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Jamison Kies, from Concord, N.C., is a psychology major with a minor in biology. She is chapter president of Alpha Chi Omega sorority, solicitation sub-chairwoman of the event donations committee of the Carolina For the Kids Foundation and she is involved in the Carolina Pre-Physician Assistant Association and the Order of Omega.

“I could talk all day long about how much I love Carolina and how much Carolina has allowed me to grow as an individual,” she said. 

Kies said her involvement with the N.C. Children’s Hospital through the Carolina For the Kids Foundation developed  her passion for serving. 

“What we do as an organization goes far beyond the excitement of the 24-hour marathon — it is so much more and I have been lucky enough to experience that,” Kies said.

“Making the central tenant of all campaigns a service project is what Carolina is all about. Every candidate has an amazing service project planned, and their excitement for Mr./Miss stems from their project,” Kies said. 

“This campaign matters to me because I am so passionate about the philanthropic aspect of my platform. I want to be able to give the opportunity to all UNC students to give back to the children in the hospital and experience the same joy that I have felt doing the same throughout my time here.”

Kies’ service project will benefit Carolina For the Kids Foundation. 

“By making Valentine’s Day cards for the children hospitalized at the time, the Carolina community can show support for the kids and use a small gesture to make a big difference in their hospital stay,” Kies said. 

“I also want to have a movie showing at the (Varsity Theatre) the night before Valentine’s Day where all proceeds would go to the CFTK total, which helps to provide patients and families with the financial support that insurance can’t always cover.”