|Sixth class of UNC Public Service Scholars to receive honors tonight|
|Friday, May 07, 2010|
The 190 members of the Class of 2010 Public Service Scholars at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will be honored this evening (May 7) at a ceremony at Memorial Hall. All of the graduates will receive a Carolina blue-and-white cord to wear at Commencement on Sunday (May 9) to represent their achievement.
The Public Service Scholars program supports and strengthens Carolina students’ commitment to service, connects them to others who care about similar issues and guides them to training and coursework that make their service more effective. Public Service Scholars must have a minimum grade-point average, complete at least 300 hours of service, take one service-learning course and attend four skills-training workshops.
This year’s graduates exceeded those requirements, with reported hours ranging from 300 to 1,800 hours (with eight students reporting more than 1,000 hours each). As a group, they reported more than 89,657 hours of service, an average of 470 hours per graduate.
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