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Celebrating the Campaign for Carolina and the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The College of Arts and Sciences
and the Campaign for Carolina

More than 37,000 alumni and generous friends of the College of Arts and Sciences committed $764 million for the College’s 17,000 undergraduate students, some 2,300 graduate students, world-renowned faculty and researchers, and the 43 academic departments and curricula that they call home. We invite you to explore the stories behind the numbers.


“I took two classes in San Cristóbal, one on immigration to the United States from Latin America and one on Latin American literature. We traveled to various beaches on the island, several giant tortoise reservations and to Santa Cruz, another island in the archipelago. I told my friends and family that there were so many ‘best parts’ of the trip — the food, the friends I made, the immigration course, the amazing views and weather, my super sweet host family, the friendly citizens of Puerto Baquerizo — I could go on. “The experience opened my eyes to a completely different way of life, while simultaneously making me appreciate the culture and living conditions of the United States. The course on immigration taught me a lot about the violent and desperate conditions that cause Latin Americans to immigrate to the United States. Additionally, it showed me how complex the process of legal immigration is and the various ways in which Latino immigrants are exploited in the United States. Still, despite all these barriers and threats, many choose to immigrate. Learning this from a perspective outside of the U.S. really brought home this idea to me because I was separated from many things that I take for granted in the U.S. I did not expect that through study abroad, I would gain an appreciation for my home country.” - Trevor Pharr ’23, a music and chemistry double major

A Plan and a Partnership

John and Marree Townsend’s commitments to UNC-Chapel Hill over the years have been both plentiful and purposeful — and none more so than their gift to the College of Arts and Sciences to establish the Townsend Family Strategic Initiatives Fund.

A student in the Triple-I course, “Health and Happiness,” piloted in spring 2019. Each Triple-I course brings together three outstanding professors from different departments across the university so that students can study a common theme from several perspectives. Triple-I is part of the First Year Foundations requirement of the new IDEAs in Action curriculum. (photo by Donn Young)

Supporting the New Undergraduate General Education Curriculum

Thanks to a recent gift from donors Justin ’94 and Emily Haynie ’96, whose son is a current Tar Heel, the College is able to implement this more structured first-year experience.

Cora Lubsen

Video: Cora Lubsen on a Day in the Life of Study Abroad in Scotland

Thanks to the Jan and Steve Capps Study Abroad Ambassador Scholarship Endowment Fund, Cora Lubsen ’25 spent her fall 2022 semester studying at St. Andrews University in Scotland. Join Cora on a video tour.


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