Fall 2011

Dean Matson
Sharing this news is ‘pure joy’

Greetings from The Graduate School! You may be wondering, “Why am I receiving this newsletter?” Well, the answer is simple: You're a valued member of Carolina's graduate education community, and The Graduate School wants to share some of what's happening today within this important area of our University.

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William Evans
Inspiring young people to aspire

William Evans entered the School of Education's school counseling master's program right after his graduation. As a part of the program, he served an internship at East Chapel Hill High School, which led to a full-time counseling position after he received his master of arts degree.

“My graduate degree from UNC has enabled me to inspire and protect hundreds, if not thousands, of teenagers,” he says.

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Emily Elliott
Of time and tide

Three thousand years of underwater muck tell the story of North Carolina's beaches and barrier islands. Emily Elliott, a doctoral student in marine sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill, knows the story well.

Elliott – along with her faculty adviser Dr. Antonio Rodriguez, other researchers and students – has looked at the barrier island system of North Carolina's Outer Banks in ways that nobody else has before.

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Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
A journey ends – and begins

Dr. Suzanne Cusick, professor of music at New York University and Carolina graduate alumna, gave the keynote address at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Doctoral Hooding Ceremony on May 7. An estimated 250 students participated in the ceremony to have their academic hoods conferred.

The 2011 Faculty Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring was presented to Dr. Alan Nelson (philosophy).

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Graduate Education Day Proclamation
Graduate education benefits N.C.

Graduate students and alumni from UNC-Chapel Hill visited with legislators and presented posters of their research at the Legislative Building as a part of Graduate Education Day (May 25). Gov. Beverly Perdue had also designated the week of May 22-28 as Graduate Education Week throughout the state.

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Graduate Student Orientation
Very nice to meet you…

More than 800 new graduate students attended Graduate Student Orientation on Aug. 18, and Graduate School staff members were on hand to answer their questions – from registration in the morning to a reception late that afternoon.

The Graduate School's planning begins months before the annual event to ensure that new students will be introduced to all campus resources, policies and other information they will need to succeed at Carolina.

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The Graduate School's 1903 Society
1903…It was a very good year

The Graduate School's 1903 Society recognizes alumni and friends who make gifts to The Graduate School for at least three consecutive years. The 1903 Society is named for the year in which The Graduate School was established to guide graduate education at UNC-Chapel Hill.

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