Media invited to attend event honoring former Gov. Jim Hunt as he receives inaugural lifetime award for service to North Carolina children and families

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Media invited to attend event honoring former Gov. Jim Hunt as he receives inaugural lifetime award for service to North Carolina children and families

 

(Chapel Hill, N.C.— May 18, 2016) – Former North Carolina Gov. Jim Hunt will be honored on Monday, May 23, by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) with its first-ever lifetime achievement award for public service for his work on behalf of children and families in North Carolina.

 

The event is open to the media and former Gov. Hunt and FPG director Sam Odom will be available to speak with the media. FPG director Sam Odom is also immediately available to speak with the media before the May 23 event about the significance of the lifetime achievement award and the 50th anniversary conference by contacting him by email or telephone: slodom@unc.edu  or (919) 966-4250.

 

Monday, May 23, schedule:

  • 8:20 p.m. – Media check in at the Carolina Club, George Watts Hill Alumni Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • 8:40 p.m. – Gov. Hunt will receive award Monday, May 23, followed by approximately 20-minute acceptance speech. The remarks will address the importance of high-quality care for the state’s youngest children and include a retrospective of the importance of early education in North Carolina.
  • 9:15 p.m. – FPG director Sam Odom and Gov. Hunt available to speak with media.

 

Location:

Carolina Club

George Watts Hill Alumni Center

550 Stadium Dr.

UNC-Chapel Hill

 

Media Parking: Parking is available at the Rams Head parking Deck (104 Ridge Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514).

 

Media Contact: Dave Shaw, (919) 966-0871, Dave@unc.edu
 

To learn more about the conference, visit http://fpg.unc.edu/news/nc-foundations-join-forces-new-planning-conference-young-children. To learn more about FPG, visit http://fpg.unc.edu/

 

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About the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the nation’s first public university, is a global higher education leader known for innovative teaching, research and public service. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, Carolina regularly ranks as the best value for academic quality in U.S. public higher education. Now in its third century, the University offers 77 bachelor’s, 113 master’s, 68 doctorate and seven professional degree programs through 14 schools and the College of Arts and Sciences. Every day, faculty – including two Nobel laureates – staff and students shape their teaching, research and public service to meet North Carolina’s most pressing needs in every region and all 100 counties. Carolina’s more than 308,000 alumni live in all 50 states and 150 countries. More than 167,000 live in North Carolina.