Carolina 225

More Than Money

"To me, the Carolina Covenant is so much more than money. It's love. It's calling Carolina 'home.'"

"To me, the Carolina Covenant is so much more than money. It's love. It's calling Carolina 'home.'"

Andrea Barnes ’18 — who graduated with a public policy major along with education and Hispanic studies minors — is Carolina’s first Mount Vernon Leadership Fellow. She’s a Margerison Distinguished Scholar and a Carolina Covenant Scholar. Because of that support, she’s the first in her family to go to college and to travel abroad.

Coming to you from Seville, Spain, where she studied abroad in fall 2016, Andrea talks about what the Carolina Covenant means to her.

This is story number 131 in the Carolina Stories 225th Anniversary Edition magazine.

Students and the Educational Experience Funding Priorities

Explore More Stories


Business Moms

“They’ll see mom did it…”

UNC - Chapel Hill

Well Informed

The School of Information and Library Science is the first Library School in North Carolina.

Student Support

Leading The Way

Founded in 1968, Project Uplift gives high-achieving high school students from historically under-served populations a firsthand opportunity to live, lead and learn about Carolina.


Travel Opens Your Eyes

Alumna Maribel Carrion created the Global Takeoff: Puerto Rico program to encourage students who are generally underrepresented in traditional study abroad programs to take that first critical step in a lifelong journey of global engagement.


Blending Art and Science

“I want to make art that’s educational, that people can get something from...”


Changing The Media Landscape

The media industry is a rapidly changing one. A gift from the Curtis Foundation will ensure Carolina media and journalism students adapt to those changes.