Campus briefs

Sep. 09, 2013 @ 10:41 AM

Local students graduate over the summer in Asheville, Boston

- Jessie Kann of Chapel Hill received a bachelor’s degree from the School of Nursing and Health Sciences at Simmons College in Boston.

- Jacob Price Webb Bowden of Durham and Gregory Thompson Tunstall of Bahama graduated from UNC-Asheville in August.


UNC-CH listed as a top producer of Teach For America corps members

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is ranked No. 6 in Teach For America’s top-20 listing of large schools that have produced the most corps members this year.

About 7 percent of UNC-CH’s senior class applied to Teach For America’s 2013 corps, and 57 students were accepted into the program, according to a Teach For America release.

Teach For America corps members are graduates and professionals who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools. The program recruits on more than 850 college campuses, seeking seniors and graduates from all academic majors and backgrounds who have demonstrated achievement, perseverance, leadership, commitment to educational equity, and a deep respect for diverse experiences and backgrounds, according to the release.

This fall, more than 11,000 first- and second-year corps members will be teaching in high-need classrooms across 48 regions. The 5,900 incoming corps members represent more than 800 colleges and universities across the nation.