Megan Curling ‘23 named Elon University Youth Trustee

The 2023 Elon graduate from Walnut Cove, N.C., will serve a two-year term on the Elon University Board of Trustees.

The Elon University Board of Trustees has elected 2023 graduate Megan Curling to a two-year term as a youth trustee on the board.

Megan Curling ’23

Originally from Walnut Cove, N.C., Curling was a Communications Fellow and Lumen Scholar during her time at Elon. She majored in public health studies and journalism with a minor in human service studies. A recipient of the Lumen Prize, she explored the cultural and environmental impact of the Tungkum gold mine in northeast Thailand, with her research including interviewing 30 residents during four weeks of independent travel in the villages of Na Nong Bong and Huay Phuk. Her work included serving as a communications volunteer for the Radical Grandma Collective in Na Nong Bong, which supports the work of environmental justice activists in northeast Thailand.

Curling was named to the President’s List or Dean’s List throughout her time at Elon and she is a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society, the Tau Upsilon Alpha National Human Service Studies Honor Society and the Kappa Omicron Nu National Human Services Honor Society. She received the Outstanding Senior Award in Journalism from the School of Communications in April and the William Moseley Brown Leadership Award at the Omicron Delta Kappa awards ceremony in May.

An active student leader, Curling served as vice president of finance for the Student Government Association during her senior year, a role that saw her managing the organization’s budget as comptroller for the nine-person finance board. She was deeply involved in LEAF (Lutherans, Episcopalians and Friends) during her four years at Elon, serving as the organization’s president during her senior year. She was a student representative on the 1923 Engagement Committee, which worked to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1923 fire at Elon, and was a student board member of the Harvest Table Culinary Group, which provides dining services at Elon.

Curling was an apartment manager for Residence Life during her senior year and she served as a university tour guide for the Office of Admissions. She completed internships with the Burlington Housing Authority, Crisis Control Ministry in Winston-Salem, Kaleideum in Winston-Salem and the United Way of Alamance County in Burlington.

Following graduation, Curling will be working with Cone Health and Alamance Regional Medical Center through the Elon Year of Service Fellows Program. She joins Jovani Medez-Sandoval as the second youth trustee on the board and will serve through May 2025.