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Samantha Grounds ’21 of Marietta, Ga., arrived on campus in August 2017 as one of Carolina’s first Lookout Scholars. This donor-funded initiative supports first-generation college students, providing the resources they need to succeed at Carolina. Samantha is part of the inaugural class of 40 Lookout Scholars and comes to UNC with an impressive set of skills, experiences and accomplishments. After … Continued
PlayMakers Repertory Company and the department of dramatic art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have received a $12 million gift to significantly increase the University’s performing arts programming by expanding educational opportunities for students and enhancing performance and outreach offerings available to the community.
The White House announced its intent on Aug. 3 to nominate Duke Buchan III ’85 as Ambassador to the Kingdom of Spain and the Principality of Andorra.
A four-year, $1.5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will significantly advance Carolina’s efforts in humanities education, research and teaching at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
It’s been 87 years since Hill Hall was first dedicated as the home of UNC’s department of music. On Feb. 8, this storied building was presented anew after a $15 million, 18-month renovation. The celebration included musical performances from faculty and students and remarks from Chancellor Carol Folt; Kevin Guskiewicz, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences; Louise Toppin … Continued
At Carolina, approximately 20 percent of undergraduates are first-generation college students. Those students are twice as likely as other students to leave college before the start of their second year. Sunny and Lee Burrows hope to change that. The couple recently established the Lookout Scholars First-Generation Students Fund to create a learning community that will provide support for such students … Continued
An $18 million gift from three alumni siblings of the Shuford family of Hickory, North Carolina, will more than double the size of the nationally ranked undergraduate entrepreneurship program based in UNC’s College of Arts & Sciences.