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Forging connections with veterans through literature

March 29, 2022

English faculty member Hilary Lithgow has led a North Carolina Humanities’ Veterans Reading Group for over five years, building relationships among group participants and reaching across political, social and generational divides.

Carolina salutes its employee veterans

November 11, 2020

Carolina salutes its 342 employees who are U.S. military veterans with stories of a grandfather’s influence starting a soldier’s path to leadership, an unlikely sailor from the NC mountains, and an Air Force veteran who directs Carolina’s Veterans Resource Center. 

Supporting Carolina veterans: Collin O’Donnell

November 9, 2020

Collin O’Donnell enlisted in the United States Army right after high school and was leading soldiers in Afghanistan by the time he was 21 years old. Now as a Carolina senior, the Tar Heel is serving as a leader for student-veterans.

Supporting Carolina veterans: Dedra Ming

November 9, 2020

Whether it was as an aviation structural mechanic in the Navy or building her own house or transitioning to life as a college student, Carolina sophomore Dedra Ming has never shied away from a new challenge.

Supporting our Tar Heel veterans

November 9, 2020

Carolina is home to hundreds of student-veterans who served their country before beginning their Tar Heel careers. They have had life experiences that are unlike those of many of their classmates, and they are a vital component of our campus. … Continued

Army Green to Gold: Zack Nodden

November 11, 2019

Junior and ROTC cadet Zack Nodden grew up sporting Carolina gear and cheering for the Tar Heels, but his journey to Chapel Hill as a student took a little longer than expected. At 17, Nodden enlisted in the Army, following … Continued