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Headshot of Rachel McCarthy in her ROTC uniform

Leading Blue Heaven

Fall 2022
Wing Commander Rachel McCarthy is the highest-ranking cadet in DET 590, aka Blue Heaven, but the senior’s path to ROTC wasn’t a traditional one.
Anna Atencio poses for a picture on the beach.

Surveyor and storyteller

Fall 2022
Anna Atencio was a member of the first Chancellor’s Science Scholars cohort. Now she helps tell the unseen story below the seafloor as a geophysicist on the coast of North Carolina.
Gina Bartasi leans in front of wall bearing the name of her fertility care facility, Kindbody

Serial entrepreneur

Fall 2022
Gina Bartasi ’91 is the founder of five companies; her latest venture focuses on streamlining fertility benefits to improve the patient experience.
Ariana Vigil sits at a table.

Creating community in the classroom

Fall 2022
Ariana Vigil teaches and conducts research in Latina/o literature, militarization, and gender and sexuality.
Javier Arce-Nazario sits at his desk in front of his computer.

Creative cartography

Fall 2022
Geographer Javier Arce-Nazario uses innovative mapping technologies to help communities in the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Rico and beyond.
A headshot of Miyuki Hino

Building community resilience to climate change

Spring 2022
Miyuki Hino is helping residents and civic officials find creative ways to deal with the impact of flooding and rising sea levels.
A headshot of Brandi Brimmer

‘I have to find their voice, I have to find their stories’

Spring 2022
Historian Brandi Brimmer explores the social networks that helped enslaved people survive.

A mindset of service

Spring 2022
Former “Lost Boy of Sudan” is pursuing a doctorate in public policy to help advance peace and community in his home country.
Headshot of Bashima Islam

‘Take risks and dream big’

Spring 2022
Forbes recently tapped rising star computer scientist Bashima Islam for its “30 under 30” list in science.
David Gardner smiling in front of a stone building

‘Chief Rule Breaker’

Spring 2022
David Gardner, co-founder of The Motley Fool, says his English degree helped him in creating financial advice that is accessible to people of all backgrounds and experience levels.
Spring 2023 magazine cover features a group of peole celebrating with confetti

Inside This Issue

A Campaign for the People: In our cover package, read how the Campaign for Carolina benefited students, faculty and programs across the College. ALSO INSIDE: Southern voices, Starworks, Teens and tech. Click on the magazine cover to view a reader-friendly flipbook.

Dean Jim White sits at his desk in South Building.

Letter From the Dean

Dean Jim White shares successes from the Campaign for Carolina and what's next for the College.

Teens text on their smartphones.

Give to Carolina

With groundbreaking research linking social media habits to brain changes, the Winston National Center on Technology Use, Brain and Psychological Development also provides career training and public awareness. A $10 million gift in March 2022 from the Winston Family Foundation created the center.

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