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Greetings from the Chair: Lou Patalano ’95

June 30, 2023

Greetings,  I am humbled by the honor to serve as the incoming Chair of the Alumni Committee on Racial & Ethnic Diversity (ACRED). I follow in the footsteps of giants – Virginia Cardenas, Lucrecia Moore, Reyna-Walters Morgan, Teresa Artis, Barb … Read more

A Joint Impact

April 23, 2019

Dr. Soumya Rahima Benhabbour is from the North African country of Morocco where, according to UNAIDS, there has been a 42 percent reduction in new HIV infections since 2010. That’s good news to Benhabbour, whose dream is to empower women … Read more

Returning The Favor

April 23, 2019

Jacqueline Charles ’94 hasn’t been a stranger to Chapel Hill since her graduation. The Pulitzer Prize finalist, Emmy-award winning, Distinguished Alumna Awardee will be returning to Carolina to speak to the UNC School of Media and Journalism 2019 graduates in … Read more

Challenging Preconceptions

April 23, 2019

Growing up as the child of immigrants, Daniela Hercules Alfaro ’22 watched her parents work in low-wage jobs. They encouraged her to maximize her education, to take advantage of opportunities they didn’t have. “I remember, in the fifth grade, I … Read more

Only A Spark

April 23, 2019

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 … Read more

Guaranteeing A Global Perspective

April 23, 2019

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 … Read more

First-Generation Student Planning To Give Back

April 23, 2019

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 … Read more

An Elevated Profile on Campus

April 23, 2019

“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 … Read more

Making Meaningful Connections

April 23, 2019

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 … Read more