During her time at NC State, Jessica Hooks ‘03 volunteered a minimum of 16 hours per month as a crisis hotline operator. This experience afforded her perspective on the range of issues with which individuals from all walks of life must learn to cope, and heightened her interest in community wellness. After earning a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, Hooks went on to complete a master’s in genetic counseling from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro in 2005.
Lauren Caddick ‘14 was named one of the ten seniors of the year by the Charlotte Observer. Seniors were nominated by area high school guidance counselors for their academic performance, character, and civic involvement. A native of Gastonia, North Carolina, Caddick will graduate from Forestview High School where she is president of the National Art Honor Society, president of the International Thespian Society, and secretary of the National Beta Club. She is also the recipient of the Girl Scout Gold
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