Chancellor Carol Folt presents Brittany Brattain 3L with the Robert E. Bryan Public Service Award for her work with the UNC Cancer Pro Bono Project. Photo by Rhesa Versola.
The University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill recognized Brittany Brattain 3L during an April 5
Public Service Awards celebration hosted by the Carolina Center for Public
Service. Nine individuals and groups received awards for projects including community-based
services for the elderly, pro bono legal assistance and a refugee health
“Service to others is at the heart of how a great public university
engages with and serves its communities,” said Chancellor Carol L. Folt. “The recipients of this year’s awards exemplify
the best of blending public service and engaged scholarship to serve the public
good. I am honored to recognize their meaningful and profoundly impactful
Brattain was one of five winners of the Robert E. Bryan Public Service Award, which recognizes students, staff and faculty for exemplary public
service efforts. Brattain, a
law student and member of the UNC School of Law Pro Bono Program, received the
graduate and professional student award for her work with the UNC Cancer Pro Bono
Project. Students in this program, supervised by volunteer lawyers, talk at the
cancer center with patients and their families about financial and health care
powers of attorney and living wills. In her role as special projects
coordinator, Brattain recruited student and attorney volunteers to serve at
clinics; developed training protocol for student volunteers; created client
files for clinics; and developed an institutionalized and automated system that
will ensure the longevity of the project.
Learn more about
the center and the awards at http://ccps.unc.edu.
-April 7, 2017