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Initiative for Minority Excellence: DeeAnn Spicer

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Ph.D. student DeeAnn Spicer has attended Writing Wednesdays with our Initiative for Minority Excellence—she says they’ve helped her feel like part of a community while in graduate school.

Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS: Traci Thompson

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Traci Thompson is a master’s degree student in public administration who has built community by networking with other graduate students outside of her discipline.

Initiative for Minority Excellence: Janae Shaheed

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Janae Shaheed’s research is influenced by her identity and a desire to stay true to her passions and perspectives. She’s engaged with multiple organizations on campus to build community.

Initiative for Minority Excellence: Laura Mendez

Monday, January 17, 2022

Laura Mendez has built community at Carolina through connections she’s made in the Department of Biology—a department with a large student body who come from a variety of backgrounds. She has also joined a number of student-led organizations that align with her values.

Initiative for Minority Excellence: Charity Lackey

Monday, November 29, 2021

Charity Lackey, a 2017 alumna of UNC-Chapel Hill is an emerging scientist with clinical nursing background interested in understanding the relationship between the experience of stress and health outcomes. She also works at UNC Health as a registered nurse.

Initiative for Minority Excellence: Ivonne Headley

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Ivonne Headley is a master’s degree student in the Gillings School of Global Public Health, where she is studying nutrition. She credits La Familia with helping her build community as a graduate student at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Initiative for Minority Excellence: Margarett McBride

Monday, August 23, 2021

Margarett McBride is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience. Her research focuses on how neighborhood contexts shape parenting and youth well-being in Black families. The Graduate School featured her research in its spring 2021 Beyond These Walls event.


Thursday, October 31, 2019

Get ready for a little ghoulish fun! We will have a few rounds of spooky bingo with prizes for the winners. There will also be prizes for anyone that dresses in costume! If bingo is not your game, we have … Continued