UNC Revives Tar Heel Bus Tour for Faculty

If it’s Friday, this must be Greensboro.

They also went to Siler City, Snow Hill, Winterville, Lumberton and Rocky Mount — all on the first day. Three buses fanned across the state, one headed east, one west and one southeast, to give 90 faculty members close-up looks at UNC’s impact on North Carolina via the Tar Heel Bus Tour. It was a revival of what began in 1997 under Chancellor Michael Hooker ’69, who tied the bus tour to a reemphasis on UNC’s service to the state.

In getting the buses started again this fall — the event was axed after the 2008 economic downturn — Interim Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz cited Hooker’s vision. The tour visited 26 towns and cities and rolled more than 1,600 miles in three days.

Here’s a day-by-day look at the tour:

Day One – The Buses Get Rolling

Day Two – From the Mountains to the Coast

Day Three – Rounding Out the Final Day


• “A Week That Will Change You Life and Your Waistline,” July/August 1999 Review

• “Meeting the Hometowns,” July/August 1998 Review

• “If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Rose Hill,” July/August 1997 Review 


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