When you join the Honors Carolina community, you will join students who work hard, play hard, and dream big. Meet a few of them:
Rachel Brown ’14
Major: Biology with a Minor in Chemistry (Pre-Med Track)
Hometown: Orange Park, Florida
Activities: Club Volleyball. Honors Carolina Executive Board. Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. Junior Panhellenic Council. First Year Fellows. UNC Dance Marathon. UNC Relay for Life.
“UNC has enabled me to follow my passions — and figure out what those passions are — in ways that I know I wouldn’t have found at other universities.”
Georgia Cavanaugh ’13
Major: English and International Studies. Minor in Hispanic Studies.
Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC
Activities: The Daily Tar Heel. Carolina United. Catalyst Conference. Advocates for Grassroots Development in Uganda. Blue & White Magazine. HerCampus.com/UNC. Phi Mu Sorority. Public Service Scholars.
“Whether engaging in student-led workshops in an Honors poetry class, studying Shakespeare in London and Oxford, or dining with an esteemed professor at a ‘Food for Thought’ event, Honors Carolina has provided me with unparalleled, eye-opening opportunities to pursue preexisting passions while exploring new ones.”
Keith Funkhouser ’13
Major: Biostatistics (Gillings School of Global Public Health)
Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC
Activities: Carolina Pre-Medical Association. Carolina Scientific. Global Medical Brigades. Renewable Energy Special Projects Committee. Talking Sidewalks. Phillips Ambassadors.
“I came to UNC looking to be immersed in activities and courses of study that would facilitate my path to medical school. With so many clubs, courses, and scholarships available to pre-medical students, I know now that I made the correct choice.”
Colby Isabel ’13
Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC
Activities: UNC Surf Club. UNC Ski Club. Delta Sigma Pi professional business fraternity. UNC Leadership Institute.
“A larger school with a small school feel, Carolina has allowed me to follow my passions such as surfing and skiing without feeling the obligation to work myself to death. I’ve realized it’s totally possible to achieve incredible academic success while having a great time doing it.”
Becca Jordan ’16
Hometown: Burlington, NC
“Honors Carolina provides the benefits of endless opportunities a big school offers, as well as the perks of community from a small school. From painting up for a basketball game with over 22,000 fans to cheer on UNC versus Duke, to discussing books with classmates around the dinner table at your professor’s home, the most rewarding part of Honors Carolina is that it makes a big school small when it’s most important, during your education.”
Zan Lowe-Skillern ’14
Major: Applied Sciences
Hometown: Durham, NC
Activities: Club Gymnastics. Swing Dance Club. Boxing Club. Mixed Martial Arts Club. Carolina Hispanic Association.
“I remember the panic at the first class registration session – everyone was freaking out over going from zero classes to a complete and interesting schedule. And I remember the relief I felt at knowing I was already enrolled in two fascinating, small honors classes that I had calmly chosen weeks beforehand.”
Emily Rhyne ’15
Major: Photojournalism and Political Science. Minor in Social and Economic Justice.
Hometown: Wilson, NC
Activities: Co-chair for the Dance Marathon Corporate Marketing Committee. Alpha Chi Omega sorority. Carolina for Amani.
“The great thing about Honors Carolina is that it pushes you to become more invested at Carolina, which in turn spills over into involvement outside the classroom.”
Ashley Rivenbark ’14
Major: Spanish and Chinese
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
“Through Honors Carolina and the Weir Fellowship in Asian Studies, I spent four months in Beijing immersed in an exhilarating Chinese language instruction program, followed by two months interning with an NGO committed to promoting individual and community growth among migrant workers using interactive theater.”
Courtney Sanford ’14
Major: Biostatistics. Minor in Public Health.
Hometown: Marietta, Georgia
Activities: Chancellor’s Student Innovation Team. MANO volunteer. Honors Student Executive Board. APPLES Service Learning Initiative. Cornerstone (Campus Crusade for Christ). Public Service Scholars.
“Being part of Honors Carolina has been one of my most valuable college experiences because it helps give me a home on this huge, beautiful campus. It offers such diverse opportunities to connect with other students and faculty in a personal way through the classes, special events, and exclusive discussions with authors and journalists.”
A Community of Campus Leaders
Honors Carolina students lead the way in all aspects of the Carolina community. Whether it is heading social justice initiatives for the Campus Y, reporting for The Daily Tar Heel, starting a new campus organization, or playing on an NCAA championship women’s soccer team, Honors Carolina students pursue their passions across campus. If you like to lead, consider some of the places where Honors Carolina students have already been making their mark:
- Advocates for Human Rights
- APPLES Service Learning Initiative
- Best Buddies
- Big Brothers, Big Sisters
- Black Ink
- Campus Y
- Carolina Dreams
- Carolina Hispanic Association
- Catalyst Conference
- Chancellor’s Student Innovation Team
- Club Sports
- Connected Learning Program
- Cornerstone (Campus Crusade for Christ)
- The Daily Tar Heel
- Fraternities and Sororities
- Habitat for Humanity
- Honor Court
- Leadership Institute
- NC Fellows
- Phi Beta Kappa
- Project Literacy
- Public Service Scholars
- Student Advisory Committee to the Chancellor
- Student Government
- Swing Dance Club
- Surf Club
- Tar Heel Athletic Teams
- UNC Dance Marathon
- UNC Relay for Life
- UNC Roosevelt Institute
- Undergraduate Finance Club
- WXYC Radio