Park Scholarships is pleased to announce Christina Garrett as the program’s Associate Director of Enrichment.
Christina is coming to us from North Carolina Central University, where she was the Associate Director for the University Scholars program. There, she managed scholar recruitment and oversaw curriculum, development and instruction, and student engagement.
Christina helped establish and promote the Cheatham-White Scholarship Program, a program designed in partnership with the UNC General Administration and the state legislature to provide access and affordability for high-achievers within the state. During her tenure as founding Director of the Cheatham-White Scholarship program, Christina worked diligently and passionately to recruit, retain, support and graduate those scholars selected each year.
As the Associate Director of Enrichment in the Park Scholarship department, Christina will plan and execute student enrichment activities, including annual student trips and Park block courses, work with students on their plan of professional development, advise various student committees and assist with the selection process, including evaluating candidates and assisting with semi-finalist and finalist interviews.
“I plan to bring a willingness to learn, to listen and to lead to the Park team,” said Christina. “I’ve been working in higher education for 10+ years and have over five years experience in Honors and Scholars programming. I’m most excited to work with such an inspiring and diverse group of thought leaders as the Park Scholars.”
Christina is a graduate of North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University. While in undergrad, Christina was a member of the Student Government Association Executive Board, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., National Education Association, and is a North Carolina Teaching Fellow. She then received her MBA from Elon University.
Outside of work, Christina currently volunteers through the alumnae chapter of her organization and as a board member with a local non-profit which focuses on increasing hands-on science opportunities for underrepresented middle and high school females. She loves spending time near the water, trying new foods (Taco Tuesday is her favorite day of the week), and watching football with her family.
“As the Associate Director of Enrichment, I’m delighted to be of service as Park Scholars facilitate and engage in some of the most exciting and impactful experiences of their college careers,” said Christina.
Welcome to the Park Scholarship team, Christina!