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Alum Desireé LaGrappe Awarded Fulbright

June 21, 2023 Comments Off on Alum Desireé LaGrappe Awarded Fulbright

The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program is proud to congratulate Desireé LaGrappe (UNC ’10) on being named a Fulbright Scholar in the prestigious Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship 2023-2024. “I have devoted…

Food as Medicine: How Community Summer Sparked a New Club & Course at UNC

February 23, 2023 Comments Off on Food as Medicine: How Community Summer Sparked a New Club & Course at UNC

Serenity Bennett (UNC ’23) is committed to making food delicious, nutritious, and healing. Her work as co-president of the Culinary Medicine Club at UNC is being applauded for blending nutritional…

Class of 2026 Welcomes Two First-Years to Cohort

February 17, 2023 Comments Off on Class of 2026 Welcomes Two First-Years to Cohort

Chapel Hill & Durham, North Carolina, February 17, 2023– The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program is happy to congratulate and welcome two new First-Year students to its current Class of 2026…

A Tale of Two Switches

February 7, 2023 Comments Off on A Tale of Two Switches

Campus Switch is a signature Robertson experience when Scholars take up residency at their sister campus typically during the spring semester of their sophomore year. However, the 2021-2022 Academic Year…

Stepping into Power: New Orleans 2022

August 18, 2022 Comments Off on Stepping into Power: New Orleans 2022

“I spent two hours with a client, helping her pick out a suit for an interview. She came out of the dressing room with the biggest smile and then started…

Being of the Community: A Mindset & Practice

August 8, 2022 Comments Off on Being of the Community: A Mindset & Practice

“We have a Delta diaspora that reaches beyond the borders of the Mississippi Delta into other parts of the country and into other parts of the world. The Robertson Scholars…

Whitesburg, KY: Community Beyond Community Summer

July 11, 2022 Comments Off on Whitesburg, KY: Community Beyond Community Summer

“When I told my friends back home in San Jose that I would be spending my summer in Kentucky, I got some mixed reactions,” shared Andrew Sun (Duke ’25). “I…

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…

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…

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…