Recycling Coordinator Feletia Lee Receives the Janet B. Royster Memorial Scholarship

Friday, February 18, 2022

UNCW Recycling Coordinator Feletia Lee ’16M is among the eight recipients of the UNC System Staff Assembly’s Janet B. Royster Memorial Scholarship. The highly competitive scholarship provides full-time, non-faculty employees of the UNC System assistance towards earning a degree or other professional certification. Recipients are chosen by a selection committee.

Lee, who joined UNCW in 2019 as a recycling technician, is using the scholarship to earn the TRUE Advisor Certificate. This certification recognizes zero-waste professionals who are committed to advocating for zero waste values and policies.

“As the recycling coordinator, it's been my goal to shift away from the perspective of waste as just trash. We should look as waste as a resource,” said Lee. “We should manage our waste as a resource that has value and worth, and take responsibility for the waste we generate and manage it proactively. I hope that through the tools I learn in this program, I can help further the efforts of UNCW to become zero-waste.”

The Janet B. Royster Memorial Staff Scholarship Fund was created in August 2011 by the UNC Staff Assembly in memory of UNC-TV employee Janet B. Royster in recognition of her leadership and dedication to all UNC employees.

-- Venita Jenkins