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BPSS Graduate Comes Full Circle

Donning a cap and gown in the middle of December is not the most traditional way to graduate. But for Katie Savage, nothing has exactly been conventional since unexpectedly losing her left leg during surgery at UNC Hospitals when she was 14 years old. …

SMART mentor makes a difference, motivated by culture

By Dylan Roberts Every two years, Khin Hnit Oo, who goes by April Oo, travels to Burma to see her family. The junior health policy management major was born in Yangon, Burma, but moved to the United States when she was seven years old. Here at UNC, she …

2014 Alternative Fall Breaks bring new elements

By Janell Smith Since the 1990s, alternative breaks have been a defining experience of the APPLES Service-Learning program. On Oct. 15, APPLES continued with its traditional alternative break structure and sent 70 students to communities across the sta …

Carolina Center for Public Service celebrates 15th anniversary

For the last 15 years, the Carolina Center for Public Service has worked to fulfill the promise of the first public university – doing everything from providing fellowships to supporting students and faculty in public service and engagement. On Nov. 14 …

APPLES Day 2014

By Janell Smith APPLES Service-Learning celebrated APPLES Day Sept. 24 by partnering with Hunger Lunch in the Student Union. APPLES served more than one hundred students cake and inviting them to learn more about APPLES programs. “APPLES Day is a day d …

Sherpa Fellowship honors pioneering conservationist

By Laura Fisher The late Mingma Norbu Sherpa was a pioneering conservationist in the Himalaya who believed that “saving nature should not take place at the expense of the people.” His work inspired Donald and Karen Wagoner to create the Sherpa Fellowsh …

Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars Class IV graduate

Nine Carolina faculty members have been honored for their engaged scholarship over the past two years. As part of the Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars program, these professors worked to strengthen university-community partnerships through such work as t …

Outward Bound participant broadens perspective of service

Each summer, the Carolina Center for Public Service awards North Carolina Outward Bound School (NCOBS) scholarships to participants in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program, Carolina Leadership Development and the School of Education to spend 28 …

APPLES summer intern works to give back to the community

For many students, internships are all about gaining valuable experience. But for Raisa Marrow, ’15, an APPLES Service-Learning summer intern at Kidzu Museum in Chapel Hill, that experience also comes with an added benefit of impacting the community. “ …

Former APPLES organizer shares life story and passion for service

By Meghan Modafferi and Frank Stasio Listen to Alexandra’s interview on The State Of Things For the first time, I recognized that some of my life experiences mirrored the lives of my students. Alexandra Zagbayou Alexandra Zagbayou was born in Montreal …