French and Arabic and was an Arabic tutor
and a volunteer at her local library and hospital.
Chelsea Merritt of Charlotte, an English
major, believes in education as the way to
secure America’s future. She volunteers with
Jack and Jill of America and was a day-camp counselor over the summer. In a
thank-you note to BAR scholarship
donors, she extended “a sincere promise to
uphold the dignity and maintain the
curiosity that is encouraged and expected”
by the black alumni group.
To continue to support students like this
year’s recipients, the Light on the Hill
Scholarship committee is gearing up for
another round of fundraising. The committee’s goal for 2009 is to put together a
long-term plan for raising funds and
expanding the scholarships, Hadley said.
“Donating is another great opportunity
to reward a student who has done everything possible to be admitted to Carolina,”
she said. “This is a way to make the road a
little easier for them to enjoy the best that
Carolina has to offer.”
— Nancy Oates
Here and There
The Black Alumni Reunion, the GAA’s largest affinity reunion, has
its formal occasions, such as the Light on the Hill Scholarship and
Black Pioneers banquets. But much of the weekend is more informal,
with a golf tournament, dances, a casino night and, of course, the tailgate parties and the Homecoming football game. Old friends and classmates were catching up wherever they met up, and members of different classes shared experiences from their times at Carolina.
For some, there’s chatting about old times, and
for others, BAR events offer a chance to show
off family additions and share other news.
There was a lot of friendly wagering at the casino
night on Saturday at the Imperial Ballroom at the
Credit Is Due
Photos submitted and published on page
49 of the November/December 2008
issue of the Review are by Albee Incle.
PHOTOS BY ALBEE INCLE
The Black Alumni
Reunion included a
morning at the Bell
Tower, above, and a
Friday morning at the
Washington Duke Inn
and Golf Club, left.
GAA Board of
Randy Jones ’ 79,
left, was among
those showing some
moves on the dance