Six nursing students recognized for public service

Six nursing students were among the 307 graduating seniors honored by the Carolina Center for Public Service as Buckley Public Service Scholars, a program that encourages students to learn about and practice public service and engagement beyond the scope of traditional volunteerism.

Senior BSN students Hannah Allison, Alexandra Chir, Casey Collins, Ronnell Green, Jennifer Hiteshew, and Christopher Mook were recognized with the other Scholars during a ceremony in Memorial Hall on May 8.

To be designated as a Buckley Public Service Scholar, participating students must have a minimum grade point average and build a portfolio that documents an orientation and four skills-training workshops, a minimum of 300 hours of service, one service-learning course, and a final reflection product. Most of the 2015 graduates exceeded those requirements, on average completing more than 430 hours of service.