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Faculty Marshal Terry Rhodes leads the platform party from South Building to Memorial Hall for the 2015 University Day ceremony at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Faculty Marshal Terry Rhodes leads the platform party from South Building to Memorial Hall for the 2015 University Day ceremony at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

All members of the University community are invited to attend the annual celebration commemorating the laying of the cornerstone of Old East and the official founding of the University. This year, University Day will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in Memorial Hall. Please note the change in date.

Faculty and staff should gather at the Old Well beginning at 10:30 a.m. In case of rain, faculty and staff will be instructed to gather in the Anne Queen Faculty Commons in the Campus Y building.

As faculty and staff process into Memorial Hall, each school will be identified with a gonfalon style banner, and faculty and staff will process behind their respective banner. The procession will be organized by the date of the establishment of the school. Please ensure that your school is well-represented in the processional and at University Day.

Since 1971 the University has awarded Distinguished Alumna and Alumnus Awards on this day. This year’s recipients are:

  • Karen Bruton – B.A., Mathematics, 1971
  • Florence Fearrington – B.A. Mathematics, 1958
  • Rosalind Fuse-Hall, J.D. – B.S., Criminal Justice, 1980
  • Dr. Sanford “Sandy” Shugart – B.Sc., Teaching, 1978; M.A.T., 1983; Ph.D., 1990
  • Paula Brown Stafford – B.S., Public Health, 1986; M.P.H., 1992

The co-recipients of the Edward Kidder Graham Award, Mimi Chapman, professor of social work, and Eugenia Eng, professor of health behavior, will be honored for their distinguished service to the state, the nation and the University.

Academic regalia is welcomed but not required. Faculty who would like to rent regalia for the University Day processional should contact Sarah Hockaday at sjhockaday@store.unc.edu at Student Stores by September 23, 2016. Please notify the Office of University Events (staceywarner@unc.edu or 919-962-2821) regarding your participation.

Additional information is available at http://www.unc.edu/universityday/.

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