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Individuals and organizations recognized at 2018 Public Service Awards

Seven individuals and two organizations were recognized for exemplary public service and engaged scholarship at the annual Public Service Awards hosted by the Carolina Center for Public Service.

Serving Latinx communities

Students from the Carolina Center for Public Service’s APPLES Service-Learning program spent their spring break in various communities around the country to see firsthand the range of issues impacting citizens. By Gladys Sanchez As a Latina, leading th …

Seeking better connection

For it to be — and do — any good, the relationship between a health-care provider and a patient must be built on trust. So, when Dr. Coretta Jenerette noticed that patients with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) — 98 percent of whom are African-American — were …

Passion for giving back connects student and alumnus on a common mission

By Catie Armstrong Teaching, research and SERVICE. That is the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s mission. A commitment to this mission is what Tori Dunlap, a first-year student, and alumnus Donald Ubell have in common. Since graduating from …

APPLES awards individuals and organizations for excellence in service-learning

By Charlotte MacArthur Dedication to service-learning and a commitment to community – that’s what this year’s APPLES Award recipients have in common. From offering financial education to individuals in the community experiencing homelessness to support …

Leaving your Heel print: How one senior leaves his mark through service

By Becca Kronebusch For John Paul (JP) Zalaquett, a senior music major from Matthews, North Carolina, service to others began long before he came to UNC. From working with Habitat for Humanity ReStore to serving at an orphanage in Mexico, service is se …

Service experiences lead to dream career for senior Analisa Sorrells

For Analisa Sorrells, a December 2017 graduate from Windermere, Florida, time in service at UNC led her to her dream career path – one of giving back and helping others. “When I arrived at Carolina, I immediately got involved with Tar Heel TABLE and th …

Carolina Bucket Brigade

By Davis McKinney By definition, a bucket brigade is a chain of persons acting to put out a fire by passing buckets of water from hand to hand. On Friday, Nov. 10, more than 100 students and student-athletes responded to the call to aid those affected …

APPLES alternative breaks launches new break experience

By Becca Kronebusch A record number 82 UNC students participated in APPLES Service-Learning Alternative Fall Break, providing direct and indirect service to communities across North Carolina and the southeast. The seven break trips focused on each comm …

Water Over the Bridge

By Alyssa LaFaro, Endeavors From the competitive ports of China, to the innovative flood gates of the Netherlands, to the shifting sands of the Outer Banks, the sea creeps farther up the coastline every single day, and the distance between the top of t …