Media invited to cover two ceremonies honoring the military at UNC-Chapel Hill

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Media invited to cover two ceremonies honoring the military at UNC-Chapel Hill


(Chapel Hill, N.C.— Nov. 7, 2016) – In observance of Veterans Day, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will hold two events this week honoring veterans and active duty military that offer media representatives an opportunity for news coverage.


Third Annual Tar Heel Tribute Ceremony

Thursday, Nov. 10

11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Alumni Hall rooms of The Carolina Club, inside the George Watts Hill Alumni Center,

550 Stadium Dr.


This invitation-only event honors brave members of the Carolina community who have either served or are currently serving in the military. Chancellor Carol L. Folt will make opening remarks before an address by keynote speaker Imogene M. Jamison, former lieutenant colonel for the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps and current associate general counsel with the U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity. The event will also include time to network, a complimentary lunch and guest speakers. Additional event details are available here.


Carolina Alumni Memorial Ceremony

Friday, Nov. 11

11 a.m.

Carolina Alumni Memorial in Memory to Those Lost in Service, located between Phillips and Memorial Halls on Cameron Avenue

Rain Site: Nelson Mandela Auditorium, inside the FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.


Hosted by the University’s Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs, the ceremony honors all military members, both those currently serving and those who have served in the past. The featured speaker is Dr. Bruce Cairns, director of the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center at UNC Health Care, John Stackhouse Distinguished Professor of Surgery at the School of Medicine, chair of the faculty and Navy veteran. Additional event details are available here.



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 317,000 alumni live in all 50 states and 150 countries. More than 167,000 live in North Carolina.


Tar Heel Tribute ceremony media contact: Karen Moon, (919) 962-8595,

Carolina Alumni Memorial ceremony media contact: MC VanGraafeiland, (919) 962-7090,