School of Education Communication Disorders graduate student Chelsea Privette is garnering statewide attention after being named as one of 29 North Carolina Albert Schweitzer Fellows for April 2014. The fellows will spend the next year learning to effectively address the social factors that impact health and developing lifelong leadership skills. In doing so, they will follow the example set by famed physician-humanitarian Albert Schweitzer, for whom the Fellowship is named.
Communication Disorders associate professor Dr. Sandra Jackson serves as Chelsea’s academic mentor and has advised her through the project. Jackson will continue to advise and supervise Chelsea through this academic year.
Barbara Heffner, director of the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship in North Carolina, describes Chelsea’s work as “impressive.”
“Her motivation for developing her Schweitzer project, Realizing Identity through Success and Experience (RISE), and the work she is doing with minority teens is so inspiring,” Heffner said. “Her academic mentor, Dr. Sandra Jackson, is playing an integral role in Chelsea's success, and we appreciate her long-term participation in the Fellowship. We are deeply grateful for NCCU's support of such an impressive Fellow!”
Faculty, staff and fellow students in the Department of Education are proud of Chelsea, whose work on the Schweitzer project has been featured across the Fellowship’s communications platforms.
Read about it on the ASF Blog: http://www.schweitzerfellowship.org/news/category/uncategorized/using-language-to-close-the-achievement-gap/