Frank Porter Graham Graduate and Professional Student Honor Society

“Without freedom there can be neither culture nor real democracy. Without freedom, there can be no university.”

—Frank Porter Graham


About the Society

The Frank Porter Graham Graduate and Professional Student Honor Society (founded 1993) recognizes outstanding service provided to the University and community by graduate and professional students enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Further, it recognizes the contributions of faculty, staff, and friends of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who have made outstanding contributions to the development of graduate and professional education at the University.

There are two categories of members, regular members and honorary members.

View list of all Frank Porter Graham Honor Society members

Events for Spring 2017:

Nomination Procedure

The Frank Porter Graham Graduate and Professional Student Honor Society (FPGHS) recognizes outstanding service provided to the University and community by graduate and professional students enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Honor Society also recognizes faculty and staff who have contributed to graduate and professional education at the University.

FPGHS is now accepting nominations for exceptional students, faculty, and staff who have contributed to the legacy of graduate education at Chapel Hill. The Honor Society will consider both proven late-program candidates and promising early-program candidates for induction in the Honor Society. Nominations can come from anyone in the UNC Chapel Hill community, including peers, advisors, or staff. It also permits self-nominations (with an accompanying letter of support from a member of the UNC Chapel Hill community.)

FPGHS nomination formpdf icon

To submit, please email the following attachments to fpghs.unc@gmail.com. You should have the nominee's name in the subject line (For example, Subject: Frank Graham).

  1. the completed nomination form (saved as NomineeLast_NomineeFirstNomination.pdf. For example, Graham_FrankNomination.pdf)
  2. the nominee's CV (saved as NomineeLast_NomineeFirstCV.pdf. For example, Graham_FrankCV.pdf)
  3. a letter of support (if candidate is self-nominated), which may be sent separately by the supporting writer (saved as NomineeLast_NomineeFirstLetter.pdf)

Nominations are due Sunday, March 12th, 2017 at 11:59pm.

Results will be announced in late March. Inductees will be invited to both the Graduate School's Recognition Celebration as well as the FPGHS Induction, along with their nominators and other guests. Attendance at both is highly encouraged.

For any questions about FPGHS or the nominations process, please contact Mara Howard-Williams (maravhw@live.unc.edu).

Contact

For all general inquiries: fpghs.unc@gmail.com

President: Mara Howard-Williams, maravhw@live.unc.edu

Vice President: Rachael Isom, risom@live.unc.edu

Treasurer: Marissa Cann, mcann@live.unc.edu

Secretary: Clare Fiesler, cmf29@live.unc.edu

University Advisor: Stephanie Schmitt, The Graduate School, sschmitt@email.unc.edu