Second Annual Alex Miller Outstanding Scholar Award Recipient
Congratulations to graduating senior, Kayleigh Jernigan ' 15, who was this year's recipient of the Alex Miller Outstanding University Scholar Award. Kayleigh received this award at the 2015 Senior Dinner. This award was named in honor of former USP Director, Alex Miller, who led the program for 28 years, from 1985 to 2013. The award is given annually to a graduating senior who best embodies the mission and spirit of the University Scholars Program, and who has exhibited a significant committment to the program and our students.
Kayleigh Jernigan was a phenomenal addition to the USP while at NC State. She served as a University Scholars Assistant throughout her time here, and represented the USP at many programs. She also volunteered regularly with Note in the Pocket, one of our commited service partner organizations. We're so grateful for her dedication and contributions both as a leader and a student. Congratulations Kayleigh and best of luck in your future endeavors.
USP Senior Receives Prestigious Brody Scholarship
Graduating senior, Alyssa D'Addezio '14, has been selected for East Carolina University Medical School's Brody Scholarship, North Carolina's most distinguished medical scholarship. This award provides full tuition and fees and most living expenses for four years of medical school, allowing scholars to choose a medical specialty without the worry of debt after graduation.The Brody Scholarship also supports service projects and summer enrichment that students may undertake while in medical school. Brody Scholars join a dynamic group of medical students with exceptional values. Their service to others, character, and leadership allow them to design unique programs of study, supported by the scholarship program.
While at NC State, Alyssa was a participant in the Fulbright Newcastle Summer Institute where she studied the "science of medicine" for 5 weeks. She also served on two alternative service break trips, to Washington, DC as an advocate for hunger and homelessness issues, and to the Dominical Republic to teach English. She is both a University Scholar and a Park Scholar, and will graduate with a degree in Human Biology.