Class of 2016 GAA Scholars

Class of 2016 GAA Scholars

In 2001, the GAA established a $500,000 scholarship endowment that provides the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid a means to help attract the best and brightest students. In 2007, the GAA Board of Directors added $50,000 to the endowment in honor of GAA President Doug Dibbert ’70 and his 25 years of service.

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We’d like to introduce the five students from the class of 2016 who were recognized as our newest GAA and Dibbert Scholars.

Caitlyn Hollowell
Dibbert Scholar
: Weston, Fla.
Alumni parents: Fred ’84 and Carmen ’84 Hollowell
Major: Undecided
What activities are you taking part in at Carolina: Community Government, Carolina Fever, UNC Symphony Band
Professional plans: Perform science research or pursue a musical career
Why Carolina: As a child, I made several visits to Chapel Hill with my family and always loved being on campus. Later on, I learned to appreciate UNC and its amazing opportunities even more. Absolutely everything – from passionate and lively students to a strong academic setting – is perfect.


Paul Lilley
: Rocky Mount
Alumna parent: Catherine Lilley ’86
Major: Business
What activities are you taking part in at Carolina: Ducks Unlimited, Carolina Athletic Association, Greek Life
Professional plans: Consulting and Entrepreneurship
Why Carolina: I’ve grown up with a love for UNC instilled in me by my family with frequent visits to Chapel Hill. The numerous academic and scholarly opportunities presented to me, combined with my love for Carolina, made my college selection an easy choice.


Brendan McBennett
: Raleigh
Alumnus parents: Larry McBennett ’72
Major: Business and Economics
What activities are you taking part in at Carolina: Club Frisbee, Model UN, Speaker Series Committee
Professional plans: I am considering entrepreneurship and consulting as well as graduate school. I hope to apply my study of German to a future job and to spend time after college living and working abroad.
Why Carolina: I chose Carolina because of a combination of Kenan-Flagler Business School, and Chapel Hill and the surrounding area – with its wide variety of people and activities.

Wilson Roseman
: Charlotte
Alumnus parent: D. Todd Roseman ’81
Major: Undecided
What activities are you taking part in at Carolina: Honors Carolina, Intramural Sports, Carolina Fever
Professional plans: Graduate school
Why Carolina: I’ve always wanted to go to UNC ever since I was a kid. I could not have gone wrong with the combination of world-renowned academics and the incredible social environment here at Chapel Hill.
Kelly Stewart
: Angier
Alumna parent: Paula Stewart ’87
Major: Business
What activities are you taking part in at Carolina: Honors Carolina, Kenan-Flagler Business School Assured Admission Program, UNC Dance Marathon Fundraising Committee, Marketing Club
Professional plans: I am undecided, but I imagine something in business. I am also considering going to law school.
Why Carolina: Where else is there? There’s so much to be involved in and so many opportunities here. The experience is priceless. My mom went to UNC, and she has always considered it her favorite place to be. Now I can see why! The atmosphere is great, the academics are rigorous but rewarding, and there is always something exciting going on. Plus, I have the opportunity to attend one of the nation’s top business schools.