The Light on the Hill scholarship serves as a tribute to Carolina’s earliest African-American graduates. It is a vehicle for alumni and friends to support African-American first-year students who exhibit academic excellence, outstanding leadership abilities and the potential to contribute to the community during their time at Carolina, and become actively involved and informed alumni.
Our program will be focused on honoring the African-American legacy at Carolina as well as a special tribute to the late Stuart Scott ’87. Our speaker will be Phillip L. Clay, who served as the chancellor of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 2001 until 2011. He is a graduate of The University of North Carolina (1968) and holds a doctorate from MIT. Dr. Clay also held other leadership positions at MIT and was the department head at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) where he has been a faculty member since 1976. Dr. Clay is widely known for his work on U.S. housing policy and urban development. He also currently serves as a UNC Board of Trustees member.
The cost to attend the brunch is $60 per person; GAA members can attend for $45 per person. Reserve your space today. The deadline to purchase a ticket is Thursday, April 22. You can purchase your tickets here.