“The scholarship helped me feel believed in,” Burrell said. “Things like being in the band weren’t about building a resume. It was my passion, and it was how I believed I could best be involved in Carolina.”
“To whom much is given, much is required.” This is what Latonya Brown-Puryear always remembers her father saying. The physician took his words to heart when she endowed a scholarship to the Summer Bridge Program.
Thanks to a new $631,000 grant from the Kern Family Foundation, a new assessment project will be led by Viji Sathy, associate dean for evaluation and assessment in undergraduate education in the College of Arts & Sciences.
As the No. 2 ranked clinical psychology graduate program (U.S. News and World Report, 2020), UNC’s department of psychology and neuroscience has a long history of faculty fostering strong working relationships with students. In the late 1970s, one such student was Thomas Wadden (Ph.D. clinical psychology ’81), a native of Washington, D.C.
The newly formed department of earth, marine and environmental sciences received a vote of confidence from College alumni Jennifer Watson Roberts ’82 and Manley Roberts ’80, who have created the Roberts-Watson Family Environmental Scholars Program.
In a story seemingly made-for-TV, Cliff Huang, Ph.D. ’68, weaves a tale that is truly rags to (academic) riches. It’s a story that led him to recently make a $1.5 million gift to support graduate students in the department of economics.
The Carolina Blue Honors Fellowship has been expanded to reach more UNC students with additional funding from Ricky May. This will build on the Carolina Blue Fellowship’s momentum pre-COVID-19 and will ensure the long-term success of the program.
Associate professor Benjamin Arbuckle and graduate student Christine Mikeska are examining remains of animal teeth excavated from two Bronze Age cities — Hattusa and Tell Bderi — to explore fundamental questions about how these early urban centers supported populations of several thousand people.
The Gafinowitz family has made a lasting pledge to the department of African, African American and diaspora studies in honor of professor Eunice Sahle’s excellence in teaching, research, leadership and mentorship.