Buckley Public Service Scholars in the News

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

  Chapel Hill, N.C. – Two hundred and fifty-one members of the class of 2014 will be honored as Buckley Public Service Scholars (BPSS) May 9 at a ceremony in Memorial Hall, highlighting their years of service while at Carolina. All graduates will …

APPLES and BPSS student participants receive Chancellor’s Awards

Congratulations to these students involved in the APPLES Service-Learning and Buckley Public Service Scholars programs. Each received Chancellor’s Awards recognizing their academic or service leadership. Amanda Baldiga ’14, a Buckley Public Service Sch …

Katie Weinel learns most from service work

By Deborah R. Meyer – The Chapel Hill News Buckley Public Service Scholar and Bryan Social Innovation Fellowship recipient Katie Weinel shares her experience with service and its impact on her life Brushstrokes: Students take arts into the community Ka …

Scholars reach out through art

By Zhai Yun Tan, The Daily Tar Heel Students interested in merging the worlds of arts and public service can now do so through the Arts in Public Service Fellows program. Offered by the Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) and Carolina Performing …

First-Year Service Corps deepens students’ experiences

Early into their career as Tar Heels, a group of selected first-year students have an opportunity to come together to participate in activities that deepen their academic and practical experience in public service. The First-Year Service Corps (FYSC), …

Saarah Abdul-Rauf: VISTA Profile

During her two years as an NC Campus Compact VISTA, Saarah Abdul-Rauf has coordinated service opportunities for hundreds of college students. Her efforts have helped many develop a passion for service, just as she herself was inspired by an NC Campus Compact VISTA while a student at …

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

Two hundred and fifty-eight members of the 2013 class of Buckley Public Service Scholars will be honored May 10 at a ceremony in Memorial Hall, highlighting their years of service while at Carolina. All graduates will receive a Carolina blue and white cord to wear …

Buckley Public Service Scholar Alex Borgen turns service work into a career

Alex Borgen’s work with Nourish International began during his junior year at Carolina and is taking him on a career path helping to combat poverty worldwide. The 2012 graduate and Buckley Public Service Scholar snagged an internship with Nourish Inter …

Buckley Public Service Scholar Wes Wollard immersed in service

Supporting students as they explore service beyond the scope of traditional volunteerism is a core component of the Buckley Public Service Scholars (BPSS) program, which provides a framework for undergraduates to maintain and strengthen their commitment to service. Buckley Scholar Wes Wollard ’12 …

SMART Mentoring builds relationships

When it comes to building a strong relationship and teaching useful skills, bicycling seems to have worked its magic with SMART mentor, Patrick Mateer ‘15, and his mentee. SMART Mentoring, a program developed by Volunteers for Youth, a local community …

BPSS Graduate Student Facilitator Jason Mose interacts through trainings

Faculty members and community agencies are often involved in the public service of undergraduate students, but the Buckley Public Service Scholars program has developed a distinctive way to connect graduate students in undergraduates’ efforts. Jason Mose, a Ph.D. student in …

Buckley Public Service Scholar participant Courtney Sanford named Innovation Scholar

Courtney Sanford, a Buckley Public Service Scholar participant and APPLES Service-Learning student leader is the University’s first Innovation Scholar. Looking at Courtney Sanford’s résumé, it is clear that she has a talent for innovation. Sanford, who grew up in Hendersonville, Tenn., but graduated from Walton High School in Marietta, Ga., started taking classes …

Eighth class of public service scholars honored

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The 290 graduating Buckley Public Service Scholars at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill today (May 11) will be recognized for their achievements at a ceremony in Memorial Hall. Each will receive a Carolina blue and white cord to wear …

Buckley Public Service Scholar and Outward Bound School scholarship recipient Danica Motuz ’12 brings service to life

Bringing Service to Life