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UNC Earns Community Engagement Status from Carnegie Foundation

The UNC Office of Engagement is pleased to announce the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has selected UNC as one of 240 U.S. colleges and universities to receive its 2015 Community Engagement Classification.  UNC is among  83 institutions to earn first time classification, and is one of only three universities in Colorado to hold the designation (Colorado State and the University of Denver are the others.)

The Carnegie Engagement Classification supports a central value of our institution and mission and provides substance and recognition, informed by national norms. Furthermore, it brings recognition to the important work we do on a daily basis, increases grant opportunities, supports recruitment, and promotes a diverse campus , all of which strengthen our existing and future partnerships in communities locally and globally.

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The Bob & Bonnie Phelps CAP Awards 2015 - Call for Nominations

Championed by UNC friends Bob and Bonnie Phelps, CAP Awards recognize students whose lives demonstrate an exceptional and exemplary personal commitment to:

  • Contribute…by volunteering time and personal skills, talents, abilities, experience and passion around issues in service to the community.
  • Achieve…by displaying a bias toward action and performance, overcoming obstacles and setbacks, and accomplishing goals.
  • Pay-it-forward…by impacting the lives of others in meaningful and positive ways through random and planned acts of kindness, caring, and “giving back.”

The Awards will recognize up to three students annually who meet the aforementioned criteria for an amount of up to $5000. These financial awards will be applied by UNC’s Office of Financial Aid to help students pay for tuition / fees, University housing, or to reduce the amount of students' college loan debt. Click to learn more. CAP 2014 recipients featured here!

Click here to submit a nomination.