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Congratulations to AIC Ambassador, Elena Jacobs-Polanco (Lumbee), who has been recognized by the Udall Scholarship Foundation with an Honorable Mention! Polanco is UNC-Chapel Hill’s second American Indian student to be recognized by the Udall Foundation.

“I am so proud of Elena and all her accomplishments,” said Amy Locklear-Hertel, director of UNC’s American Indian Center. “Elena is a hard-working Native student scholar and leader at Carolina. She holds great promise for the future of Native nations in the state and beyond. I know she is worthy of this great honor and I’m pleased the Udall Foundation believes so as well.”

Read the full announcement here:


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