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DeAndre Sawyer and Kacie Horton sit at desks in a classroom smiling at each other, wearing their caps and gowns.

From kindergarten to Carolina

Kacie Horton and DeAndre Sawyer have been at each other’s side for almost two decades. The two graduating Tar Heels will celebrate another milestone together this weekend at Spring Commencement.

Emma turns her head to the side and nods, wearing her graduation cap, in the Carolina Gaming Arena.

Art + science: Senior embraces humanities and STEM at Carolina

Emma Zhang is headed to a job with a private investment firm in Boston after graduation. With majors in biology and computer science and a minor in French, she has championed an interdisciplinary Tar Heel experience.

Headshot of Sophie Hass leaning against a column in Wilson Library, a small statue in the background.

Illuminating untold stories about the American South

After graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill in May, senior Sophie Hass will attend Columbia University to study historic preservation through a storytelling lens and a focus on the American South.

Austin Foushee sits with a laptop that is open to the Parr Center for Ethics' website.

A champion for ethical discussions

Senior Austin Foushee’s commitment to the National High School Ethics Bowl has helped encourage the next generation of deep thinkers and inspired the program’s first alumni scholarship.

Drawing of a squirrel in a dress suit and tie with text "How to Dress a Squirrel" written above the photo.

Bookmark This

Bookmark This is a feature that highlights new books by College faculty and alumni. This month’s featured book is “This Isn’t Going to End Well: The True Story of a Man I Thought I Knew” by Daniel Wallace, J. Ross MacDonald Distinguished Professor of English and Creative Writing.

Clare Bunschoten stands in the middle of colorful green trees and flowers in the NY Botanical Garden.

Extracting Extraordinary Things

Graduate student Claire Bunschoten spent a year at The New York Botanical Garden unpacking the history and culture tied to one of America’s favorite flavors: vanilla.

Screen shot of Clara Yang playing the piano.

Inspiring creativity

The piano is more than just an instrument for Clara Yang. It’s a refuge and creative outlet. As an associate professor in the music department, she’s sharing that connection with Tar Heels to inspire the next generation of musicians.