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Newsletter of the UNC General Alumni Association  |  DEC. 2022

Carolina Surpasses $5 Billion in Largest Fundraising Campaign

The University’s five-year-plus campaign to support students, initiatives, research and faculty scholarship surpassed $5 billion last month, with just under a month remaining in the comprehensive fundraising campaign. Read more.

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Memorial to James Cates Jr. Dedicated

Healing and unity were recurring themes during a Nov. 21 dedication in the Pit of a memorial for James Lewis Cates Jr., a Black man who was stabbed to death 52 years ago in a racially motivated attack outside the Frank Porter Graham Student Union. Read more.

UNC, N.C. A&T Work to Improve Black Maternal Health

UNC and N.C. A&T State University are collaborating on a program designed to improve Black maternal mortality and overall Black maternal health. Read more.

Plaza Commemorates Black Greek Fraternities, Sororities

Carolina has created a plaza to highlight and commemorate the Divine Nine, the nine Black Greek fraternities and sororities that exist on college campuses nationwide. Read more.

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Happenings at the GAA


Create a DIY Rameses Ornament

Tar Heel spirit, meet holiday spirit. See the list of supplies and click in to watch an instructional video. Make an ornament.

We Made You a Happy Heelidays Playlist

Hark the sound of Tar Heel voices, singing festive tunes. Listen on Spotify.

Reach All Your Tar Heel Friends

It’s holiday card season. The GAA member-exclusive Alumni Directory — available online and via the UNC Alumni app — is a great way to ensure your holiday greetings reach all your Tar Heel friends. To access, become a GAA member.

Limited-Edition Davie Poplar Ornament

The beautiful Davie Poplar ornament — new in the collectible series — has been released exclusively for GAA members in the Alumni Store. Become a GAA member to shop.

Our Carolina Stories

A member of the GAA Board of Directors presents a “My Carolina Story” at each of the board’s quarterly meetings. Hear from GAA board member Lowry Caudill ’79.

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From the Calendar

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Durham: Make a Holiday Resin Mosaic at Wine & Design

Sip and style a custom piece of resin art. Sprinkle on holiday spirit with provided templates, or, bring your own design. GAA members save $20. Sign up by Dec. 7.


Chapel Hill: Dine With UNC Faculty

Dine with Francesca Tripodi in a small-group setting. GAA members save $10. Details.


GAA Member of the Month

Todd Lee McCallister ’82, Life Member

Todd won a $25 gift certificate to Johnny T-shirt. Todd was selected at random from GAA members currently subscribed to “Out of the Blue.”

Become a GAA member today, and you might be randomly selected as an upcoming GAA Member of the Month.

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