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All alumni or GAA members working in or interested in higher education are welcome.

This event is being rescheduled. If you are interested in participating, please fill out this form.

Are you a higher education professional looking to connect with other Tar Heels in the field? Hoping to take the next step in your career? Seeking some ways to improve the performance of your current institution?

Join Anne Kirby Bryan ’91 , assistant dean for student affairs at UNC, Martinette Horner ’96 (’16 EdD), distinguished P-12 educator at UNC, and Catherine Tuttle, career coach for the UNC General Alumni Association  – and of course, other Tar Heels at this free, group discussion.

Coffee provided, too. GAA members will receive a reusable coffee sleeve. Not sure what a Coffee Chat is? Check out our FAQ below.

This program is brought to you by the UNC General Alumni Association and the UNC School of Education.

Coffee Chat FAQ

What is a Coffee Chat?

A Coffee Chat is an informal discussion with fellow Tar Heels and our career coach over a cup of coffee. You will be able share your experience, hear from other Tar Heels and gather professional guidance from our top-notch career coach, Catherine Tuttle. The best part? Coffee is provided.

What will be the takeaway from the Coffee Chat?

You will walk away from this Coffee Chat with some thoughts around next steps learned from the experience of fellow Tar Heels and our career coach.

What do I need to wear? Do I need to bring anything?

Attire is casual, but we know some of you may be headed straight to work, so business or business casual is fine too. Feel free to bring a resume or business cards but they are not required.

What if I can’t stay the whole time?

Don’t worry, there is no requirement to stay for the entire hour.

Anne Kirby Bryan

Anne found her calling in higher education working in Morrison Residence Hall at UNC Chapel Hill while an undergraduate. Her 30 year career has included stints at UNC Charlotte and UNC Chapel Hill where he has worked in Undergraduate Admissions, Leadership Development, Housing, Judicial Affairs and Disability Services. She is currently the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs in the School of Education at UNC where she supports students in reaching their highest potential. Her teaching and research interest include student success and thriving in college and student veterans with disabilities in higher education. She volunteers her time with New Hope Presbytery, University Presbyterian Church and the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation.

B.A. ’91 from UNC-Chapel Hill in Political Science

M.A. ’95 from UNC-Charlotte in Counseling and Student Personnel

Ed.D. ’16 from Northeastern University in Higher Education Administration

Martinette Horner

Martinette Horner began her career as a regular classroom teacher in 1996 after graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a North Carolina Teaching Fellow with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education.  During her time in the classroom, Horner also achieved the distinction of National Board Certified Teacher as a Middle Childhood Generalist.  Horner taught third and fourth grades for eight years before returning to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro as a N.C. Principal Fellow, earning a Master of School Administration degree.  During this time she also served as a district mentor for beginning teachers and supported students in a Title I school as a literacy tutor.

After four years as a school administrator, Horner returned to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as the first P-12 Distinguished Educator in the School of Education.  In this capacity, Horner coordinates the Master of School Administration program and coordinates the school’s outreach and partnership efforts with K-12 schools and districts.

Catherine Tuttle

Catherine is a career consultant with the General Alumni Association. Over the past 10 years, Catherine has worked one-on-one with MBAs, recent graduates, mid-level career professionals and executives. She has extensive experience working with resumes, cover letters and coaching, and is the owner of Forward Thinking Resumes. We are excited to have Catherine working with us to provide career support to our alumni.

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