SAA Dinner With Tar Heels

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Wednesday, Nov. 20 | 5-7 p.m.
Top of the Hill

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The SAA is proud to offer Dinner With Tar Heels each semester. The premise of Dinner With Tar Heels is based on one idea: to connect the Carolina family around the dinner table.

As the name suggests, it sounds simple. One simple meal, however, can spark a lifelong connection. Alumni feel closer to the University, students feel closer to home and the Carolina tradition continues for years to come.

This semester, the dinner is in the Great Room of Top of the Hill. Dinner is only $5, however, there is a $25 deposit. You will be refunded $20 after you attend the event. If you have questions about finances, please email

Meet Your Hosts

Tamara Barringer graduated from UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School in 1981 and earned her JD from UNC School of Law in 1985. Tamara has worked as a former managing partner at Barringer Law Firm, LLP before working as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Legal Studies at the Kenan-Flagler Business School, teaching classes within the Masters of Accounting Program, Commercial Law, and Corporate and Business Law. While teaching, Tamara served on the North Carolina Senate for 6 years. 

Brent Barringer graduated from UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School in 1981 and earned his JD from UNC’s School of Law in 1984. Brent has been a member of the UNC Board of Governors and works as an attorney for Barringer Law Firm, LLP. 


Livis Freeman graduated from UNC in 1999 with a degree in Psychology. Livis started 4ourFans, a public and community relations company, in 2001 to help professional athletes give back to their communities and develop their marketability. From there, Livis began teaching at UNC’s Media and Journalism School, teaching courses in public relations and issues in mass communications. He serves as the director for the Chuck Stone Program for Diversity in Media and Education, and in 2018 he received the Richard Cole Service Award. 


Cullen Browder graduated from UNC in 1986 with a degree in Speech Communication. Cullen has spent his career working as a news reporter and anchor in places such as Indiana, Tennessee, Massachusetts, and North Carolina. Cullen is a multiple Emmy award-winner and his investigative reports have won awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, The Associated Press, Radio Television Digital News Association and the National E9-1-1 Institute. He has been recognized by The Washington Post as one of the best state capitol reporters in America.

Bobby Wheeler is a 1979 graduate of UNC School of Pharmacy. After graduating, he purchased Creedmoor Drug Company where he still works as proprietor. In his community, he has served on the Granville-Vance Board of Health, the Granville Health Systems Board of Trustees, and the Creedmoor Lions Club. Bobby has recently begun his second term as Mayor of Creedmoor and he is the recipient of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, North Carolina’s highest civilian honor.

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