Emma Richardson: From Carolina Economics to the Health of Nations

Emma Richardson came to Chapel Hill in 1997 as a Morehead Scholar from Canada.  She rapidly settled on two areas of specialization:  economics and international studies.   In Gardner Hall that … Continued



Economics Majors chosen as Schwarzman Scholars for 2019

Where can your Economics degree take you?  For two recent graduates, the answer is:  a prestigious master’s degree program at China’s Tsinghua University. Alice Huang, a 2016 graduate and Emily … Continued



Donor Profile: Mel Williams

Mel Williams ’88 has the career he envisioned for himself as a student at Carolina. The entrepreneur, venture capital investor, and co-founder and general partner of TrueBridge Capital Partners has … Continued



Peter Blair Henry: this year’s Distinguished Alumnus Award

October 12 is University Day.  It is the one day each year that we remember UNC’s roots as the first public university.  On that day we also recognize alumni and … Continued



UNC Alum Robert Pakpahan named Director General of Taxation in Indonesia

Robert Pakpahan came to Carolina in the early 1990s from his native Indonesia.  His government had sponsored him as a doctoral student with the understanding that he would work hard, … Continued



Wide Receiver to Distinguished Professor: a Carolina Journey

  Peter Blair Henry grew up wanting to play Pac 12 football.  His football scholarship didn’t materialize, but Peter had hedged his bets:  he interviewed for Carolina’s Morehead Scholarship.  He … Continued



Leslie Gordon — First act: Completing Carolina Economics. Second act: Staffing Wall Street.

Leslie Peyton came to Carolina without set plans for the future — and then she met Economics!  She’s now a senior partner in Korn Ferry’s New York City office, and specializes in … Continued



Following her Own Path to Success

Shilpi Somaya Gowda is a proud 1992 graduate of UNC with degrees in Economics and International Studies, but she’s taken her learning in a novel direction. While many of her … Continued



Funding Individual Learning Opportunities in Economics

As the Economics major grows in popularity, the faculty members recognize that we need to do more to individualize the learning experience for each and every major.  In this, we’ve … Continued



Tim Diette: the New Associate Dean of the Williams School of Commerce at Washington and Lee University

Alumni News: Tim Diette   Washington and Lee University has discovered something that we at Carolina have known for a while — Tim Diette is a good man to have … Continued