A Message from Dean Matson
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.
Perhaps you'd also like to know more about how Carolina students and alumni are using their degrees to make the world a better place. With more than 60,000 alumni, former Tar Heel graduate students are making an impact wherever they go. I have heard from many of those alumni who want to remain connected with their graduate alma mater – and we want to remain connected with you.
Maybe we all can use a little good news today.
So those are all our goals in sharing this new communication with you.
I don't need to tell you that graduate education makes a difference in our world. Advanced higher education in the United States has been an enormously successful enterprise, serving the vital scientific, cultural and economic needs of the nation and the world. Whether it's by furthering understanding of an important issue or by solving a critical challenge, graduate education improves lives. In addition, it is an essential part of Carolina's tradition.
Carolina's reputation for excellence in graduate education remains strong, even as we address many challenges of the current economy. Our faculty, students, staff and alumni are among the best in the world and help us continue as one of the finest – and most collaborative – universities nationwide.
Sharing stories with you about our alumni and students is pure joy, since their achievements speak for themselves. Throughout the academic year, at events such as new student orientation, graduation and our Graduate Student Recognition Celebration, I am continually reminded of the enthusiasm, creativity, discipline and talent that graduate students bring to their work. As I have the pleasure of meeting with graduate alumni, I can see the culmination of these efforts and how alumni impact the lives of people across the globe.
We hope you find the Grad School News informative and interesting. We welcome your feedback at any time. Please let us know what you'd like to read more about, as well as your ideas for making our newsletter better.
And thanks for the many ways you support graduate education at Carolina.
The Graduate School