Several graduates of the 2018-2019 program year convened at this past September conference. Though they were not required to attend, they made an effort to come back and act as mentors for the previous cohorts. One of these attempts to connect with their fellow scholars and encourage them to stay in the program was to film this short video. The GLSLP staff is incredibly proud of our graduates, past and present, and appreciate their efforts to improve rural NC!
Marc Danks, a recent graduate of UNC-Wilmington with a B.S. in social work and a member of the Golden LEAF Scholars Leadership Program (GLSLP) Class of 2018, has received a service award at his former internship site, Cherry Hospital in Goldsboro, NC. A native of Wayne County, Danks began his summer internship as a second-year scholar in 2016 and, after completing his required hours, remained committed to his duties at the hospital. For his tremendous work at Cherry Hospital, Danks was the recipient of the Edythe O. Blanton Volunteer Service Award.