Letter from the Executive Director

Dear Carolina Community,

I am thrilled to announce that Zack Newbauer will take over as the Executive Director for the 2014-2015 academic year. His passion, excitement, and vision for the scholarship has served as a driving force for our Executive Committee this year and I am ecstatic to see where the Scholarship goes under his leadership.


This spring has been a very exciting time for the scholarship. We have been working with Sarah and Kyle to plan their summers, have held several fundraising events, interviewed and selected the 2014-2015 Executive Committee members, and got together with everyone involved with the Scholarship a few times to catch up and get to know each other better. In the coming year, we hope to be able to award three scholarships. As always, thank you for your continuing support.

Our newest scholars, Kyle Villemain and Sarah MacLean, are excited to embark on their summer experiences. Sarah plans to explore the medical and cultural awareness of autism and other developmental disorders in the United States and Peru. Kyle will be working in Chapel Hill doing a combination of United Nations work with the Water Institute and University work through his position as Student Body Vice President.  We are sad to see Paige and Emma graduate, but could not be more thrilled to send off two more amazing scholars into the world.

Please join me in congratulating the 2014-2015 Executive Committee!

Zack Newbauer – Executive Director

John Farmer – Director of Operations

Rachel Gogal – Director of Campus Development

CeeCee Obi-Gwacham – Director of External Development

Ashley Casson – Director of Public Relations 

Blake Hauser – Director of Scholars Programs

Rachel Gentry – Secretary/Treasurer

Mahmoud Saad – Second-Year at Large 

We are all so looking forward to a new and exciting year for the scholarship!

In the Carolina Way,

Elizabeth Davis