The University
of the People

In his 1993 bicentennial address, UNC alumnus Charles Kuralt reminded us that, as the nation’s first public university, Carolina is “The University of the People.” His words captured perfectly what makes Carolina great — its people. Here are the stories of some of those people who, together, showcase the broad impact Carolina makes in the state, nation and world. By supporting them and our public, the possibilities are limitless.


A Morehead-Cain Scholar Gives Back

It’s about making something you love bigger and better

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  • Clear Filters
  • Campus

    Building Toward Excellence

    For our 7,000-plus alumni, no building on campus better encapsulates their education than Beard Hall.

  • Business

    Education Anywhere 

    UNC Kenan-Flagler was one of the first leading business schools to offer an online M.B.A. program.

  • Business

    Building for the Future

    Making North Carolina a more attractive place for others to live and work is important to Steve Bell (BA ’67).

  • Faculty Support

    Faculty Excellence Challenge

    “I have been fortunate in my life and career to have incredible teachers, mentors and leaders who invested their time and energy in my success, not just in the business world, but in every facet of my life.”

  • Business

    Loyal Supporters Drive UNC Kenan-Flagler as It Strives to Be the Top Business School

    When Ann Christian Goodno graduated from UNC Kenan-Flagler in 1945 and made her first annual gift, she could not have anticipated the changes that would come to the world or to business.

  • Student Support

    Red, White & Carolina Blue Challenge

    “We are so grateful to the Vetters for a transformative gift that aligns with our core values, upholds Carolina’s commitment to excellence, accessibility and affordability, and also honors the men and women who bravely serve our country. With their gift and their challenge to the Carolina community, we will help enrich the lives of deserving students and their families." - David Routh, Vice Chancellor for University Development

  • Community

    Opening Eyes Can Open Doors

    We are grounded in a responsibility to expand access to information for people throughout the world, promoting informed communities and educated citizens.

  • Community

    Online, Now in Reach

    The internet grows ever more vital as an information source, and yet it's unavailable to most of the world's population.

  • Faculty Support

    A Matter of Facts

    Health information and data can often be dense and hard to understand, meaning that it runs the risk of misinterpretation.

  • Faculty Support

    Our Search Never Ends

    It seems like Google can find everything – right up until it can't find what you need.

  • Leadership

    Blueprint for Next

    Carolina's new overarching framework will guide its growth and future direction.

  • Business

    Success Hits Close to Home

    “What makes UNC Kenan-Flagler students stand out — and I hear this from other people that hire them — is that they have grit.”