A recent webinar hosted by the UNC Black Pioneers provided a new mechanism for members of the Carolina Black Issues Forum to stay connected to UNC-Chapel Hill leadership.
Housed within the UNC American Indian Center, Carolina Horizons is a four-day residential student enrichment program designed to support American Indian students as they prepare to apply to college. Each year, approximately 50 American Indian high school juniors and seniors come through the program. Throughout the four days, the students participate in essay workshops and college fairs and network with current and former Native American students at Carolina. The participants … Continued
The UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media has proudly announced its new affiliation with the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting. The society is named after Ida B. Wells, a pioneering black investigative journalist in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and early leader in the civil rights movement. It seeks to raise the awareness of, and opportunities for, investigative reporting among journalists of color and to … Continued
High school counselor Jessica Redmond ’13 gives back every day through her chosen career. Her own high school counselor encouraged Jessica to apply to UNC-Chapel Hill, but with two siblings already in college, she wasn’t sure her family could afford the tuition. Her counselor helped her apply for aid, and Jessica received the Carolina Covenant Scholarship. “That really helped me and my family, not to have that financial burden,” Jessica … Continued
Jacky Zheng ’19 hadn’t been born when his parents emigrated from China to the small town of Perry, New York, but he was one of the reasons they risked the trip. Like so many parents, the Zhengs hoped to provide their children with more than they’d had — a steady income, a strong education, a measure of certainty about the future. And, they made it happen. Without high school degrees … Continued
The NPHC Garden fundraising campaign is entering its final phase, with construction approved to begin after the spring 2020 semester. The space Located on South Campus between SASB North and South, the garden will create a positive environment for UNC-Chapel Hill’s eight National Pan-Hellenic Council organizations to unite in efforts to promote their fraternities and sororities while educating students about the history of these diverse organizations. “This space has been … Continued
At this spring’s Commencement exercises, Theresa Flores ’13, ’19 (M.S.W.) rushed between important appearances at two ceremonies. There was no way to choose — even if they overlapped, she needed to somehow be at both. Once was to receive her master’s degree from the UNC School of Social Work, a true milestone in her mission to create a world where Latinx populations can be seen, feel safe and be heard. … Continued