N.C. History Series

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Douglass Payne '04 ('06 MAT)
Senior Coordinator of Alumni Education and Travel
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Douglass has served as coordinator of alumni education and travel since 2013. She enjoys playing her cello, traveling internationally, knitting and running in her free time. At home, Douglass excels as a gluten-free baker and at showering her daughter Millie and son Henry with love.

The GAA’s overwhelmingly popular N.C. History Series, taught by Freddie Kiger ’74, will take a look at the life of Dean Smith and Sir Walter Raleigh, delve into the University’s past, share stories of moonshine and NASCAR, relive the 2009 basketball championship and more. Explore with us the issues and events that define us as a state. Lectures are held in the George Watts Hill Alumni Center’s Royall Room from 7-9 p.m. (unless otherwise noted).

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Registration opens Aug. 29 for new classes. See topics below!

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New Fall 2019 and Winter 2020 Lineup

The History of UNC – Part 6 (October)
The CSS Albemarle and the Battle of Plymouth (October)
Dean Smith – Part 2 (1961-1972) (November)
Michael Jordan (November)
J. Reynolds (December)
David Marshall “Carbine” Williams (January)
Southern Outcast:  Hinton Rowan Helper (January)
Dale Earnhardt  (February)
War with the Tuscaroras (March)
Kay Kyser (April)

Lecturer: Freddie Kiger ’74 (’77 MAT)

Fred Kiger portrait head shotFreddie leads our North Carolina History Series. Freddie has over 30 years of teaching experience and has two degrees from UNC, a bachelor’s in history and a master of arts in teaching with an emphasis in history. Listen to Freddie on our Hark the Sounds podcast or the Threads from the National Tapestry podcast.

Lecture Details

Tuition: $35 per lecture; GAA members pay only $20 per lecture
Beginning with October classes, tuition will be $40 per lecture; GAA members pay only $25 per lecture. Purchase 4 or more classes to receive a $15 discount.

GAA member discount only pertains to the member. If you are a member and your spouse/guest is not a member, your spouse/guest tuition must be at the standard rate. The GAA verifies membership prior to final processing.

Refunds for lectures: Tuition is fully refundable for any cancellation made three weeks prior to the lecture. Any cancellation after that time is subject to a 50 percent fee. No tuition is refunded if the cancellation is made within 24 hours of the lecture.

Changing lectures: We will be happy to accommodate lecture change requests made within five business days prior to the lecture.

Lecture dates may change due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled date, tuition will be refunded in full.

How to modify your registration

To Modify Your Registration

Be sure you have your confirmation number, you will need this to modify your registration.  It can be found on your confirmation email.

At the bottom of your confirmation email (just above the privacy notice information), click on the link that reads: Click here to view the event summary. 

This will take you to the Modify Registration page.

On the Modify Registration page, under the Lifelong Learning Series Program header, click the Modify button:

·         If you are adding events for you, click the registration link to the left of your name

·         If you are adding events for your guest, click the registration link to the left of the guest’s name

·         If you need to add a new guest, click on the Add Another Guest button

Follow the prompts from here.