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 is now virtual. Click in with Freddie Kiger ’74 (’77 MAT) and dive deep into UNC’s own history or discover the details of history-making moments like the Wright Brothers pivotal first flight at Kitty Hawk, attend a light-hearted evening of trivia and tidbits and more. Study with us the issues and events that define the great state of North Carolina.

Topics are pre-recorded for your viewing convenience. Class attendees are invited to live Q&A sessions with Freddie Sept. 29 and Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. (EDT). Classes are designed to “stand on their own” – no prior attendance or knowledge of the topic is needed to enjoy the class.

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Lecturer: Freddie Kiger ’74 (’77 MAT)

Freddie Kiger ’74 (’77 MAT) leads our North Carolina History Series. Freddie has partnered with the GAA since 1995 and brings over 40 years of teaching experience to his lectures. He has a bachelor’s degree in history and a master of arts in teaching with an emphasis in history. Freddie’s career and passion has always included sports as well as teaching. The ESPN statistician and three-time Emmy Award winner is noted for his storytelling and does just that for two popular podcasts: The GAA’s Hark the Sounds podcast and Threads from the National Tapestry, a podcast covering the American Civil War. Click in and listen today!

Lecture Details

Tuition: $28 per lecture; GAA members pay only $18 per lecture

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 Add Classes to Existing Registration

Our registration form resets once a year to list fall and spring classes. To add classes to your initial registration (“modify your registration”), you can email Douglass or follow the instructions in your original confirmation email:

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.