May 13, 2019
As more than 6,000 Tar Heels participated in Carolina’s graduation ceremony on Sunday, they were challenged to find not just their careers but their callings and to ask themselves what they are uniquely wired to...Read More
May 2, 2019
A team of clinical researchers at UNC has received $14 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to conduct two studies aimed at improving pregnancy outcomes in the world’s poorest countries. An interdisciplinary team...Read More
March 12, 2019
Dr. Ned Sharpless ’88 is on the move again. Chosen to head the National Cancer Institute in 2017, the former director of the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center is set to become acting commissioner of the...Read More
Cancer researcher Dr. Lisa Carey told graduates at UNC’s December Commencement they likely won’t have trouble being successful in life, because they’ve already proved they can succeed.
“And people who succeed tend to do it over and over again,” Carey said. “The trick now is for you to decide in what way will you succeed and do things you can be proud of in the future.”
Carey was the featured speaker at the Sunday ceremony in Dean E. Smith Center. She told the graduates they were well prepared to take on the challenges ahead.
“Celebrate your accomplishments, do something to be proud of, but make it something you are also passionate about,” Carey said. “You are better and stronger than you might imagine. Use those strengths to solve the problems we all face. You are ready; you’ve been preparing for four years now.”
Carey is associate professor of medicine and UNC Breast Center medical director. She joined the UNC faculty in 1998 and has directed the breast center since 2003. A graduate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, she is a clinical faculty member in the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Chancellor Holden Thorp ’86 presided at the ceremony for students who graduated in August as well as those graduating in December. Totals just before the event showed 1,197 bachelor’s, 767 master’s, 281 doctoral and 33 professional degrees, for a total of 2,278 degrees, were to be awarded. The professional degrees are from the schools of dentistry, law, medicine, nursing and pharmacy. An estimated crowd of nearly 3,000 attended.