ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2018
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2018, students applied to join the Class of 2018 on 285 campuses across 57 nations. 30 campuses worldwide (just 11%) were selected to host the 530 Millennium Fellows in the global pilot this year.
The Class of 2018 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 310,000 people worldwide this year.
“I am honored to be a Millennium Fellow and to have the opportunity to work alongside like-minded individuals who are passionate about working towards positive global change and social impact. I am excited to learn from the other Fellows about their projects, ideas, and experiences and to see how they have created and implemented innovative changes in their communities.”
Millennium Fellowship Project
Rachel’s project is to create a partnership between Furman University and a local nonprofit, the Cancer Survivors Park Alliance (CSPA). The current focus of the project is a lecture series called, “Your Mind & Your Health: The Power of a Positive Environment and Outlook.” The goal of the series is to build awareness among students and community members regarding the impact of cancer and preventative measures that can be taken today. Through this lecture series, she hopes to highlight the relationship between disease, healing, and individual mindset. The proceeds raised from the lectures and related fundraisers will be donated to CSPA in order to help them further their mission of changing the way individuals live with cancer. This fall, she hopes to advance her project by forming a committee of Furman students and other community members, setting the dates for the lectures, identifying and connecting with a minimum of ten speakers, and hosting three fundraising events to fund the lectures.
About the Millennium Fellow
Rachel Campbell-Baier is a junior at Furman University majoring in Economics with a minor in Medicine, Health, and Culture. She hopes to use her degree to work towards providing individuals all over the world with equal access to healthcare and health education. This past summer, Rachel worked as an intern at the Cancer Survivors Park Alliance (CSPA) in downtown Greenville where she developed a passion for supporting those with cancer, helping to connect them with the resources they need to live healthy, happy lives, despite their disease.
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