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Behind the Building

Kohl house

April 27, 2016

The Kohl House

The Kohl House has been home to Native American Student Services and Asian/Pacific American Student Services since 1998 after it was purchased from Ron A. and Debra Ann Kohl in 1997 for $192,000 and remodeled to accommodate the centers’ needs.

Built in 1930, the 3,000-square-foot brick structure at 924 20th St., today provides services tailored to promote the cultural, academic and career goals of UNC’s Native American and Asian-Pacific American students. The facility includes a computer lab; printing, copying and faxing services; study space for individual and groups sessions; lounge space with TVs; kitchen facilities and small libraries.

“What I love about working at the Kohl house is that each day is different. I enjoy that I ‘get to’ not because I ‘have to’ develop relationships with students and have them dream beyond what they ever thought was possible. Not only am I creating paths, but downright carving them with students. This is one of the many highlights that I have while working at UNC as the APASS cultural center director.”

–Alethea Stovall, Director of Asian/Pacific American Student Services