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Students Jeanne Cross and Alison Doernberg receive public service awards

Two UNC School of Social Work master’s students were included when UNC’s Carolina Center for Public Service honored 20 individuals and organizations at an annual awards ceremony March 28.

“The students, faculty, staff and University units being honored with these awards exemplify Carolina’s commitment to service and engagement across North Carolina and far beyond,” said Lynn Blanchard, the center’s director. “Their efforts demonstrate the interconnectedness of the University’s three-part mission of teaching, research and service. We are pleased to have such outstanding examples of public service and engaged scholarship to celebrate at UNC.”

Jeanne Cross received a Robert E. Bryan Public Service Award for her work raising awareness and fighting human trafficking, providing anti-trafficking community education through her speaking and fundraising efforts in the state and developing an international field placement in India to serve women and children rescued from human trafficking and sex trade. Cross is a student in our dual degree MSW/M.Div. program with Duke Divinity School.

Alison Doernberg received a Community Engagement Graduate Student Fellowship for her project, “Supporting North Carolina Families Affected by Cancer.”