Dinner With 12 Tar Heels

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Nov. 14 | 6:15
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The SAA is proud to offer Dinner With 12 Tar Heels each semester. The premise of Dinner With 12 Tar Heels is based on one idea: to connect the Carolina family around the dinner table. This year’s dinner will comprise of multiple alumni in one location, allowing SAA members to choose which alumnus they would most prefer to have dinner with. Get ready to make connections, have great conversations and to gain insight into life after Carolina.

As the name suggests, the dinner is for a party of 12 Tar Heels. 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.

Meet the Hosts

Scott Maitland ’95

Scott Maitland is a military veteran, serial entrepreneur and adjunct professor of entrepreneurship at UNC-Chapel Hill. He is the proprietor of Top of the Hill Distillery, which is the only exclusively organic and all-local distillery in the South.

Ricky May ’80

After working as a sales and marketing executive in the sports industry for 25 years, Ricky May founded the Carolina Blue Honors Fellowship at UNC. This program is designed to give Honors Carolina students the ability to create their own internship experience within the field of international sports entrepreneurship. Mr. May graduated from Carolina with a Bachelors of Science in Management and Society.

Dr. Jack King ’79 

Dr. King graduated from Carolina with a B.A. in Chemistry, and continued to pursue his education at the UNC School of Dentistry. Dr. King has worked as a dentistry practitioner in Statesville, NC for 32 years. Dr. King continued his involvement within the UNC School of Dentistry by working as an Associate Clinical Professor for the past three years, and continues to work at the dental school today.

Olivia Miller ’12

Olivia Miller graduated from Carolina in 2012, earning her BA in Global Studies with a minor in Hispanic Studies. She then moved to Boston where she volunteered with Match Education, working with ESL students and helping to close the achievement gap in Boston through small group and individualized tutoring. She then went on to complete her Masters of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Boston University. Olivia loves to travel and spent five months teaching English in Medellin, Colombia, before returning to Chapel Hill to serve as an Assistant Director in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, where she helps recruit students, review applications, and serves as a resource to students and families who are looking to learn more about the university. In her free time, Olivia enjoys planning her next international getaway, doing Zumba, and exploring Durham!

Dr. William Harris ’02

Dr. William Harris is a 2002 graduate from UNC Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s degree in biology and a 2006 graduate of UNC School of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and his general and interventional cardiology fellowships at East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine In 2014. He is currently practicing as an interventional cardiologist with FirstHealth of the Carolinas in Pinehurst, North Carolina.

Sabrina Saunders ’14

Sabrina Saunders, a Pennsylvania native, ventured to North Carolina for her undergraduate studies at UNC. She explored a variety of majors during her undergraduate studies before deciding on Business Administration at the Kenan-Flagler Business School. Sabrina knew she wanted to become a dentist since high school, and her mentors encouraged her to study business, especially since she anticipated owning her own private practice in the future. Sabrina fell in love with the charming city of Chapel Hill and decided to pursue her DDS degree at UNC as well. She loves cooking, trying new restaurants, and spending time outside with her newly-adopted rescue dog named Nellie.