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APPLES Service-Learning turns 25

By BY Sofia Edelman, The Daily Tar Heel Coming from humble beginnings, APPLES has served the University and its community for the past quarter century. The service-learning organization, which celebrated its 25th anniversary this weekend, offers specia …

APPLES celebrates 25 years at UNC

By Janell Smith APPLES 25th Anniversary ProgramTwenty-six years ago, Tony Deifell and four other Carolina students (Mike Ulku-Steiner, Serena Wille, Kas Decarvahlo and Emily Lawson), saw the need for service experiences to be incorporated into their ac …

Passion and dedication lead to Prevention through Education

By Laura Fisher For senior dental hygiene student Jaehee Yoo, giving back to the community is a refreshing and consistent part of her life. Yoo came to the United States from South Korea when she was eight, and wishes she had met older students to lear …

UNC-Chapel Hill named to 2014 President’s Honor Roll for community service

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has again been named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction in General Community Service. The President’s Honor Roll is the highest federal recognition that …

Carnegie Foundation selects UNC-Chapel Hill for 2015 Community Engagement Classification

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has selected UNC-Chapel Hill as one of 240 U.S. colleges and universities to receive its 2015 Community Engagement Classification. This is a re-classification for UNC-Chapel Hill; the original cla …

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 …