D AVIE A WARDS G IVEN To B URNETT AND R IZZO
he University's Board of
Trustees has presented William
Recipients are Timothy B. Bur-
nett ' 62, president of Bessemer
Improvement Co. of Greensboro,
and Paul J. Rizzo 'SO, vice chairman
and chief financial officer of IBM.
They were honored at a dinner Nov.
17 given by the trustees and Chan-
cellor Paul Hardin.
The Davie Award, named for the
Revolutionary War hero who is
considered the father of the University, is the highest honor given by
the trustees. The annual award,
created in 1984, recognizes "extra-
ordinary service to the University or
Burnett, who earned a bachelor's
degree in mathematics, was called a
champion of what most consider the
University's heart and soul- the
College of Arts and Sciences. "[He]
has a promethean passion for help-
Timoth)1B. BUn/au ' 62
ing the Uni-
need to offer
the award citation read.
As chairman of the Development
Committee for the Arts and Sci-
ences Foundation Inc.'s board of
directors and a member of the
steering committee for the Bicentennial Campaign for Carolina, Bur-
nett leads volunteer efforts to meet
a $50 million Bicentennial goal for
the college. That goal, the largest in
the $400 million campaign, is within
reach; more than $45 million has
been committed to date.
Burnett recently finished a two-
year stint as chairman of the Board
of Visitors, which assists the trustees
and the chancellor. Issues the
board tackled during Burnett's
tenure included admissions and aca-
demic advising. He serves on the
Chancellor Search Committee that
Paul J. Rizzo ' 50
A graduate of what
IBM in 1958
as a methods
became senior vice president and
group executive, and nine years later
he was elected vice chairman of the
board, a position he held until his
Rizzo returned to Carolina only
a month after his IBM retirement
to become dean of the Kenan-Flager
Business School, which he helped
put on the map--nationally and
internationally. As the school's first
dean to come directly from the
business community, he is credited
with offering insight from the
corporate world and helping build a
stronger bridge between business
SENIORS MAKE A
y E S ,.
I'LL INVEST IN THE
"A wise investment" is what The Daily Tar
Heel called the 1994 Senior Class gift.
The Class of 1994 pledged more than
$250,000 to the Academic Affairs Library.
The class gift will establish an endowment to
purchase electronic services that are in heavy
demand by students.
Are the seniors on to something here?
Three of the last four senior classes have pledged their support to the
library- bringing it more than $1 million. They know that the Library is
central to everything the University offers.
Won't you join the"seniors by making your gift to the Friends of the Library?
To send your gift or for more information, please contact: Friends of the
Library, CB 3920, Davis Library, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
Enclosed is my tax deductible gift of
$_ _ made payable to the
University Library Endowment.
FRlENI)S Of THE LlBRARY
Contributors of $1 ,000 may add a name to
the donor plaque in Davis Library. Gifts to
the Friends of the Library count in The Bicen-
tennial Campaign for Carolina. Gifts will
also earn an additional 25 percent from the
National Endowment for the Humanities
Challenge Grant .
CAI'?OLINA ALUMNI R EVIEW