Scholars on Campus

Serving students in college

Scholars on Campus ensures that students successfully transition to higher education by supporting their academic and campus engagement, career planning, and financial responsibility.

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Scholars on Campus supports students who have completed the Emily K Center Scholars to College program as they transition to, persist in, and graduate from college. Our Scholars on Campus staff stay connected to students throughout their time on campus and provide individualized support and guidance via phone, email, and social media. Additionally, students can participate in a variety of specially cultivated workshops and events designed to help them succeed in college and secure careers post-graduation. Scholars on Campus also hosts parent empowerment sessions so that families are well prepared to support their student’s college journey.

 

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Impact

81 %
of Scholars on Campus students are first generation college students
96 %
of students are enrolled at four-year colleges or universities
81 %
of Scholars on Campus students graduate from college in four years

Meet the Scholars on Campus Team

Donell Moore

Director of College Success
dmoore@emilyk.org
919-680-0308 x2007

Donell has held a variety of roles at the Emily K Center since he joined the team full-time in 2013. Currently, Donell serves as the Director of College Success for the Scholars on Campus program. He earned his B.S. from North Carolina Central University and is working toward his M.A. in counseling.

Favorite late-night college snack: Ritz crackers and easy squeeze cheese
Favorite college course: Elements of Speech

Kiara Aranda

College Persistence Manager
karanda@emilyk.org
919-680-0308 x2007

Kiara joined the Emily K Center in 2016. After four years working with high school students, Kiara transitioned into the role of college persistence manager and now works directly with our students in college. She earned her B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Favorite late-night college snack: Good Morning Camper bagel from Alpine Bagel
Favorite School Supply: Planner, calendar, pens… anything related to organization

Student Spotlight

Meet Ednan, North Carolina A&T State University Student

Ednan is currently a Scholars on Campus student at North Carolina A&T State University studying mechanical engineering with a minor in applied mathematics. During his time at NC A&T, Ednan has been a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society and the university’s chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Ednan has also participated on the school’s Honda Quiz Bowl trivia team. After his first year on campus, Ednan attended a summer program at Duke University which culminated with the chance for Ednan and his teammates to present their summer research at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students. The summer before his junior year, Ednan completed an internship with Lockheed Martin. In addition to these endeavors, Ednan has remained committed and connected to the Center, serving as a facilitator for our College After Dark retreat session, where incoming first-year college students learn about realities of college from current Scholars on Campus students.