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From left, Andre Ward, Jim Lampley and Max Kellerman prepare to call an HBO World Championship Boxing card.

Winning Words: The sports announcer

Emmy Award-winning sports announcer Jim Lampley tells young people interested in his profession that “in live television commentary, it’s all about language skills.”

Spring 2018 Alumni Up Close, Inside, Issues, Spring 2018



Elizabeth Taylor smiles on a couch in Graham Memorial

Winning Words: The health care advocate

English alumna Elizabeth G. Taylor values the power of language as a national nonprofit director who advocates for access to health care.

Spring 2018 Alumni Up Close, Inside, Issues, Spring 2018



Patrick Dougherty poses in front of one of the stickwork sculptures outside of Ackland Art Museum.

Winning Words: The stickwork artist

Patrick Dougherty says when you’re trying to elicit feelings and emotions through art, “that’s not unlike creating a great novel.”

Spring 2018 Alumni Up Close, Inside, Issues, Spring 2018



Mike Wiley in the rehearsal hall of the Joan H. Gillings Center for Dramatic Art.

Shining a spotlight on African-American history

Mike Wiley was a young actor in 1999 when he discovered a historic tale that inspired him to write his first play. It changed his life.

Spring 2018 Alumni Up Close, Inside, Spring 2018, The Scoop



Carolina alumna Zena Cardman stands on a tarmac holding her gear. She is a new NASA astronaut trainee. Over 18,000 people applied to be in the 2017 class; she was one of 12 selected.

The 0.3 percent

Carolina alumna Zena Cardman is a new NASA astronaut trainee. Over 18,000 people applied to be in the 2017 class; she was one of 12 selected.

Fall 2017 Alumni Up Close, Fall 2017, Inside



From left, Maggie West, Mike Alston, Julius Alston and Hudson Vaughan in the Alston brothers’ home. The Community Empowerment Fund and the Jackson Center worked together to help the brothers settle into a duplex in the Northside neighborhood.

Choosing lives of community advocacy

An alumni couple help people transition out of homelessness and preserve historically black neighborhoods in Chapel Hill.

Fall 2017 Alumni Up Close, Fall 2017, Inside



Lowe and wife, Julia, with Jonathan and Drew Scott, hosts of “Property Brothers,” at an auction to benefit the American Heart Association.

The man behind HGTV

Carolina alumnus Ken Lowe built Scripps empire on DIY, food and travel — and a focus on core values.

Fall 2017 Alumni Up Close, Fall 2017, Inside



An artist nurtures new voices, from beatmaking to Blackspace

Freelon is the founder of Blackspace, which offers community-based programs to local youth. There’s an emphasis in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) education, with workshops from beat making … Continued

Spring 2017 Alumni Up Close, Inside, Issues, Spring 2017



A chef and a philosopher

Arthur Gordon, owner of Irregardless Café, is a pioneer in the local food movement.

Spring 2017 Alumni Up Close, Inside, Issues, Spring 2017



Broadway breakthrough

Max von Essen ’96 received a Tony nomination for his role as Henri in “An American in Paris” on Broadway.

Fall 2016 Alumni Up Close, Inside