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In other news: February 2024

Rameses UNC Kenan-Flagler campus

It’s always a good day to be a Tar Heel, but it’s going to be a particularly great time to be one at UNC Kenan-Flagler from March 25-28.

The School’s inaugural Spirit Week will offer different ways for alumni, students, faculty and community members to engage with the Business School.

Here’s an overview of the week’s schedule with information on how to participate each day. In addition, several alumni chapters will be hosting events around the country.

Monday, March 25 – Blue & White Day

  • Wear Carolina colors to show your Kenan-Flagler spirit and support.
  • To do:
    • Post a photo in your Carolina gear on social media and tag @unckenanflagler.
    • Attend the on-campus Spirit Week celebration from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
    • Watch our Kenan-Flagler Spirit Week video and download a curated Spotify playlist.

Tuesday, March 26 – GiveUNC

  • Show your gratitude to someone who impacted your life at UNC Kenan-Flagler.
  • To do:
    • Make a gift to UNC Kenan-Flagler in honor of your mentor.
    • Look out for exciting challenges and track our Giving Day progress at
    • Help the School claim victory in the Battle for Carolina from 2-4 p.m. by making a gift of any size.
    • Send a note of appreciation to your mentor.

Wednesday, March 27 – Business for Life

  • Continue learning about various business topics in our series of roundtable discussions.
  • To do:
    • Sign up to attend a virtual faculty roundtable discussion.
    • Post your own thought leadership on a topic of interest or share your career journey on LinkedIn or explore opportunities to get more involved with the Business School’s Centers of Excellence.
    • Reconnect with a classmate from your UNC Kenan-Flagler days.

Thursday, March 28 – Building Student Leaders

  • Share your advice and experience with current business students to help them prepare for their future careers.
  • To do:
    • Sign up to be paired with a current business student for flash mentoring.
    • Join the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School group on HeelsEngage.
    • Post a photo from your days as a student and share advice for current students.
Yunzhi Hu

Professor Yunzhi Hu. Photo by Alyssa LaFaro.

Thought leaders

Unsung Hero Allisaon Schlobohm

Allison Schlobohm (center) receives the Unsung Hero Award. Photo by Jon Gardiner.

Unsung hero

Congratulations to Professor Allison Schlobohm (MA ’10, PhD ’16) on receiving the prestigious UNC 2024 Unsung Hero Award. The award is presented annually to two University-wide recipients who have made significant contributions to social justice, equity and inclusion in their everyday work and advocacy.

Schlobohm and fellow recipient Cheryl Woods Giscombé, interim senior associate dean for academic affairs, were honored at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture and Awards Ceremony on Jan. 18. The awards are sponsored by the University’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion.

“I am so very, very grateful, humbled and motivated by this award,” Schlobohm said. “I feel fortunate to have experienced Carolina as both a student and a faculty member, and much of my work around inclusion, equity and justice is inspired by the communities I have been a part of here, as well as the communities I rarely saw and hope to help build.”

Standout students and alumni

MAC Program STEM designation.

UNC Kenan-Flagler MAC students meet with recruiters at the Friday Center.

MAC Program career satisfaction

The Master of Accounting (MAC) Program’s Class of 2023 for the on-campus program has achieved a 99% acceptance rate for full-time job offers, showcasing the success of students embracing opportunities presented through a structured recruiting process, according to the program’s latest employment outcomes survey.

North Carolina remained the top preferred destination, with 65% of graduates accepting positions in Charlotte, Raleigh and elsewhere in the state. The most popular fields were audit/assurance (65%) and tax accounting (22%).

“We applaud the accomplishments of every graduate, and we eagerly anticipate the impact they will make in public accounting and beyond,” said Shannon Keith, MAC director of career services.

Spotted on social

Wayne Freeman

Warm welcome

Wayne Freeman is a legend at the Business School thanks to his many years with Carolina Dining Services. His new role is the McColl Building’s front desk attendant. A former football player for the University, Freeman is dedicated to Carolina in every way. We’re grateful to have him.

Dean Mary Margaret Frank shared her favorite Wayne memory on Facebook.

“My favorite moment was my return to Cafe McColl after over two decades,” she wrote. “Wayne modeled leadership without titles through his enthusiasm and care for the people who passed by him. He led the Kenan-Flagler Way – setting an example that others follow.”