09/11/05 — Student picked for UNC Honors Study Program

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Student picked for UNC Honors Study Program

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on September 11, 2005 2:01 AM

Erika Marie Stallings, a 2003 graduate of Eastern Wayne High School and a Morehead Scholar, has been selected to participate in the UNC Honors Study Abroad Program in Cape Town, South Africa. She will intern at the Institute for Democracy of South Africa in the HIV/AIDS monitoring unit and attend classes at the University of Cape Town.

She was awarded a $5,000 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and the Institute of International Education.

Over the summer of 2005, she traveled to Austria to participate in the UNC Burch Field Research seminar on the former Yugoslavia. She attended classes in Vienna for three weeks and for two weeks at UN field sites in Croatia and Bosnia.

Currently a junior at UNC-Chapel Hill majoring in biology/political science, she is the daughter of Samanthia Lee and the granddaughter of Ethelene Stallings.