The second Stephen Butts ’92 ’98 (M.B.A.) stepped foot on Morehead Planetarium and Science Center’s mobile science laboratory traveling bus and witnessed the wide-eyed wonder of grade schoolers putting on a lab coat and goggles for the first time he was sold. “I could see the impact,” he said. “I had to be part of Morehead Planetarium’s work.” He joined its Board of Advisors, which he now chairs, and is … Continued

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The world is becoming more interconnected, and A Global Mindset is an integral part of education. It is Carolina’s goal that every student graduates with the skills and experience needed to be an engaged citizen. The Jarrahi family is deepening and broadening the University’s global reach through their support for the Department of Religious Studies. The newly established Dr. Ali Jarrahi Term Professorship funds a tenure-track assistant professor position in … Continued

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Reina Kinnaly ’20 may be a first-generation college student, but she’s got plans to make sure she’s not her family’s last. And she wants other students in her situation to know that they have options to make a college education happen. Growing up in a military family — her father is a retired 21-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and her grandfather was a Navy veteran — Reina learned … Continued

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“Welcome to our new space,” says Josmell Perez as he proudly greets visitors to the walk-through of the site of the UNC Latinx Center, which will officially open its doors just prior to the Fall 2019 semester. Perez has been at the helm of the Carolina Latinx Collaborative for nearly a decade while it incubated within the University Office for Diversity and Inclusion (D&I). Now he will see the fruits … Continued

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It is Veronica Flaspoehler’s job to find the gaps. As financial crimes manager and money laundering reporting officer for Wells Fargo’s Latin America/Caribbean entities, she works to understand the local financial crime laws and implement programs to keep the company in compliance. “My brain is wired to identify gaps. This informs how I serve our students. I can say that, as a first-generation college student coming from a small town, … Continued

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To others, it may seem like a small thing. But an incoming phone call from a tribal leader to Carolina’s American Indian Center (AIC) is a big deal, says Randi Byrd, the center’s community engagement coordinator. “When they come to us as a resource, we know they trust us to extend a listening ear that comes with the support, guidance and connections they need to be in a stronger position … Continued

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Greetings Fellow Tar Heels! Thank you for visiting the Alumni Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity (ACRED) newsletter and thank you for your support for our great University. As my predecessor Reyna Walters-Morgan ’99 so clearly articulated before me, it is our hope that you will take the information you learn here and share it with alumni in your communities. For All Kind: the Campaign for Carolina is an ambitious … Continued

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https://vimeo.com/317178462 Project Uplift celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2019, and seeks your help in paving the way for even more students. Since 1969, more than 35,000 promising high school students have visited UNC-Chapel Hill as part of this program designed to promote, and increase access to higher education among all outstanding students, especially those underrepresented in postsecondary education. Project Uplift is an immersive two days on campus that connects these … Continued

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