Month: October 2015

Celebrating 40 Years: The Annual Fund

The Arts and Sciences Annual Fund plays a central role in funding the College’s highest priorities—recruiting and retaining faculty, enhancing student opportunities, developing academic excellence and expanding global impact. This fund provides flexible support for departments and programs, and helps promote excellence across the College.  As such, gifts supporting the Annual Fund shape the experience …

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‘It just feels right’: Guskiewicz on becoming next dean

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJQDaw6Uzak[/youtube] Kevin Guskiewicz still remembers the first time he set foot on Carolina’s campus.It was February 1995, and he had come to visit Chapel Hill to consider one of the many job offers he had received as he neared completion of his doctoral degree in sports medicine from the University of Virginia.Driving back to Charlottesville …

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Celebrating 40 years: Honors Carolina–The William D. Weir Honors Fellowship

When Ashley Rivenbark ’14 first found out that she had received a William D. Weir Honors Fellowship in Asian Studies to spend a semester of intensive language study and cultural immersion in Beijing, China, she almost didn’t go because she was too afraid of the unknown. Today she can’t imagine her life any other way. …

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Celebrating 40 years: Donor Spotlight– Elijah White

As a master’s student in geological sciences at Carolina in the early 1980s, Elijah White (M.S. ’84) studied under UNC geology faculty legends John Dennison, Roy Ingram and Walter Wheeler. White says that his experiences with these esteemed faculty members represent some of his best memories of UNC and helped inspire him to give back to the …

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Celebrating 40 years: Winstead Scholars– Where are they now?

Hong Bloom ’09, of Harrisburg, N.C., was a Winstead Scholar during her time at Carolina. As a computer science major, Bloom worked for Wachovia and Wells Fargo while at UNC. After graduation, Bloom earned her MBA in 2013 from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. She currently works at JPMorgan Chase as a …

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