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Carolina Excellence

Connect • Discover • Transform

Carolina Excellence is a unique way to help you connect across people, ideas and experiences through programs and opportunities.  You can maximize your involvement to explore who you are, discover your personal brand and develop a record of your accomplishments. It inspires transformative learning and skill development to assist you in taking your next steps and changing the world. Connect, discover and transform. Carolina Excellence… the legacy is yours.

Carolina Excellence fosters learning and success by engaging you in learning opportunities designed to help you develop critical skills or competencies. The initiative emphasizes Dynamic Learning, Personal Growth and Community Engagement.

Dynamic Learning

Dynamic Learning is the process of intellectual exploration that leverages communication skills, creativity and critical thinking to express one’s commitment and capacity to address real world challenges.

Dynamic Learning is demonstrated through development of the following competencies:


Applying diverse forms of expression to share ideas and develop understanding effectively across audiences and contexts


Challenging conventional ideas or understandings through employing the ability to think, react, and work in innovative ways

Critical ThinkingCritical Thinking

Exploring complex issues, ideas and events to form well-reasoned opinions, decisions or conclusions

Personal Growth

Personal Growth is the process through which one achieves authenticity, balance, and purpose while creating a path toward a congruent wholehearted life.

Personal Growth is demonstrated through development of the following competencies:


Having the courage and character to stand by personal and community principles while treating others with fairness and respect


Recognizing and reflecting on the role of one’s own values, feelings, interests, abilities and multiple facets of identity in shaping one’s thoughts and actions


Living life with vitality while negotiating, resolving and growing in the face of challenges

Community Engagement

Community Engagement is the process of taking action with members of a community to positively impact conditions and/or the quality of community life.

Community Engagement is demonstrated through development of the following competencies:

Intercultural Competence Intercultural Competence

Recognizing diverse perspectives to support appropriate and meaningful engagement across varying interpersonal and cultural contexts

Interpersonal Development Interpersonal Development

Forming and sustaining healthy social relationships and the capacity to work effectively with others

 Public Service Public Service

Engaging in activities and partnerships in reflective ways that are individually enriching and beneficial to the common good both locally and globally

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