Gregory is a rising sophomore and an economics and Spanish double major at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a Morehead-Cain Scholar, she is able to take advantage of four summer programs funded by the scholarship foundation.
Last summer, Gregory completed an Outward Bound alpine backpacking course in the Beartooth Mountains of Montana as part of the Outdoor Leadership summer program. For this summer, the Public Service program, Gregory had originally planned to teach English in Tokyo, Japan, but due to swine flu outbreaks, the English school decided to send her back to the United States. As a result, Gregory was offered an internship with Habitat for Humanity of the NC Sandhills for June and July.
Gregory plans to help Habitat for Humanity by working on various projects that will help establish a stronger relationship with the community in Richmond County. “I am very thankful that Habitat has offered me this internship and hope to be as beneficial for the staff and the community as this experience will be for me.”
The Marilyn Herbin house will be the sixth home built by HFH of the N.C. Sandhills since it began building in Richmond County four years ago. Marilyn Herbin’s home will be dedicated on July 9.