Arts & Sciences Foundation
Distinguished service awards were presented to former College of Arts & Sciences Dean Karen Gil and Alumna Barbara Hyde at a meeting of the Arts and Foundation Board of Directors on May 3.
Donna Sorgi ’69 has honored her Carolina experience and a special professor and mentor with her recent bequest to her alma mater. Sorgi and her husband, David Bernstein, have chosen to leave their legacy with Carolina by making a planned gift to the Institute for the Arts and Humanities (IAH) founded by Professor Ruel W. Tyson, Jr. “Carolina meant a … Continued
A desire to support and value the pursuit of equity in the liberal arts inspired a gift to encourage diversity in the field of philosophy, on campus and beyond. Robert Balter, who died in 2007, was honored by his daughter, Rebecca Balter, and widow, Katherine Seligmann, with the Balter Fund for Quality, Diversity and Inclusiveness in Philosophy. This fund pays … Continued
The dedication of Hill Hall Feb. 8 celebrated the changes 18 months and $15 million of private gifts had brought to the department of music building, which turns 100 this year.
Growing up in rural North Carolina during the Great Depression, Grover Elmer Murray, Jr. understood the importance of sharing resources with those in need. This led him to establish the Dr. Grover Elmer Murray, Jr. Field Camp Scholarship at UNC-Chapel Hill, a place where he was once a student in need when financial aid and student loans did not exist. … Continued
What was once old has been made new again. Built in 1966 as the Chapel Hill Public Library, the building is now the home of the Arts and Sciences Foundation, the fundraising arm for the College of Arts and Sciences. Named for R. Duke Buchan III ’85 and his family, the building, located at 523 E. Franklin St., will be … Continued
“You have to prove them wrong, James. You have to!” These words of encouragement still resonate for James Wellons ’86. Wellons earned a double major in political science and African-American studies at Carolina and later graduated from the Beasley School of Law at Temple University. Today, he lives in Philadelphia and is chief legal officer at Cherry Hill, N.J.-based Bancroft … Continued