Legacy for Lisa

Honoring a two-time alum and champion of Carolina

Lisa Stockman Mauriello Headshot

Honoring a two-time alum and champion of Carolina

UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media two-time alumna Lisa Stockman Mauriello ’91, ’13 (M.A.) of Summit, New Jersey, passed away at age 52 on Aug. 4, 2021, after a battle with a rare and fast-moving form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). .

Born on July 15, 1969, Lisa graduated from Apex High in North Carolina in 1987 and UNC-Chapel Hill in 1991 where she met her future husband, Bob Mauriello of Staten Island.

In the 22 years following her college graduation, Lisa married Bob and added three sons to their family, while also advancing in her career, being named one of CNN’s “50 Most Powerful People in Healthcare.”

In 2013, Lisa returned to UNC-Chapel Hill to earn an M.A. in technology and communication. Soon thereafter, she became an adjunct professor at NYU and Carolina. Most recently, Lisa worked with the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media to create a health communication certificate program to educate the next generation of health communication professionals, called “Legacy for Lisa.”

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