Interacting with scholars and finalists at his Finalist Program made accepting the Levine Scholarship an easy decision for Ryan Mach ’17. Since his arrival on campus, Ryan has immersed himself in the Charlotte nonprofit community. “Being a 49er means always innovating. The city and community of Charlotte is new and growing, and it shows in the mentality of our students and faculty.”
Ryan’s commitment to Charlotte nonprofits has translated to internships with Right Moves for Youth and Hospice and Palliative Care – Charlotte Region. He also serves as President of the Psychology Student Coalition and Executive Advisor for the University chapter of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. He is a member Psi Chi, the Community of Philosophical Thinkers, and the Dance Marathon PR/Marketing and Family Relations Committees. He has volunteered as a student organizer with outreach activities at James Martin Middle School and the Second Harvest Food Bank. He has also worked as a Self-Assessment Assistant with the University Career Center and a Disciplinary Communication Consultant with Communication Across the Curriculum.
Ryan credits the Levine Scholars Program for connecting him with the city of Charlotte. “Being a scholar giving back to a community that has given to you is really living the ideal of reciprocity. The city and people of Charlotte have invested in us, and I am more than happy to show them they were right to invest.”