Barth

Stanly County – Lea Nicole Efird*

Union County – Jacqlyn Grilli, Vickie Erin Poulimenos

Vance County – Morgan Elizabeth Noel

Wake County – Kesha Acharya, Mahnoor Baloch, Morgan Lindsey Bush, Stephanie Ann-wei Chien, Kristen M. Chung, Youmna Elkamhawy*, Daniel Andrew Farrell,
Jessica Maria Ferrall, Taylor McKenly Fleming, Rachel Leigh Floyd, Dana Gentry, Nicole Gonzalez, Sara Heikal, Lauren Elizabeth Hitchings, Lindsey Holbrook, Taylor Rena Howard, Christopher Thomas Jadelis, Wendy Kally Ji, Hannah Louise Johnson, Benjamin Laird Hutton Jones, Sydney Grace Kalin, Colleen Kane, Isabella Hye Eun Kim, Maria Hye-Jin Kim*, Bryan Brinton Lester, Sian Li, Sydney Rowan Mark, Cherise Drusilla McManus, Caroline Nagy, Christine Keeyoon Nam, Meaghan Nazareth, Abigail Neal, Lauren Norris, Jordan Peterkin, Sarah Elizabeth Pupa, Pranavi Sanka, Aribah Masood Shah, Julia Shen, Rithi Sridhar, Elizabeth Stine, Christina Antonia Stone, Laurel Anne Sykes, Kiera Brigh Turner, Christopher Bin Wang, Caroline Aunspaugh Woronoff, June Grace Yang

Warren County – Selina Jaime Lopez

Wilson County – Christopher Tyler Sharp, Joseph Blake Wall

Alabama – Margaret Alice Williams

Arizona – Anjani Patel

California – Grace Busby, Giulia Raffaella Curcelli, Abigail Deborah Kinnaman, Kenneth Lee

Colorado – Madison Sarah Stark

Florida – Pamela Brody, Natalie Marie Cabo, Snigdha Das, Raina Danielle Enrique, Emily Isabel Shipley Granados, Virginia Keaton Green, Leah Francesca Jimenez, Samantha Kerker, Morgan Ashley McLaughlin, Jessica Caitlin Porter, Sofia A. Soto Sugar, Catherine Diana Wilsnack

Georgia – Sahar Alimohamadi, Sarah Ellyn Boland, Dory Julia Gellins MacMillan

Hawaii – Khin Oo

Illinois – April A. Hamer, Hannah Yayoi Saggau, John Charles Von Drasek

Kansas – Manuela Nivia

Louisiana – Katherine Anna Henning

Maryland – Morgan Focas, Martha Isaacs, Amara Gabrielle Jordan, Brooke Jacqueline Kilker, Jenn Morrison

Massachusetts – Jonathan C. S. Lynn

Minnesota – Madeline Jean Pliska

New Jersey – Sarah Belle Hart, Brianna Nichelle Moody, Ambika Paulson

New Mexico – Ana Cutts Dougherty

New York – Jessica Feeley, Amrithaa Mangala Gunabalan, Kelly Lynn Jasiura, Ryan Lupo, Hailey Amanda Orgass, Brian Christopher Riefler, Caitlin Schwagerl, Reyanne Nichole Strong, Exornam Angela Tettey

Ohio – Maggie Brownrigg, Claire Elizabeth Poindexter, Thomas E. Shockley III

Pennsylvania – Billie Rainley Patterson

South Carolina – Harrison Lancaster

Tennessee – Winston Arthur Bell, Townes Bouchard-Dean

Virginia – Brittany Anderson, Nicole Marie Brown, Sarah Henderson, Sheng-Shin Christina Lee, Veronica Sever

West Virginia – Austin Michael Mueller

Colombia – Daniela Lopez

Scotland – Alexander Clayton

Vietnam – Phuong Dinh Truc Nguyen

China – Ting Zhang

Peru – Maria Luisa Loo Deng*

*Indicates December 2016 graduates.