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Patrick Clinch Exploration Summer

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 delivers the student address during Duke University's Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 2, 2021. John Legend, multiplatinum-selling singer-songwriter, actor, producer and philanthropist, delivered the keynote address.

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

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…

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Home Sweet Home: How Building Homes Leads to Building Health in Communities

Ben Rees (UNC ’22) spent his Community Summer in Whitesburg, Kentucky working for Homes, Inc. helping to provide housing rehabilitation and repair services to families in need. Although, initially skeptical about how the experience would tie into his plans for medical school, Ben shares in this article for Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of…

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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…

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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…

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“Somebody helped me. I believe that someone helped you, and you should be willing to help someone else,” Anthony Ray Hinton of the Equal Justice Initiative Addresses Robertson Scholars & Alumni

“For 27 years I lived a life you could only imagine…I played baseball with the New York Yankees… we won five great world series, I hit the winning home run every year for us to win the championship. I played basketball for those pathetic, my beloved Knicks, and I tell people to this day I’m…

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“People are Everything,” EDF President Fred Krupp Shares his Leadership Insights with Scholars

Environmental Defense Fund President Fred Krupp addressed senior Robertson Scholars during their “Senior Speaker Series,” offering words of advice and wisdom when it comes to leadership development. “Anything big that’s worth doing needs teamwork, and letting the team know that they’re needed is really important,” Krupp remarked during the talk. Krupp has spent his career…

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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…