Greetings Friends of the American Indian Center!
We are pleased to announce the hiring of the newest member of The Finish Line Project team, Elizabeth Qua Lynch, who will serve in the capacity of Native Student Engagement Coordinator at the American Indian Center.
Ms. Lynch is a citizen of the Haliwa-Saponi Indian Tribe and is originally from Warrenton, North Carolina. She received a Master of Public Health with a concentration in Community Healthy Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Qua brings with her strong connections to each of the Tribal Nations in North Carolina and beyond the state, due her lifelong community service. Qua will start at the Center on September 14.
The Native Student Engagement Coordinator will implement programs and supports for the American Indian students on their path to degree completion. The Finish Line Project is a 4-year grant funded position from The Finish Line Project. The Finish Line Project is funded by an over 3 million dollars grant awarded through the U.S. Department of Education’s competitive program called The First in the World. For more information on the grant award please see the following UNC Press Release regarding The Finish Line Project.