Posted on: September 6, 2016
For Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholar Della Pollock, preserving people’s life stories is more than a way to chronicle the past. It also creates a path to cultivate future aspirations. A multi-year project begun in 2007 in collaboration with St. Joseph C.M. …
Posted on: August 30, 2016
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Engaging the community to help hungry children access food during the summer months is Maureen Berner’s passion. For the past two years, Berner, a professor in the School of Government, and seven other UNC faculty members worked on …
Posted on: August 29, 2016
Engaging is service is a meaningful way for students to connect with the community and start their UNC career. Just ask Dillon Rubalcava, a first-year student from Jamestown, North Carolina. “I thought doing service work would be a great way to get to …
Posted on: August 12, 2016
Sometimes, when college students hang out with elementary and middle school students, transformative experiences happen. That’s how Taysha James, a senior sociology major from Maple Hill, North Carolina and Jonathan Buechner, a junior European studies …
Posted on: June 30, 2016
Ten UNC faculty members were recently selected for the sixth class of Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars. The program, named for former chancellor Holden Thorp and sponsored by the Carolina Center for Public Service, aims to bring together distinguished faculty from a variety of fields to learn from one another and advance their engaged scholarship.
Posted on: June 21, 2016
Ten faculty members at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were recently selected for the sixth class of Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars (FES). These scholars will develop projects in partnership with community organizations like Historic Stagville in Durham to study the skills and expertise of enslaved laborers and The Farm at Penny Lane to improve housing and other community-based services for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.
Posted on: May 6, 2016
Two hundred and seventeen seniors, all who dedicated themselves to service during their time at UNC, were honored as Buckley Public Service Scholars (BPSS) May 6 at a pre-graduation ceremony in Memorial Hall. All graduates received a Carolina blue and white cord to wear at commencement on May 8 to represent their achievement.
Posted on: March 30, 2016
The projects recognized by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the 2016 Public Service Awards are each distinct and important in their own ways, but their commitment to serving their communities unites them. This year’s award recipients have dedicated countless hours to service efforts, which range from combatting food insecurity to supporting Native American tribes in North Carolina to offering positive birth experiences through doulas. Sponsored by the Carolina Center for Public Service, individuals and organizations representing students, faculty, staff and community partners, were honored March 30 for their efforts at the annual Public Service Awards celebration.
Posted on: March 21, 2016
Sally-Irene Ngeve could have spent her spring break almost anywhere. But the Carolina senior chose not to relax on a beach all week, wander around a quieter Chapel Hill or head back home to Cameroon to visit her family. Instead, she spent her time off providing much-needed assistance to the people of Robeson County — a rural community that has struggled with unemployment, homelessness and hunger for the past six decades.
Posted on: March 8, 2016
Four individuals, Luis Acosta, Sarah Dempsey, Alexandra Zagbayou and Mae B. McLendon, and one community partner, and Farmer Foodshare, were recognized at the annual APPLES Service-Learning Award Brunch for their on-going efforts to connect academic and service-based pursuits through their involvement with APPLES.