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Jurisdiction: Clinton

University: East Carolina University

Hometown: Beulaville, NC

Sylveonna Holmes served her fellowship in the City of Clinton, where she assisted various departments with research, data analysis, planning, and community event management. Her projects included a report on overtime accrual by city firefighters, resulting in governmental cost savings and the hiring of additional firefighters, as well as research leading to the sale of a brownfield property owned by the City. During her fellowship,

Holmes is a graduate of East Carolina University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in interpersonal and organizational communication with a minor in leadership studies. While at ECU, she was a service leadership assistant for Pirate P.A.L.S. (Peers Advocating Learning Success) in the Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement, where she also served as a mentor for other service leadership assistants. Holmes was inducted into the Sigma Alpha Pi honor society and received a Community Impact Award from the North Carolina Campus Compact for her service in Greenville.

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