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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.”

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“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.”

Great teaching is a Carolina tradition, and in every era Carolina faculty members have excelled at it.. Our teachers and scholars advance human welfare in all of its manifestations. They are on the front lines of creating and disseminating knowledge, and they are the heart and soul of the University. We want only the best, most impactful teachers in our classrooms.

Think, for a moment, of the teachers who influenced you. John Ellison has. He said UNC faculty have had a profound impact on his life, and he wants every student to have that experience.

Ellison, an alumnus from Greensboro, gave a $10 million challenge gift to help UNC retain, recruit and reward extraordinary teachers, scholars and scientists. And with your support, Carolina matched his gift, well ahead of schedule.

But the Faculty Excellence Challenge will continue to accept gifts to help the chancellor enhance overall academic quality, strengthen the research enterprise, broaden innovation and entrepreneurship initiatives, and better serve a growing undergraduate, graduate and professional student body. Gifts to the Challenge support incentives such as salary supplements and research funds, strategically awarded to the teachers Carolina wants to retain or recruit.

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