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

Two hundred and seventeen seniors, all who dedicated themselves to service during their time at UNC, will be honored as Buckley Public Service Scholars (BPSS) May 6 at a pre-graduation ceremony in Memorial Hall. All graduates will receive a Carolina bl …

UNC honors 10 individuals and organizations for public service

By Janell Smith 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 …

An alternative spring break

By Brandon Bieltz and video by Carly Swain, Office of Communications and Public Affairs 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 …

2016 APPLES Service-Learning Award recipients honored

By Janell Smith Each year, APPLES presents the APPLES Service-Learning Awards is to celebrate those who sustain service-learning at UNC. Four individuals, Luis Acosta, Sarah Dempsey, Alexandra Zagbayou and Mae B. McLendon, and one community partner, an …

Faculty Engaged Scholar serves to help seniors maintain mobility

By Janell Smith Through a combination of community engagement and experiential education opportunities, Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars become champions of their research. Vicki Mercer, associate professor in the Department of Allied Health Sciences and …

APPLES service-learning class and volunteer doulas partner on better births

An APPLES service-learning class at Carolina partners with volunteer doulas at N.C. Women’s Hospital to enhance students’ educational experiences and better serve women delivering babies at UNC. From UNC Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Joya B …

APPLES participant receives Campus Compact outstanding leadership and service award

By Janell Smith Nearly 100 students and staff from more than 20 campuses across North Carolina came together to celebrate the impact of 21 civically-engaged students. Among the 21 students honored was APPLES Service-Learning participant José Cisneros ‘ …

Inaugural MacDonald Community Service Scholars begin their work

By Janell Smith As the nation’s first public university, public service is part of UNC’s mission. Now a new scholarship is helping to make service an integral part of students’ academic experience, too. The MacDonald Community Service Scholarship provi …

Carolina receives commitment to launch new community service scholarships and fellowship program

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced today a commitment from alumnus Scott Douglas MacDonald of Del Mar, California, to support undergraduate students dedicated to public service. His gift has a dual purpose, creating the Scott D. …

APPLES alumnus makes service a career

By Janell Smith Most students at Carolina graduate with some type of public service having been part of their undergraduate experiences and nearly half of UNC-CH’s seniors (47 percent) reported participation in service-learning. Sometimes that service …