Carolina Homecoming Oct. 26 – 29, 2017
Greetings Tar Heels far and wide.
It is my distinct honor and pleasure to assume the role as your 2017 UNC Black Alumni Reunion Planning Committee Chair. I have served on the committee for several years and have come to truly understand what a tremendous event this is for our alumni, and what an awesome responsibility we have as a committee to work tirelessly so that we can bring you the very best and most memorable event year after year.
As BAR chair this year, I want to continue the progress that previous chairs have built and “raise the BAR” even higher! What makes BAR so successful is no secret and that’s you! Having a dedicated and enthusiastic group of alumni with not only the desire to come back to party, but the heart to come back to serve.
To hold the door open and create opportunities for young and aspiring Tar Heels who want to ascend to excellence and blaze their own paths, just like we did when we walked the cobbled sidewalks of our beautiful campus. That’s why programs like our Light on the Hill Society Scholarship Gala is so important because all of us had people that helped us along the way. So as Tar Heel alumni we are charged to do the same for those students coming behind us.
When I reflect back to my time at Carolina I often hear the famous words of a distinguished alumnus, Charles Kuralt, who once famously said, “What is it that binds us to this place as no other? It is not the well or the bell or the stone walls, or the crisp October nights or the memory of dogwoods blooming. No, our love for this place is based on the fact that it is, as it was meant to be, The University of the People!” Can’t wait to see you in October, Heel Pride!
Wendell Camp ’96, Chair
Black Alumni Reunion Planning Committee
GAA Annual Member
PS – If you are not a GAA member, I encourage you to join today (members will receive significant discounts on reunion events).