With her degree from UNC, Elizabeth McCain hopes to continue the work she’s already begun — learning the stories of the past to help address the issues of the future. An active participant in the Campus Y, McCain served as co-president her junior year.
A former varsity letterman for the U.S. Army men’s soccer team at West Point, Gabriel Whaley has long harbored a greater goal. Growing up, his family couldn’t afford soccer camps — the focus was putting food on the table. So Whaley founded Kicking4Hunger Inc., a nonprofit that runs soccer camps and clinics for kids throughout North Carolina.
For senior Lindsey Jefferies, it’s all about taking flight. In her sophomore year, she launched Born 2 Step, UNC’s only non-Greek-affiliated step team, open to all students at any experience level. After graduation, she intends a more literal kind of launch, as a helicopter pilot in the North Carolina Army National Guard.
Jonathan Fussell’s Tar Heel roots run deep. The 1998 history alum co-runs Duplin Winery, North Carolina’s largest and oldest operating winery, with his brother, Dave. It has been in his family for more than 35 years. (CLICK ON HEADLINE FOR VIDEO EXTRA)
“Brilliant!” “Generous.” “Charismatic!” “Indispensable.” These are a few of the descriptions students and colleagues used to describe the 2012 University Teaching Awards recipients. Twenty-four people in nine different categories received the award, the highest campus-wide recognition for teaching excellence. The winners, many of whom are in the College of Arts and Sciences, were recognized during halftime of the Carolina – … Continued
Like many Carolina undergraduates, Allie Van Vliet and Bowen Kelley wanted a unique internship experience in a foreign land. They got that and more at the Cape Town Refugee Centre in South Africa, where they served as interns as part of an unusual study abroad program.
In the late spring of 1847, a current of excitement ran through Chapel Hill: The president of the United States was coming to town. No such event had ever happened before.