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A Tar Heel tradition: Say thanks for the assist

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“Without even noticing, UNC seeps into your pores. By junior year, she’s in your blood. You can’t remember a time when you didn’t have moments on campus where you lose your breath for a second and all you can think is, ‘Wow, I love this place.’” 

– Elyse Ashburn (UNC ’04)

Nothing could be finer…

Brendan Nally - UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Photo: @brendannally Instagram

Late spring is always a special time at UNC Kenan-Flagler. Classes end, students transition to the ranks of alumni and, in many senses, the School reinvents itself.

Just as students redefine their relationship with the School following graduation, so do many faculty and staff. Springtime has marked countless milestones for some of the most dedicated and cherished members of our community.

In the spring of 2003, longtime faculty member Rollie Tillman (BSBA ’55) taught his last class at the Business School – as did legendary professors Harold Langenderfer in 1997, Jay Klompmaker in 2001 and Linda Bowen in 2014.

“We’ll hold it briefly, feel its pulsing heart before letting it go to impart that Carolina magic to those students there now, and to all those who will come in the endless future, stay awhile, and leave a part of their soul in a place called Chapel Hill.” A.C. Snow (BA ’50)

Sherry Wallace (BA ’82, MBA ’87), beloved director of admissions for our full-time MBA Program, watched the first class of students she recruited cross the stage in Spring 2001. And more than 35 years ago, Doug Shackelford (BSBA ’80) turned his tassel under beautiful Carolina blue skies. He became dean of UNC Kenan-Flagler in spring 2014.

Chances are one or more of these individuals – or some the hundreds of incredible faculty and staff who taught and worked in McColl and Carroll Hall – have made an impact on your life and helped shape you into the person you are today.

Now it’s your turn.

Say thanks for the assist


Honor your favorite Business School professor or staff member – current or retired – by making a gift of any size to The Fund for UNC Kenan-Flagler in their name.

Be sure to indicate that your gift is being made in honor or memory of a fellow Tar Heel. To include a note for your honoree, check the “I would like to share a story about why I made this gift” option.

Start a new Tar Heel tradition


There’s no better way to thank those who have made a lasting impact on your life than by honoring them with a gift to the place you both hold dear.

By making a gift to the School for two or more consecutive years or by setting up a recurring donation, you’ll automatically be named to the Ann Christian Goodno Loyalty Society – and you’ll be in great company. Goodno (BSCOM ’45) – the School’s longest-living consecutive donor – celebrated the 70th anniversary of her graduation from the Business School in 2015.

Springtime in Carolina is steeped in tradition – and with your help, we can start a new one.

“So far from forgetting this blessed place, I think my picture of it grows clearer every year. It was as close to magic as I’ll ever be.”

– Thomas Wolfe (UNC ’20)