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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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‘Mamma Douglas’ believes in the power – and joy – of giving back

  For more than two decades, Linda Brown Douglas has given back to the University she loves in countless ways without expecting anything in return. This year, her bounty of good deeds finally caught up to her when she received a 2019 C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Award. Douglas, the director of volunteer engagement for University Development, […] ... Read More

‘Mr. North Carolina’ sticks to the subject he loves

Few people are more versed in the history, culture and literature of the state than Bob Anthony, the curator of the North Carolina Collection at University Libraries, and one of the recipients of the 2019 C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Award. Just don’t expect Anthony to tell you that. Every morning Anthony goes to work […] ... Read More

Sharon Horton Jones’ motherly wisdom applies to life, academics

Who gets the first hug from graduates of Carolina’s School of Media and Journalism after they receive their diplomas? Sharon Horton Jones.  The longtime academic adviser has been called a hero to thousands of students, a mother figure with an open heart and open door.  For those qualities and for her contributions to the school’s success, […] ... Read More

Making a difficult job look easy

  For the past 29 years, Deborah Hawkins has faced a daily challenge: how to make sure the thousands of people who drive to campus — to work, study, visit hospitals and clinics, attend games and concerts — have a place to park. That deep and abiding devotion to duty is why nearly 75 of […] ... Read More

Carolina People: Shonda L. Goward

What Shonda L. Goward likes most about her job as academic director of the Carolina Covenant is getting to know students who are not only academically curious, but kind and thoughtful people interested in making Carolina better for the students who come after them. ... Read More

Graduates urged to join a “conspiracy of good people”

As more than 6,000 Tar Heels participated in Carolina’s graduation ceremony on May 12, they were challenged to find not just their careers, but their callings, and to ask themselves what they are uniquely wired to do. ... Read More

Creating a buzz on campus

It began nearly two years ago with a cluster of hungry honeybees swirling around a campus trash can. Today, one of the hives in the Carolina Campus Community Garden is home to nearly 60,000 bees and a pollinator habitat is planned for the University’s new solar array project. ... Read More

Carolina People: Kimberly Pack McCullen

Technology will continue to change parking operations, but Kimberly Pack McCullen said customer service will always be a core value of Transportation and Parking Services. ... Read More

Leadership in Transition

VC Felicia A. Washington takes new HR post at USC Felicia A. Washington, vice chancellor for workforce strategy, equity and engagement, will leave Carolina at the end of the academic year to assume a new post as senior vice president for human resources at the University of Southern California. There she will join Carol L. […] ... Read More

Preparing students to imagine, innovate and invent

The state of North Carolina’s commitment to great journalism is at the root of more than a century of journalism education at Carolina. In 2015, the school changed its name to the School of Media and Journalism to show its commitment to preparing for a new media landscape while holding true to the values and […] ... Read More