Look for these items at
in September and October:
; Carolina Clubs’ game-viewing
GAA Online Digest
parties Find a gathering hosted by your
local club and help cheer on the Heels.
; Homecoming/RAMpage 2009 and
the Black Alumni Reunion Make
your plans for the weekend of Nov. 6-8,
find a hotel and see what’s scheduled.
; Tar Heel Service Days Carolina Clubs
worldwide have community service
events planned throughout October.
; Check out Member Discounts
UNC Press has increased discounts on
books, and UNC Student Stores is
offering a break on diploma frames.
See page 7 for the From the Hill Online Digest.
The most popular pages on
for the four weeks prior to July 31:
; TarNation/Online Alumni Directory
; Carolina Clubs
; User Services
; For Students
; Online Job Listings
; About the GAA
; UNC System Makes 10% Cuts Ahead
of State Budget Decision (news story)
; Heels Finish Second in Directors’
Cup Standings (news story)
; Classmates & Alumni Groups
; Carolina Alumni Review Online
; GAA Member Exclusives
GAA Online Traffic
Duke Game Headlines Homecoming/RAMpage 2009
There will be all the usual reasons to come to Homecoming/RAMpage 2009, Nov.
6-8, such as catching up with old friends
— the classes of ’ 84, ’ 89, ’ 94, ’ 99 and ’04
will be marking milestone reunion years —
and visiting familiar and new places on
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There also will be a few extra reasons.
The football game will feature Duke,
which has been moved up from its traditional end-of-season spot in the schedule, putting the spotlight back on a gridiron rivalry
that for decades was one of the hottest in
the country. (How hot? See page 26.) Get
in the spirit early with the Beat Duke
Party at He’s Not Here on Friday night.
Tailgating in the shadow of the Bell Tower will be among
Homecoming/RAMpage 2009’s highlights, as well as the usual
football weekend Tar Heel Town activities.
Tar Heels also will be celebrating the
85th birthday of the Rameses mascot, represented by current titleholder Rameses
XVIII. (Post your Rameses photos and
birthday wishes at alumni.unc.edu/rameses.)
Watch the defending national champion
men’s team in an exhibition game on
Friday night and visit the Carolina
Basketball Museum on Saturday.
And even though this is a big football
weekend, it comes as Carolina marks 100
years of basketball, so there will be several
opportunities to celebrate that legacy.
ONLINE: Find out more about these and
other events, other groups holding reunions
and keep up with the latest schedule for
Homecoming/RAMpage 2009 by visiting
As of Aug. 10:
; UNC General Alumni Association:
; UNC GAA Student Membership
Program (SMP): 358 fans
; UNC Homecoming: 373 friends
; UNCGAA: 725 followers
; UNCSMP: 126 fans
; UNC_Homecoming: new
; UNC General Alumni Association:
GAA Online Social Media
ONLINE: For more information about
the GAA’s activities, services and events,
Black Alumni Reunion Features Scholarships,
Tour of Campus Racial History
The Black Alumni Reunion will use its annual gathering during Homecoming/
RAMpage 2009 weekend, Nov. 6-8, to
honor the past and hail the future.
The future will be acknowledged with
scholarships to first-year students. The new
Light on the Hill Society Julius Peppers
Scholarship will award a student a $1,000
grant, renewable for up to three years.
Four other Light on the Hill Society
scholars each will receive a one-time
$1,000 award. All scholars will be honored
during the Light on the Hill Society
Banquet Nov. 6 at the Sheraton Imperial
Hotel and Convention Center.
The Black Alumni Reunion also will
reach out to high school students and
promote diversity on campus with the
new Carolina Diversity Experience.
Developed in collaboration with UNC’s
Office of Diversity and Multicultural
Affairs, this program will target alumni
children in grades 10-12 and include a
campus tour, a question-and-answer session with a student panel, a residence hall
visit, an admissions information session,
dinner and a ticket to the National
Panhellenic Council Homecoming Step
As to the past, a “Black and Blue Tour”
will start out at the Unsung Founders
Memorial on McCorkle Place and visit
other historical landmarks on Carolina’s
campus. Tim McMillan ’ 80, an adjunct
assistant professor in African and Afro-
American studies who also received a
master’s degree in 1982 and his doctorate
in 1989 from UNC, will discuss some of
the complex racial history on campus and
the memories that these landmarks pre-
serve. Then the annual Black Pioneers
dinner will honor African-American
alumni from the classes of 1952-70.
The weekend will include many other
events, such as parties and dances, a golf
tournament and networking opportunities, as well as all the other Homecoming/
RAMpage 2009 activities.
ONLINE: Find out more about activities and
keep up with the latest schedule for Black Alumni
Reunion by visiting