Media invited to cover College of Arts & Sciences major donation announcement on May 23

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Media invited to cover College of Arts & Sciences major donation announcement on May 23


(Chapel Hill, N.C.— May 17, 2017) – Media are invited to join the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for an announcement of the largest single one-time gift by a living individual or family received by the College of Arts & Sciences. Donated by the family of a fifth-generation North Carolina company, the gift will more than double the size of a nationally recognized undergraduate program within the College and provide invaluable support for additional faculty and student internships.


Chancellor Carol L. Folt, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences Kevin Guskiewicz and the donors, who are from Charlotte/Hickory and Bedford, New York, will participate in the presentation and be available for interviews afterward. University leaders, College of Arts & Sciences administrators and staff and important figures in the business community will also attend. The event will begin promptly at 1 p.m.


Tuesday, May 23

1 p.m.

Gardner Hall, courtyard (adjacent to Carroll Hall and Hanes Hall on Polk Place)

UNC-Chapel Hill campus

Chapel Hill, North Carolina


Media Check-In: Media must check in at the Gardner Hall tent no earlier than 12:30 p.m. MC VanGraafeiland will be the on-site contact (646-345-2802).


Parking: A limited number of spaces will be available for media representatives in lots near Gardner Hall. Contact MC VanGraafeiland ( by 4 p.m. on Monday, May 22, to reserve parking.




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, 110 master’s, 64 doctorate and seven professional degree programs through 14 schools and the College of Arts and Sciences. Every day, faculty, 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 318,000-plus alumni live in all 50 states and 157 other countries. More than 167,000 live in North Carolina.


Communications and Public Affairs contact: MC VanGraafeiland, (919) 962-7090,