Camille Bossut received a Foreign Language and Area Study fellowship from the Middle East center to study Arabic in Jordan for two months this past summer.
Emma Harver will be inducted into Phi Beta Kappa this fall.
Sonya Khattak received a Critical Language Scholarship through the Department of State to study Arabic this past summer in Salalah, Oman.
Anna Melillo is a Foreign Language and Area Study fellow for the 2012-13 academic year.
Lauren Oswald will be inducted into Phi Beta Kappa this fall.
Emily Palmer completed an innovative SURF Grant on “200 years of Pemberley.”
Radha A. Patel received Tom Suiter’s Extra Effort award in volleyball by WRAL, an award from The Miracle League of the Triangle for volunteerism and service, and the Catalyst Award from Summer Ventures in Science and Math at UNC-Charlotte.
Alexander Piasecki recently won an Hispanic Scholarship Fund scholarship.
Layla Quran is a Global Studies major who has researched how U.S. military involvement in Iraq has influenced sectarian walls, both physically and psychologically, between the people of Iraq. Her project, “Voices of Iraq,” arises out of her investigation into this issue. Quran’s research was developed in conjunction with Duke University’s BorderWork(s) Lab, which attempts to analyze the physical and psychological consequences of barriers in the modern world. The most rewarding aspect of her research was the opportunity she had to interview Iraqis who had lived through the Saddam Hussein regime and the subsequent U.S. invasion. She includes some of these in her comprehensive website that details her work.
Madison Scott ’14 received a Carolina SEAS scholarship and a Jospeh D. Feldmen scholarship in 2011. This past year, Madison was awarded the Virgil and Marion Lee scholarship as well as Foreign Language and Area Studies award for the study of Arabic in Jordan, and a travel grant as a student research assistant in Turkey through the Kenan Institute of the Arts.
Jessica Tobin ’14 received a Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship to study in an intensive Russian language program in St. Petersburg, Russia, last summer.
Buckeye Public Service Scholars
Of our graduate majors in May 2012, 31 were Buckeye Public Service Scholars.
To gain a designation as a Buckeye Public Service Scholar, participants must have a minimum grade-point average, complete at least 300 hours of service, take one service-learning course, attend an orientation and complete four skills-training workshops. Most of the 2012 BPSS graduates exceeded those requirements, on average completing more than 491 hours of service; 20 students reported more than 1,000 hours each, and two students recorded more than 2,000 hours. We congratulate the following Global Studies majors:
Public Service Ties: Housing and Residential Education; the Institute for the Study of the Americas- The Latino Migration Project; UNC Dance Marathon
Public Service Ties: APPLES Service-Learning program; Department of Biology; Scientifica Mentorship Program
Public Service Ties: APPLES Service-Learning program; Campus Y; Scholars’ Latino Intiative
Public Service Ties: APPLES Service-Learning program; Campus Y; UNC Student Government
Public Service Ties: El Cento Hispano; Nourish International Hunger Lunch; Orange County Rape Crisis Center
Public Service Ties: Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools; Campus Y- Mujeres Avanzando Hacia Nuevas Oportunidades (MANO) ESL program; UNC Dance Marathon
Public Service Ties: APPLES Service-Learning program; Campus Y- Helping Youth by Providing Enrichment (HYPE); Newman Catholic Center
Public Service Ties: Campus Y; UNC Global Brigades; UNC Hospitals
Public Service Ties: Carolina Music Outreach; ICLEI- Local Governments for Sustainability; UNC GlobeMed
Public Service Ties: Minority Advising program; Study Abroad Office; UNC Dance Marathon
Public Service Ties: APPLES Service-Learning program; Relay For Life; UNC BirthPartners
Public Service Ties: Nourish International; UNC Sierra Student Coalition; UNC Young Democrats
Public Service Ties: Campus Y- Homeless Outreach Poverty Eradication (HOPE); Orange County Literacy Council; UNC Dance Marathon
Public Service Ties: APPLES Service-Learning program; Empower U; Office of International Affairs
Public Service Ties: American Red Cross; APPLES Service-Learning program; UNC Hospitals Emergency Department
Public Service Ties: Admissions Ambassadors; Refugee Assistance Mentoring program; UNC Hospitals
Public Service Ties: APPLES Service-Learning program; Campus Y- Mujeres Avanzando Hacia Nuevas Oportunidades (MANO); UNC Gospel Choir
Public Service Ties: APPLES Service-Learning program; CAMPUS Y; CAMPUS Y- Homeless Outreach Poverty Eradication (HOPE)
Public Service Ties: Admissions Ambassadors; APPLES Service-Learning program; Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
Public Service Ties: A Ban Against Neglect; Lutheran Campus Ministry; North Carolina Botanical Garden
Public Service Ties: APPLES Service-Learning program; Easing Abroad Students Entry- E.A.S.E.; North Carolina Department of Justice
Public Service Ties: Human Rights Center; Ronald McDonald House; Students for a Democratic Society (SDS)
Public Service Ties: Habitat for Humanity; UNC Dance Marathon; Young Democrats;
Public Service Ties: Campus Y; Global Medical Brigades; UNC Hospitals
Public Service Ties: APPLES Service-Learning program; Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools; Special Olympics
Public Service Ties: Campus Y- Health Focus; Peer/ESL Tutoring; UNC Hospitals
Public Service Ties: Angels Among Us 5k Duke Cancer Institute; Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership; Farmer Foodshare
Public Service Ties: APPLES Service-Learning program; Community Government; UNC Dance Marathon
Public Service Ties: APPLES Service-Learning program; Campus Y; Colegio San Antonio Maria Claret
Public Service Ties: Campus Y- Advocates for Grassroots Development in Uganda (AGRADU); Carolina Navigators; Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
Public Service Ties: Carolina Campus Community Garden (CCCG); Invisible Children; Vietnamese Student Association (VSA)