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Building a Community

Rachel Schaevitz is launching new collaborations to serve North Carolina.

Rachel Schaevitz is launching new collaborations to serve North Carolina.

A passion for public service is in Rachel Schaevitz’s DNA. Her family instilled in her the importance of being involved in your community — whether through volunteer efforts, a chosen career path or a stint in public office.

In her new position with Carolina Public Humanities (CPH), she’s launching new collaborations with the Town of Chapel Hill, community colleges, museums, movie theaters and nonprofits to advance the University’s mission of serving the state.

“It’s nice to be a bridge between the University and the town of Chapel Hill and to understand both worlds,” she said. “I feel so grateful to be at Carolina and CPH…”

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The Mellon-funded Humanities for the Public Good initiative has been helping to support Schaevitz’s partnerships with community colleges. She received a Faculty Engagement Award, which is designed to catalyze connections between humanities faculty and collaborators beyond the campus to do socially significant work.

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