Terrell Saunders

UNC Greensboro

Terrell Saunders, a third year student at UNC-Greensboro, is a student leader actively working to address hunger and homelessness issues in greater Greensboro. Greensboro is a food desert and Greensboro and High Point are ranked 1st in the nation for Metropolitan Statistical Areas experiencing the food hardships. As of the latest National, State and Local Index of Food Hardship from the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), Greensboro/High Point have a food hardship rate of 27.9%. and 1 in 5 households in Guilford County regularly do not have enough money to buy food. Terrell's ongoing relationships with the Office of Leadership and Service-Learning, Housing and Residence Life, and various organizations on campus, allows him to strengthen his work with the local farmer's markets and food recovery programs in Greensboro. Since starting college, Terrell has taken initiatives to further his leadership, and communication skills through the Bronze Leadership Challenge, by attending LeaderShape summer conference, UNCG Days of Service, and becoming a Peer Leadership Educator. Terrell's goal is to continue his work on hunger and homelessness issues in Greensboro by connecting with more community partners to leverage resources and work together to alleviate hunger and homelessness in our community.

Frank Gilliam Jr.
Chancellor
UNC Greensboro

Personal Statement

I started to become engaged in my community during high school through the Wilson Youth Council. As I transitioned to college I continued my involvement by joining the Make a Difference (MAD) House Living Learning Community(LLC), a LLC committed to service, and began working with the Office of Leadership and Service-Learning. While in the MAD House I learned about social issues that were negatively impacting the overall quality of life for citizens in Greensboro. My work has been focused on addressing hunger and homelessness. However, through my community and civic engagement, I've learned about local immigration issues, organizations working to support adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and challenges facing the LGBTQ community. In January of 2018 I was hired as a LeaderShape On-Site Coordinator and assisted with planning a week long, intense, leadership retreat for 60 undergraduate students from UNCG. This summer I hope to further my "citizen leadership" development by identifying opportunities to learn more about local issues, and how communities can address those issues together.

Terrell Saunders
Dual major: Sociology and Media Studies: Class of May 2019
written 2018

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Terrell Saunders, UNC Greensboro Lizbeth Morales, Univeristy of North Texas at Dallas Evelyn Denisse Monreal Pitones, Universidad de Monterrey Mikita Thompson, University of Baltimore Jayda Williams, University of Central Arkansas Madeline Mills, University of Central Florida Kalen Russell, University of Central Oklahoma Liliana Diaz-Solodukhin, University of Denver Krista Smith, University of Florida Mariana Grijalva, University of Houston-Downtown Marvin Slaughter, University of Illinois at Chicago Alix Fisk, University of Kansas Cynthia Corona, University of La Verne Stephanie Milani, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Josue Rivera Valdez, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Faith Boone, University of Miami Anna Maria Genovesi, University of Michigan-Flint Jennifer Mossgraber, University of Missouri - St. Louis Sophie Moon, University of Montana Spencer Whyte, University of Mount Union Cassandra Griffin, University of Nebraska Omaha Daniel Suber, University of North Carolina Asheville Sreevidhya (Vidhya) Balasubramanian, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Katherine Rasmussen, University of North Florida Brittaney Dyer, University of North Georgia Ashley Sánchez, University of Northern Iowa Prathm Juneja, University of Notre Dame Sabine Brown, University of Oklahoma, Tulsa Heidi Lee, University of Pennsylvania Matthew Bell, University of Puget Sound Victoria Stabile, University of Rhode Island Alicia Jiggetts, University of Richmond Josefina Jaramillo, University of San Diego Daizha Green, University of South Carolina Tiana Burgess, University of South Carolina Beaufort Michael Sullivan, University of St Thomas Wendy Hoang, University of Wisconsin - Madison Yoger Aguilar, University of Wisconsin - Parkside Zoe Betancourt, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Sydney Mastey, University of Wisconsin-Superior
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