Month: August 2014

Student’s work in fluids lab inspires math gift

By Del Helton Chris Joy ’13 was so excited about his summer internship that the math major’s parents wanted other Carolina students to benefit from a similar experience. Bob and Molly Joy of Vonore, Tenn., created the Robert Joseph and Myra Ficklen Joy Excellence Fund in the department of mathematics after Chris spent the summer …

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Vicki Craver: Supporting ‘the heart of the university’

By Rah Bickley ’86 Vicki Underwood Craver ’92, chair of the Arts and Sciences Foundation Board of Directors, could once be found deep inside the old Venable Hall chemistry lab, toiling over her experiments. If the former chemistry major were a student today, she would find herself in Carolina’s airy, new state-of-the-art physical science complex. …

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Brent Sheerer: Paving the way for student research

Brent Sheerer

By Hope Baptiste ’87 Brent Sheerer ’97 (M.B.A.) didn’t take the easiest road to getting his college education, but for him and his daughter, Kristen, who graduated from UNC in 2013 with a degree in applied sciences, the journey was well worth it. It took Sheerer eight years to earn his undergraduate degree from Youngstown …

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