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Reunions

Our affinity and class-based reunions reinforce the mission of the GAA, to keep alumni involved with and informed about their University.

Reunions provide occasions for alumni to return to Chapel Hill, renew acquaintances with classmates, have fun, strengthen ties with Carolina and perhaps leave with ideas for making those ties with their alma mater and friends more meaningful. The GAA facilitates two types of reunions:

Affinity reunions are gatherings of alumni based on their involvement in or affiliation to a particular group, experience or common connection, such as fraternities, sororities, student government, sports teams or other student organizations. A reunion can be as simple as a cookout, cocktail reception or weekend full of activities.

Class-based reunions are gatherings of alumni based on their graduation year (e.g. class of 1967, class of 1957, etc.). Spring commencement weekend typically hosts our more seasoned class celebrations, such as the 40th, 45th and 50th class reunions.

Looking to plan a reunion but aren’t sure where to start? Let us help. Your GAA welcomes the opportunity to assist alumni from a particular group (affinity reunion) or specific class (class-based reunion).

Plan an Affinity Reunion

Tanea Pettis '95
Manager of Affinity Activities Affinity/Special Interest Activities, Light on the Hill Society Scholarship
919-843-9694
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Tanea has been a member of the GAA staff since 1998.  She currently serves as manager of affinity activities, overseeing affinity/special interest reunions, athletics, Homecoming, the Light on the Hill Society scholarship, local outreach and young alumni programming.  She’s a dedicated member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., carries her NOOK with her wherever she goes and has a large collection of Coca-Cola bottles from across the world in her office.

Plan a Class-Based Reunion

Jennifer Guy '09
Coordinator of Class Reunions and Special Events
919-962-3576
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Jennifer joined the GAA in January 2017. She is thrilled to be back at Carolina and loves bumping into fellow Tar Heels on her (almost) daily walks around campus. In her spare time, Jennifer can be found chasing her daughters with her college sweetheart Shawn ’08, dining with friends at their favorite restaurants, playing the piano or getting lost in a good book.