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Ami Patel goes outward bound to build leadership skills

When 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. Afte …

Brian Murdock and Jesse White join Board of Visitors

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 …

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 be …

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 Anole Halper, a graduate student in social work and public health, knows that sexual violence …

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 wi …

APPLES launches SLI: Engage

APPLES hosted its first Service-Learning Initiative (SLI): Engage event March 31-April 2. This is a unique student-lead introduction to service-learning and allowed participants to learn more about APPLES opportunities and local organizations in the Ch …

Carolina honors nine individuals and groups for public service

Community-based services for the elderly, pro bono legal assistance and a refugee health program were some of the projects recognized at UNC-Chapel Hill’s 2017 Public Service Awards celebration on April 5. The annual event is held by the Carolina Center for Public Service.

2017 APPLES Award recipients recognized

The APPLES Service-Learning program recently honored five individuals and organizations for providing significant contributions to service-learning to the UNC campus and in support to APPLES.

Battle Grove serves as a model for living-learning lab

Geoffrey Bell wanted a way for students in his fall 2016 Restoration Ecology class to link concepts in ecosystem restoration with the practical application of research techniques they were learning. Sally Hoyt wanted to find new ways to engage students in the campus infrastructure around them.

APPLES leads alumna to an alternative route

Hope Thomson ‘15, like many college students, was exploring options to pursue a graduate degree after completing her undergraduate curriculum at UNC. But one campus experience took her down an unexpected path that influenced her career development.