In April 2014, what has become known as “The Great Fire of Valparaíso” broke out in Chile. Almost 3,000 homes along the city’s hillsides were ravaged and more than 10,000 people became displaced over the course of a few days. Carter Ellis ‘15, a double major in international studies and economics, was in the first month of his study abroad session when he witnessed the devastating event firsthand.
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.
Rebekah Jewell ’12 Named Director of Community Outreach with Center for Student Leadership, Ethics and Public Service
In her new role as Director of Community Outreach with the Center for Student Leadership, Ethics and Public Service, Rebekah Jewell ‘12 will be responsible for educating her fellow NC State students about community issues, promoting volunteer opportunities to address those issues, and chairing the Community Outreach Programming Committee – a group that plans and executes programs to link students with nonprofit agencies in Raleigh. In terms of what she plans to accomplish in the upcoming year, Jewell states, “I
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