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A Note on the Passing of Blanche Robertson Bacon

June 18, 2021 Comments Off on A Note on the Passing of Blanche Robertson Bacon

The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program is saddened to share with the community the passing of Blanche Robertson Bacon, sister of Julian Robertson. Blanche was born in Salisbury, NC on October 2, 1935 and attended St. Mary’s School in Raleigh, graduating from the high school in 1953 and the junior college in 1955. After graduation, Blanche…

Embracing the Twists & Turns: Insights from Phoebe Boyer on the Path to Leadership

May 12, 2021 Comments Off on Embracing the Twists & Turns: Insights from Phoebe Boyer on the Path to Leadership

Phoebe Boyer is committed to ending childhood poverty. As the first woman CEO and President of Children’s Aid she’s using her expertise from the public, private, and non-profit worlds to guide the 167-year-old organization. “If you had said to me 10 years ago that I would be running Children’s Aid I would not have believed…

Katherine Gan (Duke ’22) named Faculty Scholar, wins 2021 Benenson Award

May 5, 2021 Comments Off on Katherine Gan (Duke ’22) named Faculty Scholar, wins 2021 Benenson Award

The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program is thrilled to congratulate Katherine Gan, Duke ’22 on being named a Duke University Faculty Scholar and being selected for a 2021 Benenson Award. The Benenson Awards in the Arts provides funding for arts-centered projects proposed by undergraduates, including graduating seniors. This year, fourteen students were selected by the awards…

Senior Patrick Clinch Reflects on the Robertson, the Marshall and the Importance of Satire

April 28, 2021 Comments Off on Senior Patrick Clinch Reflects on the Robertson, the Marshall and the Importance of Satire

Senior Robertson Scholar Patrick Clinch (UNC ’21) loves making people laugh. In this report by Sophia Ramirez (UNC ’22) Patrick shares his thoughts on the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program and how the experience shaped him as a scholar and satirist. Watch his interview below to learn what comes next for Patrick as he heads to…

Meghana Sai Iragavarapu named Student Commencement Speaker for Duke

April 26, 2021 Comments Off on Meghana Sai Iragavarapu named Student Commencement Speaker for Duke

The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program would like to congratulate Meghana Sai Iragavarapu (Duke ’21) on being named the Student Commencement Speaker for Duke’s graduation ceremony which was held on May 2, 2021. Meghana, was selected after a competitive application process and will deliver her thoughts on the spaces that shrank during the pandemic. Quoted in…

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Celebrating the Life of Dr. Aaron Stern

April 20, 2021 Comments Off on Celebrating the Life of Dr. Aaron Stern

The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program would like to celebrate the life of Dr. Aaron Stern, who passed away on April 13, 2021, and his unique contributions to our Program.  Dr. Stern, a champion of the Program, served as a Trustee of the Robertson Foundation as well as a member of the Board of Directors for…

Samuel Zahn Awarded 2021 Truman Scholarship

April 15, 2021 Comments Off on Samuel Zahn Awarded 2021 Truman Scholarship

Congratulations to Samuel Zahn, UNC-Chapel Hill Robertson Scholar Class of 2022 on being named a 2021 Truman Scholar! The Truman Scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate outstanding leadership potential, a commitment to a career in government or the nonprofit sector, and academic excellence. Each Truman Scholar receives funding for graduate studies, leadership training, career…

Community Summer: Then and Now

April 5, 2021 Comments Off on Community Summer: Then and Now

When Braveen Ragunanthan and Nina Ragunanthan (née Woolley) packed for the Mississippi Delta in the Summer of 2009, they never imagined the impact it would have on them. “That summer was really important for me for, helping me understand a part of the United States that I had never experienced before. In the years that followed…

Patrick Clinch Named a 2021 Marshall Scholarship Winner

December 7, 2020 Comments Off on Patrick Clinch Named a 2021 Marshall Scholarship Winner

Congratulations to Patrick Clinch, UNC-Chapel Hill Robertson Scholar Class of 2021! Patrick has been named a 2021 Marshall Scholarship winner. Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to fifty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in…