Peter, better known as "Jamal," Moore was named the 2018 Outstanding Human Services Student by the North Carolina Organization for Human Services (NCOHS). Each year, nominations are accepted from all community colleges with Human Services programs. A review panel looks at all the applications and selects a winner.
Nominees must have a 3.5 GPA or better, and must demonstrate commitment to the field of human services through leadership and academic pursuits.
Jamal has volunteered with food pantry, prison, and nursing home ministries. He has earned certifications outside his required curriculum including Mental Health First Aid, Darkness to Light child abuse stewardship, and Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) suicide gatekeeper training. Jamal also interned with FirstHealth and Sandhills Center doing community wellness activities. He is an avid activist in his community and wants to make a difference in people's lives.
Jamal received a $450 scholarship and was recognized on Friday at the NCOHS conference. He is pictured with Amy Frieary, his instructor (left), at the conference. Way to go Jamal! MCC is proud to call you a Trailblazer!