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 Michael Jordan and Dean Smith, delve into the University’s past, tell stories of Dale Earnhardt 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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New Fall 2019 and Winter 2020 Lineup

Oc.t 10 – History of UNC, Part VI
Oct. 29 – CSS Albemarle and Battle of Plymouth
Nov. 11 – Dean Smith, Part II (1961-72)
Nov. 19 – Michael Jordan
Dec. 17 – J. Reynolds
Jan. 7 – David Marshall “Carbine” Williams
Jan. 29 – Southern Outcast: Hinton Rowan Helper
Feb. 18 – Dale Earnhardt
March 18 – War With the Tuscaroras
April 14 – Kay Kyser

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.

Weeknight Parking

When available, parking on Stadium Drive costs $1 for the evening on weeknights, per the new Weeknight Parking program. To pay for your weeknight parking pass, use the parking machine (pictured below), which is located on the left-hand side of our front entrance, or use the app, ParkMobile.

If space is unavailable on Stadium Drive, parking is available at the Rams Head Parking Deck (located on Ridge Road behind the George Watts Hill Alumni Center) for $1.75/hr.

How 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.