After visiting campus and meeting the current Levine Scholars during the Finalist Program, Caroline Fowle ’17 said she met people whom she wanted to emulate. She saw the students as not only driven and smart, but also genuinely kind, supportive, and committed to bettering the community. “Levine Scholars are an eclectic group of introverts, extroverts, musicians, dancers, problem-solvers, football-lovers and futbol-lovers.” Caroline, who is majoring in economics with minors in Chinese and Spanish, also fell in love with Charlotte. “There are so many fun neighborhoods and areas to explore, and there are always great restaurants to try, new exhibits to explore, and community events to attend.”
While studying abroad in Chile and Spain, Caroline took classes in art, architecture, history and literature. As the Head of Charlotte Development for Bee Downtown, Caroline engages companies to sponsor hives in Uptown Charlotte. She spent a summer teaching math to public school students in Mississippi through the Meridian Freedom Project. After completing an economic development internship, Caroline served as a retail contractor for Charlotte Center City Partners. She completed research and presented a poster at the State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium. Caroline is a member of the Business Honors Program, the Community Garden Planning Task Force and the Dance Marathon Moral and Catering Committees.
Caroline says accepting the Levine Scholarship is the one single act that she can isolate as having changed her life in the best way. “The freedom to dream and explore is priceless. I have traveled the world, been inspired hundreds of times, made life-long friends, and decided to approach tasks with a fearless curiosity and commitment to the cause.”