Tanner Parks, of Atlanta, GA, graduated in May of 2016 with degrees in Communication Studies with a track in Organizational Communication and International Studies with a concentration on the continent of Africa. After graduation, Tanner will spend three years working for Young Life in Charlotte. Through the opportunities provided by the Levine Scholars Program, Tanner interned with Young Life, With Open Eyes and Wine to Water. As part of his With Open Eyes internship, he spent a month in Kenya working in the field and conducting research. “The experiences I have had are simply amazing. The Levine Scholars Program has allowed me to put aside so many of the obstacles that could have gotten in my way and focus on getting the absolute most out of my four years at UNC Charlotte,” Tanner reflected. As a dedicated volunteer with Young Life, Tanner worked with students at a local high school, and he was also actively involved in Patchwork Epiphany, an annual art auction that supports the Levine Children’s Hospital and Charlotte Dance Marathon.