Chapel Hill: Community

Notables: Nov. 30

Brenda Stephens
Brenda Stephens


Juliana Powell

of Chapel Hill has been selected as a UNC Phillips Ambassador for study abroad in Asia in spring 2015. Powell, an Asian studies major with a double minor in speech & hearing sciences and chemistry, will study at Keio University in Tokyo. Phillips Ambassadors are selected twice a year and receive $5,000 each to defray the cost of a UNC-approved study abroad program in Asia. Recipients are selected based on academic achievement, strong communications skills, intellectual curiosity and ambition, evidence of generous service to campus and community, and a previous record of leadership. Powell is a graduate of East Chapel Hill High School.

• Girl Scouts of N.C. Coastal Pines has designated

Girl Scout Troop #1010

of Orange County as one of 12 Daisy’s Dozen Elite Troops for its 2013-14 membership year. Troop members were presented with their awards at an afternoon ceremony Nov. 2 at Camp Mary Atkinson in Selma. In honor of the vision that Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low, affectionately known as “Daisy,” had for girls, the Daisy’s Dozen Troop Assessment Program was created by Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines to help ensure girls are receiving an enriching Girl Scout experience. After reviewing hundreds of assessments, twelve out of the council’s approximately 1,500 troops were selected from across the council’s 41-county region.


Brenda Stephens

was recently elected to the N.C. School Boards Association Board of Directors. Stephens is serving her fourth term as an Orange County Schools Board of Education member.


Summit Design and Engineering Services

has won two engineering awards for its work as the design and engineering consultant on Hillsborough’s Riverwalk.

The firm, which has corporate headquarters in Hillsborough, won the Grand Award and the People’s Choice Award at the Engineering Excellence Awards Gala of the American Council of Engineering Companies of North Carolina on Nov. 13.

The statewide competition evaluates a project based on a multitude of factors, including innovative approaches, future value to the engineering profession, complexity and exceeding client/owner needs. Thirteen projects were honored with awards, with gala attendees voting on the People’s Choice Award during the cocktail hour.

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