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
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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

Marcie Leemore '99
Director of Enrichment Programs
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Marcie relocated from her hometown of Atlanta to serve as director of enrichment programs. She enjoys walking trails, dance fitness, warm vacations and bargain shopping. Marcie is a self-proclaimed food and beverage connoisseur, and you’ll often find her baking or cooking. When traveling, Marcie always finds a given city’s favorite local restaurants. Ask Marcie her favorite foodie recommendations, because they are always spot on.