During halftime of NC State’s Homecoming football game versus Boston College, Kati Scruggs was named the 2016 Leader of the Pack. Scruggs, a junior from Belmont, North Carolina majoring in Applied Nutrition Science and Women’s and Gender Studies, is the fifteenth winner of the award.
The Leader of the Pack Program recognizes students who make outstanding contributions to NC State in the areas of leadership, scholarship, and community service. Finalists for the honor are selected based on grade-point average, a personal interview, co-curricular activities, written essays on their leadership and service to the community, and student-body vote.
On campus, Kati works closely with A PACKed Kitchen, a service-learning program that teaches cooking and nutrition classes to low-income members of the Raleigh community. She has also served as a curriculum developer and instructor for The Empowerment Project, a confidence and leadership development program for middle school girls, and as an instructor with Nutrition NUTS, a nutrition education program for at-risk preschool children.
Kati is also Race Director for the 2017 Krispy Kreme Challenge, involved in the Park Scholars and University Scholars programs, and a member of the N.C. State Club Swim Team.