Q & A (Conti/lllcdj rom Page 55)
What additional programs do we need to
deliver that address alumni and community
enrichment needs' and interests?' My chief
interest is maintaining our current attitude of
encouraging our alumni and University com-
munity to draw the agenda.
ALUMNI REVIEW: IljIhich new or continuil1g
programs do YOII wallt to emphasize?
D AVIS: While all the programs we have
run so far have been successful, I would like to
emphasize a few programs with new appeal.
One that we envision will have great appeal is
a family development program. Such a program
will work with the Child Development P
rogram under the Frank Porter Graham Child
Development Center and will serve alumni
who are raising families. W e also are interested
in appealing to alunmi working on their
careers who are interested in keeping their
skills cunent. Programs that offer the opportu-
nity to upgrade degrees would broaden the
educational spectrum of the U niversity to
include more alumni.
If the U niversity is offering an innovation
in a field we want not only our students, but
our alunmi, to be able to benefit.
ALUMNI REVIEW: O ne b(g Enrichment pro -
gram is the travel program. What are yOl./Y plam jor
thi s year?
D AVIS: Because our emphasis is on lifelong
learning, we will continue to explore educational
travel opportunities. The 1997 travel calendar
includes about 19 destinations, all of which will
be enl1anced with lectures, seminars and in many
cases a University £1culty representative who will
deliver travel lectures along the itinerary. W e
will continue to highlight education and co
nnection to the U niversity by having more trips
accompanied by UNC faculty members.
Also important is a new aspect ofour travel
program called Adventure Trips. We are
interested in finding if these adventures fulfill
an area that has not before been addressed.
Adventure Trips are more active travel and
have included a whitewater rafting expedition
and a biking trip which were popular.
ALUMNI REVIE W: Til what direction do YO II see
the overall Enrichment program headillg?
D AVIS: [ do believe what we've done,
we've done well, but r want to stress making
the Enrichment program as diverse as the
University itself. [ know that alumni look at
our program and ask, 'Am [ in here?' A primary
goal is for the program to answer, 'Yes.'
I also want the Enrichment program to
reflect a team effort, not only within itself but
with other GAA programs. ram part of a pro-
gram team at the GAA and have consistently
benefited from tapping into the valious talents
and resources ofour very capable staff as we
Lecturers Chosen for Travel Program
At least 50 percent of the UNC AluIllni Travel Program offerings in 1997 will include a UNC faculty
member as an expert lecturer. While it is
too early to identif Y all £1Culty lecturers, so
far, the following programs will include
key contributor to TIle Civil War series on
PBS; Kiger is a noted Civil War educator.
• History professor David Grifrltbs will
accompany alumni for the GAA's trip to
Russia Ouly 19-30).
• Bereket Habte Selassie, professor of
African studies, will be on the "Kenya
Safari" (Aug. 6-17).
Also, four "Alumni College Abroad"
programs will be offered, which include faculty members native to the areas being
studied. They will be held in Tuscany (May
7-15), Bavaria (Aug. 12-20), Oxford (Sept.
7-21), Burgundy and France (Oct. 15-23).
For details about the GAA Enrichment
travel programs, see the September/October
issue of the Carolil1a Alumlli Review (Pages
50-51); or contact Lany LaRusso '92 at
P.O. Box 660, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, by
phone at (919) 962- 3980 or bye-mail at
• History professor Gerhard Weinberg,
who will participate in the Enrichment
trip to Egypt (March 13-23) and the
Rhine/ Maine/Moselle River Cruise
• Monica Rector, professor of romance
languages, will lecture during the "Grand
Tour of Spain/ Portugal" (April 8-21).
• Civil War experts and UNC aluITU1i
Shelby Foote ' 39 and Freddie Kiger ' 74
will be on board for the Mississippi River
and the Civil War cruise (April 16-26).
Foote is an award-winning author and
chart new territory.
ALUMNI REVIEW: vVhat sparks your il1terest
ill directing Ellrichl1letlt activitiesjor UNC's alulIlni?
D AVIS: Simply the opportunity to do more. I
have been a part ofbuilding programs with
Career Services and, in moving to director of
Enrichment, I want to continue creating and
building programs to serve alumni. It opens
the opportunity for me to collaborate with
more GAA staff and the University community.
ALUMNI REVIEW: vVhat motivates YOllr dedi-
catiOtl to enrichmCl'lt ofthe UllilJersity mId its altm'llli?
D AVIS: I'm really an educator at heart. My
hunger for knowledge, and the opportunity to
share knowledge, can only be temporarily sati-
ated. The more I learn, the more I realize how
little I know. The Enrichment program is here
to connect alumni to the University through
lifelong learning, an ideology that has gained
solid pernlanence within my value system.
Davis is a cum laude graduate of UNC,
earning his degree in business administration.
He cunently is pursuing his master's in liberal
studies. Davis succeeds Linda W inner ' 64,
who has joined the Federal Executive Institute
in Charlottesville, Va.
Succeeding Davis as A1ul1mi Career Selvices
Coordinator is Linda M . Conklin, formerly
with Capital Ideas of R aleigh. She has exten-
sive experience in designing and delivering
corporate training programs as well as individ-
ual coaching and counseling. As owner and
consultant with Capital Ideas, Conklin con-
ducted workshops for Drake Beam MOlin, the
world's leading provider of organizational and
individual transition counseling. The GAA's
Career Services programs reach an estimated
2,000 Carolina alumni a year. A Q&A with
Conklin will appear in the March/April issue
of the Carolilla A lumlli Review.
- Beth Floyd
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