Three complete leadership training
Jennifer Bowman of Community Innovations Inc. and Kerri Erb and David Ingram of the Autism Society of North Carolina have completed the Advancing Strong Leadership in Developmental Disabilities program. The three-year training program was created for those identified as future leaders in the field. Participants are required to gain the support and commitment from their employer and create a project for organizational improvement.
The Advancing Strong Leadership program is directed by the University of Delaware’s National Leadership Consortium on Development Disabilities, with funding provided by the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities. Because of the success of the first program, funding has been approved by NCCDD for a second program to start in the fall.
UNC students earn chancellor’s awards
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill awarded 66 students with the university’s most prestigious awards for academic achievement and leadership in activities during the annual Chancellor’s Awards ceremony.
Three students, all seniors, won two awards apiece. Morgan Parker Abbott of Raleigh won an award for outstanding in leadership, character and scholarship and another for unselfish interest in human welfare.
The winners included the following students from Raleigh:
Morgan Parker Abbott, daughter of Michael and Jackie Abbott, was among three students who won two awards each. Abbott received the Irene F. Lee Award for the senior woman judged most outstanding in leadership, character and scholarship, and the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, to one man and one woman in the graduating class who have best demonstrated unselfish interest in human welfare.
Zachary Mark De La Rosa, son of Mark and Carol De La Rosa, received the Albert and Gladys Hall Coates Award. The award is given to the member of the Student Congress whose service is judged most outstanding on criteria of statesmanship, commitment and constructive involvement in issues affecting the quality of the university community.
Rachel Monique Dukes, daughter of Robin Dunkins and Lewis Dukes, received the National Pan-Hellenic Council Award. The award is given to the undergraduate who has made the most significant contributions in leadership, scholarship and service to his or her individual chapter and the Greek and university communities.
Olivia Doreen Hammill, daughter of Doreen Wahl, received the J. Maryon Saunders Award. The award is given to the senior who has contributed most to the preservation and enhancement of loyalty and goodwill between the university and its students, alumni and friends.
Diane Christine Morris, daughter of Stephen and Angela Morris, received the Jacques Hardré Undergraduate Award for Excellence in French. This award is given to an undergraduate whose work in French language and literature has been judged most outstanding by a faculty committee.
Margaret Ann Unger, daughter of Robert and Cheri Unger, received the Earl Slocum Band Award. This award is given to the senior in the university bands who has demonstrated achievement in musicianship, leadership and academic excellence and who also has made a significant contribution to the growth and success of the band program.