Class of 2011 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.

We’d like to introduce the six students from the class of 2011 who were recognized as our newest GAA and Dibbert Scholars.

Lauren Blanchard

 Dibbert Scholar
Hometown: Marietta, Ga.
Major: English
Professional plans: Undecided
Favorite thing about Carolina: I look forward to getting to know my classmates, learning from renowned professors and participating in extracurricular activities. And, of course, I can’t wait to watch us beat Duke.

Lisa Brown

 Hometown: Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Major: Business
Professional Plans: Possibly graduate school and a career in business
Favorite thing about Carolina: As an incoming freshman, I haven’t had an opportunity to build any memories yet, but I was attracted to UNC because of its academic reputation and beautiful campus.

Doug Crandell

 Hometown: Auburn, Ala.
Major: Biology
Professional plans: Research in bioinformatics or medical school
Favorite thing about Carolina: The diverse opportunities that you are invited to be a part of as soon as you set foot on campus.

Jeff Schafer

 Hometown: Farmington, Conn.
Major: Business
Professional plans: To start his own business
Favorite thing about Carolina: Basketball games, school spirit and Southern hospitality.

Jonathan Slaughter

 Dibbert Scholar
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
Major: Undecided; interests include comparative literature, dramatic arts, creative writing, history and mathematics
Professional plans: Undecided
Favorite thing about Carolina: The challenge.

Melissa Tinling

 Hometown: Gaithersburg, Md.
Major: Environmental studies
Professional plans: To work with sustainability in local communities.
Favorite thing about Carolina: The campus: great big trees shading sunny brick paths. It’s such a beautiful place to grow and learn.

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