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Media invited to cover UNC Chapel Hill’s launch of two programs
to help the men and women of our nation’s armed forces and veterans
(Chapel Hill, N.C.—May 19, 2015) – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will announce two new programs that support our active duty military and veterans during a special presentation on Wednesday, May 20, at 11:00 a.m. in the Florence and James Peacock Atrium in the FedEx Global Education Center on campus on Wednesday, May 20.
Members of the media are invited to attend this event where Chancellor Carol L. Folt will announce:
- Student Veteran Assistance Program. UNC Chapel Hill has created a new full-time position—Student Veteran Assistance Coordinator—in the Office of the Dean of Students. This position will work collaboratively with other professionals in the Office of the Dean of Students and across the university, state, and local communities to help veterans navigate the higher education process. The position, which will be filled this summer, will also focus on ways to make the university experience a positive experience for military veterans.
- UNC Core (unccore.org). A new online distance education program offered by UNC Chapel Hill that will help active duty military complete their general education courses so they can apply for follow-on undergraduate degree programs.
This event will also be an opportunity to highlight the many other programs Carolina has offered (or is preparing to offer) to support the military and veterans. Chancellor Folt and other Carolina program leaders for service personnel and veterans will speak and be available for questions following the announcements. The announcement will begin promptly at 11:00 a.m. in the Florence and James Peacock Atrium in the FedEx Global Education Center located on the corner of Pittsboro and McCauley Streets.
Wednesday, May 20
11:00 a.m. ET
FedEx Global Education Center
301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Media Check-In: Media must check-in at the media table no earlier than 10:30 a.m. for credentials. Jim Gregory will be the on-site contact.
Parking: Parking will be available in The Carolina Inn parking lot on Pittsboro Street adjacent to the FedEx Global Education Center. Please use the contact information below to notify us of your attendance so we can ensure your organization has the opportunity to park in The Carolina Inn parking lot.
Communications and Public Affairs contact: Jim Gregory, (919) 962-8431, firstname.lastname@example.org