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.
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.
Benefits of the Scholars on Campus program include:
- Individualized advising for all four years of college
- Academic support
- Career development opportunities including assistance with networking and internships
- Transitional support as students adjust to their first year on campus (Including a summer retreat, mentorship, and an in-person staff member visit to campus)
- Leadership development opportunities
- Family empowerment, including workshops and information sharing for parents and guardians
Scholars on Campus serves students at institutions across North Carolina and throughout the country including Duke University, Pennsylvania University, Rice University, UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC Greensboro, NC State University, NC A&T University, North Carolina Central University and more.
Students have also received numerous scholarships including:
- Golden Door Scholarship
- Odyssey Scholarship
- GlaxoSmithKline Opportunity Scholarship
- The Dream.US Opportunity Scholarship
- Chancellor Science Scholarship
- Bonner Scholarship
- Rubenstein Scholarship
- QuestBridge National College Match Scholarship
Emily K Center alumni play a valuable role supporting our students as they make college and career decisions. We have had Center Alumni participate in Career Exploration Night, serve as panelists for roundtable discussions with our high school seniors, and host important discussions with students on personal finance, time management, and more.
To follow along with the accomplishments of our alumni and learn about the latest alumni happenings, find us on Instagram @ekcalumni.
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Scholars on Campus students have either graduated from or are currently enrolled at the following schools:
Appalachian State University
California College of the Arts
Delaware State University
Durham Technical Community College
East Carolina University
Eastern Connecticut State University
Loyola University New Orleans
NC A&T State University
North Carolina Central University
North Carolina State University
Oxford College at Emory
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Trinity Washington University
University of North Carolina at Asheville
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
University of North Carolina at Pembroke
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
University of Pennsylvania
University of Virginia
Wake Forest University
Meet the Scholars on Campus Team
Donell MooreDirector of College Success
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 ArandaCollege Persistence Manager
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
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.