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In other news: May 2023

Alumni Weekend 2023 Dean E. Smith Center.

More insights and highlights from the UNC Kenan-Flagler community.

Thought leaders

Standout students and alumni

Andre Martin

  • William Bryant (MBA ’23) was named UNC Health’s chief financial officer, overseeing the finances of 15 hospitals, 19 campuses and 900 clinics across North Carolina. Bryant is scheduled to receive MBA in the fall.
  • Students met the donors supporting their UNC Kenan-Flagler journey at the 13th annual Donors and Scholars Celebration hosted by the Office of Advancement. Tomer Crawford (BSBA ’23) is a first-generation college student who said that without the James Wilford Clark Jr. Undergraduate Scholarship he would have been “constantly worrying about how I am going to fund my education.”
  • Andre Martin (PhD ’23) tells the Carolina Graduate School magazine what he wished he had known when he began his doctoral program.
  • David Soltani (BSBA ’24), Paul Cabin (BSBA ’25), Tia Chawla (BSBA ’25) have been named to the latest Phillips Ambassadors cohort.  Phillips Ambassadors will travel to India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand in the summer and fall of 2023.
  • Fencer Will Palazzolo (BSBA ’23) has received a UNC Scholar-Athlete Top Ten Senior Award, which honors the five men and five women graduating with the highest grade point averages among student-athletes in all 28 varsity sports.

Welcome home

Alumni Weekend 2023

Thank you to the many alumni who returned to the UNC Kenan-Flagler campus for Alumni Weekend under Carolina blue skies. Don’t forget to save the date for the next Alumni Weekend: April 25-27, 2024.

Spotted on social

  • The 2023 UNC Real Estate Conference, hosted by the Leonard W. Wood Center for Real Estate Studies, took over the Dean E. Smith Center.
    Panelists explored retail, hospitality and office markets and the overall economic outlook for the real estate agency. Bob Faith, founder and CEO of Greystar, a global leader in rental property investment and management, gave the keynote address.
  • Jocelyn Wang (BS ’26) celebrated her team’s first-place finish at UNC Kenan-Flagler’s inaugural Undergraduate Alpha Competition, a collaboration between the Center for Excellence in Investment Management, MBA Alpha Challenge, Smart Women Securities club and the Fixed Income Association.

    Lider inaugural cohort 2023

    The inaugural cohort of the Lider program.

  • Patricia Collins, associate director of MBA Global Programs, honored students completing their global exchange program: “Go off into the world, make your exchange mom proud!”
  • Congrats to the inaugural cohort of 16 fellows who graduated from Líder, a leadership program for Latinx undergraduate students across North Carolina. Líder was co-founded by Kevin Ortiz (MBA ’23) and Marcela Torres-Cervantes, assistant director of the Carolina Latinx Center.


    • The inaugural MBA@UNC Reunion is coming to Chicago June 23-25. All MBA@UNC and MAC@UNC alumni (and a guest) are invited. For registration and more information, go here.
    • Many UNC Kenan-Flagler alumni and working professional MBA students, ask how they can give back to the school. Here’s how: Hire a Tar Heel MBA.Consider a Tar Heel for a new role, contract or internship vacancy. For those seeking talented MBAs and alums with integrity, inclusion, innovation and impact at their core, UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA students are seeking employment this summer and post-graduation. Resumes for our full-time MBAs, working professional MBAs and alumni can be found on our Resume Book page at For more details on how to get started, email

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