2020 Harvey Beech Scholarship Recipients
Dimple is a junior majoring in Statistics and Analytics and minoring in Social and Economic Justice and Entrepreneurship. She is a member of the 2020 Adams Apprenticeship and Dean’s List Recipient in Spring 2018 and Fall 2019. During her time at Carolina, she has been deeply involved in Carolina Women in Business, acting as a mentor for club members and serving as the Vice President of Finance. Her time on the executive board has been focused on increasing opportunities and resources for women at UNC interested in a business career by working to make the club more affordable for its members. She also serves on the board of Carolina Creates, where she has worked to help students overcome various barriers in order to encourage student creativity, innovation, and collaboration. As an Admissions Ambassador, she enjoys sharing her Carolina journey by giving tours and speaking with potential students in hopes of encouraging students from diverse backgrounds to join the Carolina family. She also loves to dance on UNC Chalkaa, UNC’s nationally-ranked competitive Bollywood fusion dance team.
She will be interning with Ernst & Young in the summer of 2020 as a Business Advisory Intern in their National Healthcare practice. Dimple hopes to leverage her experiences at Carolina to work towards her goal of making healthcare accessible and affordable in America. She is thankful to receive this award and hopes to continue Harvey Beech’s legacy to pursue equity and equal opportunity for all.
Samuel Ndukwe is a junior majoring in Health Policy and Management. He serves as a mentor for the Student National Medical Association Future Leaders in Health Program and as a leader for the Communiversity Youth Program. “I am passionate about mentorship because I would not be where I am today if it were not for my mentors pouring into me,” he says. He is also a student ambassador for the Gillings School and a Buckley Public Service Scholar. “As a Gillings ambassador, I have been able to enter spaces that lack diversity and demonstrate how exceptional people of color can perform.”
He has also studied health equity and disparities that burden families in underprivileged communities and applied this knowledge to medical trips in Honduras where he was able to help establish family clinics and assist doctors with treating families in rural areas. “Ultimately,” he says, “I hope to divert the trajectory of health trends burdening low-income and minority groups and redefine black male leadership in a way that enables black men to be unapologetically unique in every field.”
2019 Harvey Beech Scholarship Recipients
LUIS CARLOS AMAYA-VILLA
Luis was born in La Junta, Colorado, but claims Henderson, NC as his home. He is a rising junior, majoring in Sociology with a minor in Education. Luis is a first-generation college student and the first person from his family to graduate high school in the U.S., as well as the first out of his entire family to make it as far as he has in education. He prides himself on working hard and being the best at whatever he does. “My adjustment to UNC has been long and hard,” he says, “but I am forever blessed by God to be in the situation that I am in. I am honored to receive the Harvey Beech Scholarship and [continuing on] his legacy. Go Heels!
Camaryn is a rising junior majoring in Business Administration at the Kenan-Flagler Business School. She was a Hayden B. Renwick Academic Achievement Awardee and made the Dean’s List in Fall 2018 and Fall 2019. Camaryn is a part of the Carolina Union Activities Board (CUAB) Entertainment Committee, the Black Student Movement and the Minority Student Recruitment Committee. She served as an Achieving Carolina Excellence (ACE) Legacy Leader and is also involved with Queen in You, which is a club to mentor young girls in professionalism, self-esteem, scholarship and service. Camaryn is pursuing a career in financial services because she has a passion for increasing financial stability among the African American community. She will be interning with Wells Fargo in Charlotte, NC in summer 2019.
2018 Harvey Beech Scholarship Recipients
2017 Harvey Beech Scholarship Recipients
L-R: Nicole Ward (’19), Afi Bello (’19), Marquise Drayton (’19)
Nicole is a rising junior majoring in Exercise and Sports on the pre-Nursing track. Her passion for healthcare and her community has lead her to volunteer with several organizations on and off-campus. She regularly spends time as a pediatric cuddler at UNC hospitals and as a childcare volunteer at the Compass Center for Women. She also volunteers as an after-school tutor at a local community center. As a member of the Minority Nursing Student Association (MNSA), she works to provide information, recourse and opportunities for minority students that wish to pursue nursing. While working to improve her GPA, she received her Certified Nursing Assistant license and plans to further volunteer in nursing homes in the community.
Marquise is a rising junior majoring in African African-American & Diaspora Studies and Dramatic Art. As a Carolina Millennial Scholar through D&I, he has had the opportunity to take part in seminars and workshops that aid in the personal development of minority men. Marquise is dedicated to making UNC a safe and welcoming place through volunteering as a tour guide with the Minority Student Recruitment Committee. He is also a student ambassador with the Carolina Black Caucus and works to bridge the gap between students and faculty to provide educational opportunities for students of color.
Afi is a rising junior majoring in African & African-American & Diaspora Studies and Communication Studies. She is an active volunteer within several programs in D&I. She has given campus tours for programs such as Dia de Bienvenidos, helped teach classes during Tar Heel Decision Day and even returned to her high school to recruit minority students through Tarheel Target. After struggling to find her place at UNC after her first year, Afi decided to dedicate her time to making incoming minority students feel comfortable in their transition to college. As an Achieving Excellence at Carolina (ACE) legacy leader, she set out to make a positive impact on incoming freshmens’ Carolina experience.