UNCG Student Jade Young Wins NC Global Leadership Scholarship
Greensboro, N.C. (December 4, 2019) – NC Global Leadership recently announced that UNC Greensboro (UNCG) student Jade Alexandria Young won the Triad organization’s scholarship given to a local university student for study abroad. Young, a sophomore at UNCG from High Point, NC, was awarded $1,000 to help support her study at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. She was among eight finalists nominated by area colleges and universities. A panel of experienced NC Global Leadership “citizen diplomats” selected Young for the organization’s third annual award.
Young, who will study at the Carmarthen Campus of UWTSD in their well-known drama program, already has a distinguished background in school and in theater. She is a UNCG Guarantee Scholar, a Lloyd International Honors College Scholar, a delegate to NC Governor’s School and has appeared in UNCG productions, The Witches, When She Had Wings and Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. She is also earning a Minor in American Sign Language.
“We believe that every student at UNCG should have the opportunity to study abroad,” said UNCG Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. “Making Global Connections is a key component of the University’s strategic plan, and to our holistic commitment to student success. We are proud of Jade and grateful to NC Global Leadership for awarding her this great honor.”
The NC Global Leadership scholarship is modeled after the U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship which enables American students of limited financial means to gain proficiency in diverse languages and cultures, skills that are critically important to their academic and career development.
In announcing Young’s award and thanking the organization’s Scholarship Coordinator Sarah Munro, NC Global Leadership board chair, David Limburg said, “This experience will directly impact Alexandria’s understanding of other cultures as well as further our mission of supporting citizen-to-citizen diplomacy.”
Beth Robertson, Executive Director of NC Global Leadership expressed appreciation for the International Study Departments at NC A&T State University, UNCGreensboro, Guilford College, Greensboro College, Bennett College and High Point University, who were all invited to nominate finalists from their respective schools. She said, “The universities are great partners when we are hosting emerging leaders from other countries. Guests are impressed when we introduce them to the political, social, economic and cultural features of the Triad. It is a fitting way for us to collaborate with the universities to potentially enhance a program for their students.”
Photo caption – High Point native Jade Young and her parents (L-R) mother Daffaney Young, Jade, father Eric Young.
About NC Global Leadership
NC Global Leadership (formerly Piedmont Triad Council of International Visitors, PTCIV) has been designing and implementing professional programs in the Triad since 1990. With the help of friends and volunteers, they provide cultural activities and offer home hospitality opportunities for foreign leaders and specialists participating in the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program. Visit NCGlobalLeadership.org or NCGlobalLeadership/facebook for more information.
About UNC Greensboro
Led by Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr., UNC Greensboro is 1 of only 59 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in NC with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members from 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value. For additional information, please visit uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.