Great journeys begin in the College of Arts and Sciences
Class of 2001 Actuarial Science major
President of Chi Psi Fraternity
DR. LISA MORRISSEY
A. B., Math, 1974
Ph.D., Biostatistics, 1983
Vice President, Biostatistics, Quintiles, Inc.
Home: Chapel Hill
"I came to Carolina having already decided on what I would
focus my studies - actuarial math. Icould have gone to a tech-
nical institution and likely received a thorough education in this
field, but not much else. Had Igone to just another liberal arts
school, Icould have gotten a broad spectrum of classes, but
I would have had to compromise the quality of my major
courses. In my years at UNC I have strongly prepared myselffor
my chosen career, but more importantly, I have
expanded my horizons beyond just math and
statistics, giving me a greater appreciation and
understanding of the arts, sciences, and all else life
has to offer. "
"I often try to persuade young people to enter a career in the sci-
ences. Ialso point out to them the value of a broad knowledge of
the arts and humanities. A scientist tests hypotheses, and then
persuades others in journals and speeches of the truth and value
of the results. The hours Ispent in English, philosophy, eco-
nomics and music classes, gave me not only reasoning
skills, but also the ability to communicate in writing and in
public forums. My liberal arts education is a well of
support every time I rise to speak to a group of sci-
entists or write a paper. Without an understanding
of the arts and society, I might
be a biostatistician, but not a scientist. "
The College of
In the College of Arts and Sciences, the heart and soul of Carolina, we believe that learning never ends.
All Carolina students, no matter what their major, spend their first two years in the College and most choose to continue
their education in one of our 49 areas of study. Our liberal arts coursework prepares students for life's opportunities and
surprises and engenders a love oflearning that lasts a lifetime.
Agift to the College of Arts and Sciences is the best way to support a liberal arts education at Carolina. Your support
directly benefits thousands ofstudents and hundreds of faculty, helps the College maintain its national leadership in liberal
arts education and raises the stature of the entire University.
With a gift of $1 ,000 or more, you will become a member of the College's Dean's Club. Agift of $2,000 or more will also
include you in the University's Chancellors' Club. Please send your gift or pledge to Dennis Cross, Executive Director, The
Arts and Sciences Foundation, CB 6115, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-6115. For information on the many ways
you may support the College and its programs, please call 919/962-01OS.
Aerospace Studies ' African and Afro·American Studies ' American Studies • Anthropology' Applied and Materials Sciences ' Art • Asian Studies ' Biology· Chemistry ' City and Regional Planning · Classics
Communication Studies ' Comparative Literature ' Computer Science' Cultural Studies' Dramatic Art · Ecology · Economics' English' Folklore' Geography ' Geological Studies • Germanic Languages
History· International Studies ' Latin American Studies ' Linguistics· Management and Society· Marine Sciences ' Mathematical Sciences' Mathematics' Music' Naval Science ' Operations Research
Peace, War and Defense· Philosophy' Physical Exercise and Sport Science ' Physics and Astronomy · Political Science ' Psychology · Public Policy Analysis· Recreation & Leisure Studies ' Religious Studies'
Romance Languages · Russian and Eastern European Studies ' Slavic Languages & Literature · Sociology ' Statistics ' Women's Studies