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Jennifer Guy '09
Coordinator of Alumni 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.

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Saturday, March 16

7 – 8:45 a.m. | Breakfast on your own with classmates
Wake up early for breakfast with your friends. Staying at the host hotel? The Hampton Inn & Suites offers complimentary breakfast for guests. Want to venture out to one of your favorite locations or to a new spot on Franklin instead? Visit the Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau to see what’s around.

9 – 10 a.m. | Guided Campus Tour – Meet at Davie Poplar
Meet up with the GAA’s Director of Membership Stephanie Miller ’83 for a guided tour of campus. Starting point is at the Davie Poplar; tour ends at Wilson Library for the start of the morning enrichment sessions.

9:30 a.m. | Check in Opens – Wilson Library, Lobby
Check in just in time for the morning enrichment sessions.

10 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. |  Enrichment Sessions – Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Assembly Room
Head back to class on Saturday morning for two exciting enrichment sessions. First, learn about Carolina’s architectural evolution, covering the past and where we are heading featuring Evan Yassky, executive director and university architect in the department of Facilities Planning and Design. Then, hear about demographic and historical shifts that have affected America and the implications for higher education featuring Dr. Jim Johnson, William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and director, Urban Investment Strategies Center at the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. These are two sessions you won’t want to miss. Sessions start promptly at 10 a.m. 

12:15 p.m. – 2 p.m. | Free Time/Lunch
Join your friends for lunch on your own. Then, make plans to tour some of our campus museums or to visit the planetarium. Hours are as follows:

2 p.m. | UNC vs. Miami Baseball Game – Boshamer Stadium
Join your classmates in Boshamer Stadium as you cheer on the Heels for the UNC vs. Miami baseball game. Tickets for the class block may be purchased on the registration form.

6:30 p.m. | Casual Classmate Meet Up – Hickory Tavern | 370-110 E. Main St., Carrboro
Meet up with classmates at Hickory Tavern for food and conversation while watching the ACC Tournament (where we hope to be cheering on the Heels). Please note: This has changed from a more formal reception to a casual gathering. All class of ’83 attendees who register for the guided campus tour, enrichment sessions or baseball game will be contacted on March 11 to be connected with fellow ’83 attendees to make dinner plans as desired. A small section is reserved at Hickory Tavern for those who would like to have dinner together.

Sunday, March 17 | Breakfast on your own and visit UNC Student Stores
Meet your friends for breakfast/brunch, then head over to UNC Student Stores to pick up some swag before heading home. UNC Student Stores hours on Sunday are from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Want to see what else might be happening while you’re on campus? Check out the UNC events calendar or the Athletics website for more information.