Dec. 5, 2017
Min Yang ’15 has been selected for the Schwarzman Scholars program, an elite China-based scholarship modeled after the Rhodes Scholarship and founded by Blackstone co-founder and CEO Stephen A. Schwarzman. The innovative master’s degree program...Read More
Nov. 16, 2017
Four alumni have been honored with the William Richardson Davie Award, the UNC trustees’ highest honor for service, for 2017. The recipients are: • Alston Gardner ’77, a North Carolina native whose service has included...Read More
Kevin Martin ’89 has been chosen by President Bush to chair the Federal Communications Commission. Martin, a former Carolina student body president who has served on the FCC for four years, replaces Michael K. Powell, who retired.
Martin has been a supporter of telecommunications deregulation and has taken a firm stand against indecency in broadcasting.
A political science graduate from UNC who headed the student body in 1988-89, Martin also holds a master’s in public policy analysis from Duke and a law degree from Harvard. He received the GAA’s Distinguished Young Alumni award last fall.
He is one of two alumni on the five-member FCC which includes Michael Copps ’67.