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UNC Alumni Association

We take pride in being UNC Bears

In fact, you won’t find a bigger, bolder group of graduates than the network of alumni who are a part of the UNC Alumni Association.

We bleed Blue & Gold, we proclaim our UNC ties with pride, and we believe in the power of giving back. We may come from different class years, different cities, and different careers, but together we are the Bear Network and we believe - Once a Bear, Always a Bear.


 The Story of UNC's First African American Graduate


Heralded as a pioneer today, Lucile Berkeley Buchanan enrolled at what is now the University of Northern Colorado in 1903, amid little fanfare.

Buchanan enrolled in a two-year teacher certification program at UNC, then known as the State Normal School. She was the only African-American student in her 1905 graduating class and the first African-American student to earn a teaching degree at the institution. Learn more about her story.

The Story of Lucile Berkeley Buchanan

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    The New Normal: Getting More Students to Graduation

    UNC Magazine Fall/Winter 2019

    President Andy Feinstein summarizes the important work taking place to chart a course for the future of UNC and it begins by helping more students graduate. Read this and more stories from campus in the latest issue of UNC Magazine.

    UNC MAGAZINE Fall/Winter 2019


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    More than 132,000 alumni live around the world and together we form the Bear Network.
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