Alumni from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences have gone on to pursue higher degrees or professional careers in a number of fields, contributing to the successes of our communities around the globe. Connect with other alumni through the Bear Network.

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences relies on alumni and friends for financial support to provide much needed scholarships, special programs, and technology to enhance student learning and facility improvements.


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  • What have you done with your degree from UNC?
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  • Who was your most influential professor – or most influential class – and why?
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Featured Alumna: Janice Sinden

Political Science (1997)

Sinden is a UNC Trustee and the president and CEO of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Previously Sinden served as Chief of Staff for Denver mayor, Michael B. Hancock and worked in Washington, D.C. for U.S. Senator Wayne Allard. She has been closely involved with numerous nonprofit organizations and was named one of the 50 most influential people in Denver by 5280 magazine.

β€œThe Political Science Department at UNC taught me the skills necessary for a successful career in politics, as well as gave me the confidence to pursue my dreams. My academic experience was the foundation for my life-long love of public service and community building.”



Featured Alumna: Tangier Barnes Wright

Africana Studies, minor in Environmental Studies (2005)

Tangier Barnes Wright grew up riding bikes, climbing trees and playing in Colorado's South Platte River with her sister. On family vacations, though, the would head to big cities: New York. Indianapolis. Cleveland. Barnes Wright fell in love with the way big cities worked - the roads, sidewalks, store fronts, delivery trucks, pedestrians - while also loving the quiet streets and fresh air of the country. It is a background that inspires her career as a urban planner helping Denver residents who are disproportionately impacted by pollution, soil contamination and poorly designed infrastructure.

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