Makala Carrington is a Public Health major and Psychology minor at UNC Charlotte. She is the current President of the Public Health Association, the Event Coordinator for Cheer Nation, a Resident Advisor in Witherspoon Hall, a Leadership Fellow, and a Wellness Ambassador. Makala applied to the University Honors Program with the intention of building connections with other students and faculty, forming interpersonal relationships, and engaging in academic curriculum that would challenge her abilities. In addition achieving these goals, she feels that her experience through the UHP service requirements, which she has come to love, have opened her up to and made her willing to serve in many different capacities by allowing her to volunteer with a variety of organizations, serving a variety of causes.
Makala has also served as an Intern for the American Red Cross, an experience that allowed her to formulate relationships with...Read more
Sophie is a Biology major and member of the Forty-Niners Women’s Soccer team. She began her UNC Charlotte soccer career in the fall of 2016 with preseason matchups across the pond in England and Ireland. Playing in 19 out of 22 games in the 2016 season, Sophie helped lead the team to victory as the 2016 Conference USA Champions. Following their victory, they took on Duke University in their first NCAA tournament since 2008. The 2017 season began with Sophie as a starter for each of the six games so far. She looks forward to a strong season after scoring in the fall exhibition game against Georgia State. Off the field, Sophie also excels academically by maintaining a 4.0 GPA and receiving the C-USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal. Her experience being a student athlete has helped her to develop strong time management, organizational, and communication skills. These skills allow her to work closely with her professors to create the flexible study plans that make traveling...Read more
Sarah Crawley is a member of UHP majoring in both Japanese and International Studies. In 2016-2017, she spent a year studying abroad in Kyoto, Japan at Doshisha University. Ever since she was a child, she has been fascinated with traditional Japanese culture. She felt that Kyoto was the best place to take part in that culture because of the many traditional Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, and villages. In addition to those things, Sarah has also been able to experience Ikebana (the Japanese art of flower arrangement), meet Geisha, meditate in a temple, attend various festivals, and learn the Japanese tea ceremony.
Although she says the most difficult thing is being away from family, she has made many friends at Doshisha University and looks forward to meeting new Japanese exchange students at UNC Charlotte in the coming year. Sarah says, “If your goal is to master a language, definitely go for the year abroad if you can....Read more