University Scholars Program News
2013 Fulbright Summer Institute
Freshman Jessica Hatcher, an English major, has received a place on a Fulbright Summer Institute to study at the University of Dundee and the University of Strathclyde on one of the most prestigious and selective summer scholarship programmes operating world-wide. The Fulbright Commission selects participants through a rigorous application and interview process. In making these awards the Commission looks not only for academic excellence but a focused application, a range of extracurricular and community activities, demonstrated ambassadorial skills, a desire to further the Fulbright Programme and a plan to give back to the recipient’s home country upon returning.
Fulbright Summer Programmes cover all participant costs. In addition, Fulbright summer participants receive a distinctive support and cultural education programme including: visa processing, a comprehensive pre-departure orientation, enrichment opportunities in country, a re-entry session and opportunity to join our alumni networks. Each year, the Commission supports around 50 UK and US undergraduate students to undertake a demanding academic and cultural summer programmes at leading institutions in the US and UK respectively.
2013 Mathews Medal
This spring, the Alumni Association recognized four graduating seniors with the Mathews Medal for their efforts to enhance the NC State community. The Mathews Medal program was founded by the Alumni Association Student Ambassadors program. The Mathews Medal is named for Walter J. Mathews, the first student enrolled at the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts in 1889. Mathews was an active alumnus, and the award encourages student leaders to go on to become alumni leaders. For more information on this year's Mathews Medal awards, click here. This year, two recipients are University Scholars:
- Emily Tucker of Gaithersburg, Md. Tucker, a Park Scholar majoring in industrial engineering, served on the University Affairs committee as a student senator and founded the Reusable Regatta, a raft race to on Lake Raleigh to promote campus sustainability. She also chaired the Krispy Kreme Challenge and served as president of the Institute of Industrial Engineers.
- Mary Charles Hale of Morehead City, N.C. Hale, a Park Scholar majoring in English, served as a Service Leadership Team committee member for the Center for Student Leadership, Ethics, and Public Service. She led a service trip to the Dominican Republic as a junior and directed NC State’s 125th anniversary homecoming celebration, the largest student-led homecoming in the country.
Congratulations to our latest scholarship winners! Click here to learn more about the recent achievements of University Scholars.
John Thomas Nickerson Miller
Katie Elaine Robertson (alumnus)
Andrew David Sen (alumnus)
Congratulations to the following University Scholars who were elected to Student Government for 2013-2014!
Student Centers President: Wesley Lo
DASA Senator: Rebekah L. Givens
CHASS Senior Senate: Ian T. Richardson
Management Senator: Rusty Mau, Megan Alice Wright, and Nick Rhodes
Design Senator: Sarah Ann Dickerson
Engineering Senator: Tyler Hatch and Arianna Nasser
College of Sciences Senator: Gavin Harrison, Khari Cyrus, and Daniel Weikel
Special 1 Credit Courses for Upper-class University Scholars
These 1-credit courses:
- feature small class sizes (15-20 students per section)
- can be used in partial fulfillment of the academic requirements (12 hours of course work) of the USP
- emphasize class discussion
- build community among students
- are graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
- are restricted to upper-class University Scholars who have completed three semesters of Scholars Forum (HSS or USP 110/111)
Wednesdays, 6:00 - 8:15 PM
Instructor: Ken Johnson
Do you like to read? Wish you had a chance to read more? Like talking about the books you read? Here’s the perfect class for you! 5 books over 6 course periods—just enough to tide you over. And you get 1 hour of credit towards your USP requirements. Doesn’t get any better than that. Previous selections have included: Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (the basis for the film Blade Runner), Colum McCann’s National Book Award-winning Let the Great World Spin and Nobel Prize-winner Orhan Pamuk’s My Name is Red. If you have questions about this course, Ken would be delighted to discuss them with you: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2013 Caldwell Fellows (Class of 2016)
The Caldwell Fellows program selects freshmen who exhibit leadership potential and commitment, and encourages students to engage in both individualized and communal personal growth. They will receive a renewable award valued at $4,000 for their sophomore, junior and senior years, and will have access to additional funding to support participation in enrichment opportunities, such as study abroad, internships and community service.
|Bethany Faulkner||Rajan Singh|
|Sean Kramer||Tianna Soto|
|Sam Loomis||Brooke Wilner|
|Ravyn Njagu||Shealynn Womble|
Fall 2012 Alumni Newsletter now available online
Attention USP Alumni! Whether you graduated from NC State in 1982 or 2012, we are happy that you were a part of the University Scholars Program. As NC State continues to grow and change, you will always be an important part of the fabric of the life and history of this campus and of the USP. We encourage you to visit the link below and explore our most recent Alumni Newsletter. We hope that as you read this newsletter and review our website, you will be impressed with the development and growth that has occurred.