Kimberly Kyser CHAPEL HILL, N.C.
rf0r Kimberly Kyser, "UNC is home and heart." " 1 grew up on Franklin Street in a house that has been n our family for more than 100 years," Kyser said. "My parents, two sisters
and I, plus many cousins, aunts and uncles, graduated from UNC."
Kyser earned her bachelor'S degree in art history from Carolina
and a B.F.A. in painting from the Atlanta College of Art.
The mother of two, Kyser spent 10 years as a painter represented
by an Atlanta gallery. She has also designed apparel, taught
design and costume history, been a wardrobe consultant and
was the style editor for a city magazine. Today she is an interior
designer, president of Mortarboard Productions Inc., and
executive producer of a documentary film about the life
of her father, big band leader Kay Kyser ' 28.
At Carolina, she has supported the arts with gifts to the Kay
Kyser Jazz Scholarship in the Department of Music, PlayMakers
Repertory Co., the Carolina Performing Arts Society Endowment
Fund and the Memorial Hall Renovation Fund.
"Art embraces the essence of humanity," Kyser said. "It is
civilizing and inclusive. I would like to see the visual and
performing arts flourish on this campus and enrich the
lives of all students."
Women give to Carolina in many
ways - not just financially but also
by volunteering their energy, time
and ideas. They serve on every
University board. including the
Board of Trustees, the Board of
Visitors and the Carolina First
Campaign Steering Committee,
and they champion Carolina in
their regions. They mentor students
and provide summer internships.
Another way women serve Carolina
is through the Carolina Women's
Leadership Council- a network
of women from all over the country
committed to supporting the
University and students' educational
experiences. In addition to members' individual gifts, the council
is collectively funding afaculty
mentoring award program, which
recognizes outstanding faculty
who go the extra mile to mentor
students and other faculty.
Women are leaving their footprints
all over the University - touching
the lives of students, faculty and
staff members. As Carolina works
to become the nation's leading
public university, women's support
is especially critical.
Where will you leave your footprint?
For more information, contact
Lanier Brown May at 919-843-5883
or lanier_may@un c.edu.
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