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So Much More than Living in the Woods for a Month

One Student’s Experience Participating in the 28-Day Outward Bound Course, offered by the Carolina Center for Public Service By Samantha Hoffman Hoffman guest writes a reflection about her experiences during the 28-day Outward Bound Course and what she gained from … Continued

A group of people look at the camera and smile. A turquoise building is in the background.

Apples and Buckley Public Service Scholars Shape Tomorrow’s Leaders

By Alex Saunders Samantha Luu (2014, 2019) joins Chapel Hill Campus and Community Coalition to Reduce the Negative Impacts of High-Risk Drinking (CCC) as their new director. The journey to her leadership role was paved in part by participating in … Continued

Backpackers hiking down a dirt trail

‘Unwilling to Settle for Less’

Undergraduate N.C. Outward Bound Crew Reflects on Summer Expedition   Picture yourself hiking through the dark, over slippery, muddy ground — not even sure if you’re going the right way. It’s midnight, and you’ve been hiking since 7 a.m. For … Continued

a mentee writes hope in chalk

BPSS graduate reflects on being a SMART mentor

As Winter Commencement approaches, senior students find themselves preparing for a new chapter in their lives as college graduates. Among the hundreds of Carolina undergraduates who will receive their diplomas on Sunday, Dec. 16, Hope Gehle, a biology major from … Continued

Finn Loendorf doing a science experiment with a young student

Finn Loendorf: Commitment to service

Finn Loendorf, a senior physics major from Denver, North Carolina, loves science and serving in the community by working with youth. Thanks to the MacDonald Community Fellowship, Loendorf brought these interests together during summer 2018. Loendorf, a member of Carolina’s … Continued