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Graduate Student Support

Jim Lampley Trades Sports Desk For Classroom

As a network sportscaster, Jim Lampley ’71 covered 14 Olympics. Now he teaches students at Carolina the history of broadcast storytelling and how technology shaped it.
Lindsay Guzowski (M.A. ’04)

Bringing Sociology to the Business World — and Beyond

Lindsay Guzowski (M.A. ’04) learned early on in her graduate program at UNC that she enjoyed applying thought processes and research methods from sociology to real-world economic problems and businesses.
Dean Jim White meeting students as they line up to take a sip from the Old Well on the first day of classes. The time-honored tradition began in the 1980s and was promoted as a way to ensure academic success.

Endowed Deanship Drives College Forward

A gift from Vicki ’92 and David Craver ’92 will provide a lasting endowment that will give deans of the College unrestricted support as they advance scholarship, discovery and strategic priorities aimed at the College’s core mission.
Oskar Czendze

Modern Jewish History Through Student Travel

In 2021, Oskar Czendze, a Ph.D. candidate in history, received an award from the Frances Carol Eizenstat Travel Fund to conduct research in Poland and Ukraine.
“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.
Morehead-Cain Alumni Distinguished Professor Geoff Sayre-McCord, the founding director of the program

Investing in Faculty, Students and Programs Through Leadership and Philanthropy

“We are committed to the idea of exposing students to the work of free-market thinkers; and the PPE Program, by its very nature, does this well, while also exposing students to the critics of, and alternatives to, free markets,” said the Langmans. “This is an incredibly enriching program at Carolina
Donald Haggis holds a copy of “Hippocrates on Head Wounds” by Maury Hanson.

A Doctor’s Love of Ancient Medicine Leads to Gift for Classics Department

Maury Hanson spent his career as a surgeon in New York City and the Washington, D.C., area. After retiring, Hanson decided to become a Tar Heel and study ancient medicine.
French Fellow Frances Duffy Ph.D. ’20, who earned her doctorate in public policy, received graduate support that enabled her to focus on her dissertation research and teaching. Duffy is currently a senior national security analyst at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory.

$25 Million Gift to be Transformative for Graduate Students

A $25 million bequest to the College of Arts and Sciences from an anonymous donor ensures a bright future for graduate students. This transformative commitment, when realized, will support more than 200 graduate students annually.
Cliff Huang poses by the Old Well to commemorate the earning of his doctorate from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1968.

A Blessed Life

Cliff Huang weaves a tale that is truly rags to (academic) riches. It’s a success story that he is quick to attribute to family, friends and mentors – and one that led Huang to make a $1.5 million gift to Carolina.
Graduate students perform research on local living shorelines through the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences. (photo by Mary Lide Parker)

The Cross-Pollination of Science at Carolina

Margaret and Tillman Cooley, B.S. ’65 (Ph.D. ’70) support the department of earth, marine, and environmental sciences at Carolina. “Synergy is so important, and it works – I know,” said Tillman Cooley. “I’m so excited to see how our UNC scientists cross-pollinate and flourish.”
Giovanny Rincon

Supporting Graduate Students in the Humanities, Fine Arts and Social Sciences

Giovanny Rincon received funding from the Stephens Family Fund for Graduate Student Excellence to purchase a new laptop, statistics software and books to work on his Ph.D. in public policy at Carolina.