Journal for Undergraduate Community Engaged Projects

2021-22 Community Engaged Scholar Graduates

2022 CES Graduates pose for a group photo at the Undergraduate Research Symposium
2022 Community Engaged Scholar graduates and faculty advisors pause for a group photograph at the Undergraduate Research Forum

The recipients of this distinction are labeled below, along with the link to their paper and their picture. Each student has demonstrated the importance of community based research and have thoroughly demonstrated their compassion for community based growth and involvement for a healthier and happier community.


Caroline Roberts, Braden Ball, Michael Fortini

  • Project: Six Ways for Students to Enact Community Change Through a Racial Equity Ambassador Program
  • Community Partner: Asheville City Schools Foundation
  • Faculty Advisor: Carla Hung, Anthropology


Sarah Branagan:

  • Project: The Community’s Classroom: Promoting Place-Based Environmental Education at Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary in Asheville, NC
  • Community Partner: Blue Ridge Audubon
  • Faculty Advisor: Alison Ormsby, Environmental Studies


Molly Hackett:

  • Project: The Fight for Racial Justice in Asheville: Supporting the Racial Justice Coalition’s Walk the Walk Campaign
  • Community Partner: The Racial Justice Coalition (RJC)
  • Faculty Advisor: Ameena Batada, Health and Wellness


Emma McGann:

  • Project: Asheville’s Heritage Trees: Sampling and Benefit Assessment
  • Community Partner: City of Asheville’s Tree Protection Task Force
  • Faculty Advisor: Ameena Batada, Health and Wellness


Tristan Lashea:

  • Project: Brother Wolf’s Business Model and Practices: Sustainability of a Non-Profit Animal Rescue Organization
  • Community Partner: Brother Wolf Animal Rescue
  • Faculty Advisor: Amanda Wray, English


Madeleine Scoggin: 

  • Project: Flower Buckets: How Supporting Community Organizations Allows for Growth and Success Within Communities 
  • Community Partner: Hood Huggers International
  • Faculty Advisor: Kenneth Betsalel, Political Science


Caitlin Tricomi:

  • Project: Imagining a New Future for Food Justice: Developing a Food Reparations Policy Brief for Reparative Actions in Asheville, NC
  • Community Partner: Asheville-Buncombe Food Policy Council (ABFPC)
  • Faculty Advisor: Ameena Batada, Health and Wellness


Aryelle Jacobsen: