Melanie Kieve

Articles by Melanie Kieve

Kimberly P. Johnson M ’10

Johnson pictured with members of the Friendship 9. From left, civil rights activist David Boone, who took part in 1960s sit-ins, and Friendship 9 members Clarence Graham, James Well, Willie McCleod and W.T. “Dub” Massey. CHARLOTTE OBSERVER Righting History In 1961, nine young African-American college students were arrested for sitting at a whites-only lunch counter at […]


Listen to the MISTERs sing “One MISTER”: Providing positive role models in classrooms and communities TEACHING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL was not the future that Daniel Spencer ’09 envisioned as a high school senior in Swansea, South Carolina. With two brothers having dropped out of high school (one of whom served prison time) and parents who didn’t […]

Ryan ’02 and Loran Rogers ’04 Kerrigan

Encouraging Teens to Meet the Challenge Teen gang member “James” arrived at Peak 7 Adventures with a criminal record — and a chip on his shoulder. As part of a community service requirement, James was required to participate in the outdoor adventure rock-climbing program. He had no interest in climbing, only proving his toughness. But […]