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Hong-An Truong

Hong-An Truong awarded 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship

Associate professor of art Hong-An Truong has been awarded a prestigious 2019 fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applications in the foundation’s 95th competition.


2019 Class of 1938

Seven Students Receive Class of 1938 Summer Project Abroad Fellowship

Seven students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have received Class of 1938 Summer Project Abroad Fellowships for research abroad in summer 2019.


Old Well and tulips

Three UNC Chapel Hill students win Boren Awards

Three UNC students are being recognized by the National Security Education Program with Boren Awards, which support fields of study identified as critical to the national security of the United States, particularly language study.


Abigail Gancz

Commencement profile: Abigail Gancz: ‘A freedom to explore’

By working in labs and Carolina’s makerspaces, graduating senior Abigail Gancz spent four years exploring and redefining her career path.


Hanan Alazzam (Photo by Emily Sullivan). She is sitting on the ground in her blue cap and gown and smiling.

Commencement profile: Hanan Alazzam: Building community

A member of the first cohort of the Carolina Center for Public Service’s MacDonald Community Service Scholars program, graduating senior Hanan Alazzam, a biology major, has spent more than 1,000 of hours over the past three years putting others before herself.


Randi Thompson stands on a large plaza in a black and white dress with her hand on her hip.

Commencement profile: Randi Thompson: Breaking the cycle

Randi Thompson will graduate from Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in public policy and a minor in social and economic justice. In doing so, she will become the first person in her family to graduate from college.


Kolby Hunter, C-STEP Program student speaks during a C-STEP announcement. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, thanks to a grant from the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation, announced an expansion of its nationally recognized Carolina Student Transfer Excellence Program and the creation of a new program to give specialized support to C-STEP students interested in the STEM field. January 11, 2019 (Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

Commencement profile: Kolby Hunter: ‘Where you’re supposed to be’

Graduating senior Kolby Hunter, an exercise and sport science major, overcame many obstacles on his journey to Carolina. With the help of University support programs, he thrived on his way to a college degree.