Summer Research Fellowships

The Graduate School’s Summer Research Fellowship program awarded its highest number of student opportunities in 2014. Thanks to many private donors, 38 graduate students spent the past summer focusing exclusively on their dissertation research.

Penny Aldrich and Jami Powell (anthropology), recipient of the 2014 Penny and Howard Aldrich Summer Research Fellowship.

Penny Aldrich and Jami Powell (anthropology), recipient of the 2014 Penny and Howard Aldrich Summer Research Fellowship.

Michael Harpold and Justin Blanton (history), recipient of the 2014 Peggy Harpold Summer Research Fellowship.

Michael Harpold and Justin Blanton (history), recipient of the 2014 Peggy Harpold Summer Research Fellowship.

Darin Padua, professor and chair of the exercise and sport science department; Alvene Buckley; Tim Mauntel (human movement science), recipient of the 2014 Donald and Alvene Buckley Summer Research Fellowship; and Donald Buckley, chairman of the Graduate Education Advancement Board.

Darin Padua, professor and chair of the exercise and sport science department; Alvene Buckley; Tim Mauntel (human movement science), recipient of the 2014 Donald and Alvene Buckley Summer Research Fellowship; and Donald Buckley, chairman of the Graduate Education Advancement Board.

Francis J. and Patti Meyer supported mass communication student Megan Sobel (not pictured) with a 2014 Summer Research Fellowship.

Harold J Glass USAF Faculty Mentor/Graduate Fellow Distinguished Professor

UNC-Chapel Hill alumni, faculty and friends of graduate education gathered at the Carolina Inn in mid-November 2014 to honor Harold and Holly Glass, steadfast supporters of graduate education at Carolina. The Glasses (pictured below), of Philadelphia, established a three-year term professorship for a faculty member and a corresponding fellowship for the graduate student the professor selects to mentor. The professorship is named in memory of Harold E. Glass’ father. Harold J. Glass (1914-1980) served heroically in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.

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Graduate School Dean Steve Matson speaks to Alan Nelson, the inaugural Harold J. Glass USAF Faculty Mentor/Graduate Fellow Distinguished Term Professor (far right) and Krasimira Filcheva, the doctoral student Nelson selected to receive the professorship’s first fellowship.

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Harold and Holly Glass

Graduate Education Advancement Board, Awards and Meeting

For more than 10 years, the GEAB has supported The Graduate School’s GEAB Impact Awards, which recognize graduate students across campus whose research directly benefits North Carolina.

Chancellor Carol L. Folt speaks to 2014 GEAB Impact Award honoree Jessica Willoughby at the 16th Annual Graduate Student Recognition Celebration.

Chancellor Carol L. Folt speaks to 2014 GEAB Impact Award honoree Jessica Willoughby at the 16th Annual Graduate Student Recognition Celebration.

Doctoral students Kristina Vaughan, Julie Lauffenberger (who received her degree in December 2014), Elijah Heyward III and Scott Davis.

From left to right are doctoral students Kristina Vaughan, Julie Lauffenburger (who received her degree in December 2014), Elijah Heyward III and Scott Davis, and master’s degree student Julia Barnard (not pictured), speaking on a panel at the fall 2014 GEAB meeting.

The GRADUATE EDUCATION ADVANCEMENT BOARD (GEAB) supports The Graduate School and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in many ways. Members provide advocacy for graduate education and generate funds that support graduate students’ academic needs.

Graduate Education Advancement Board Members

  • Penny Aldrich
  • Suzanne Buchta
  • Donald Buckley
  • Ivy Carroll
  • Debashish Chatterjee
  • Timothy Crowder
  • Lana Dial
  • David Edwards
  • Brent Glass
  • Harold Glass
  • Jean Grainger
  • Michael Harpold
  • Frances Hoch
  • Paul Hoch
  • Charles Holmes
  • Linda Dykstra Hylander
  • Verla Insko
  • Ross Johnson
  • Blair Kutrow
  • Robert Laport
  • Howard Lee
  • David Lewis
  • Susan Lord
  • Andrew McMillan Jr.
  • David McNelis
  • Francis Meyer
  • Philip Nelson
  • Laurie Sanford
  • Drusilla Scott
  • Kenneth Smith
  • Carol Smithwick
  • Thomas Sox
  • Priscilla Taylor
  • Burnet Tucker
  • Beth Whitaker

GEAB Members Emeritus

  • Lyle Jones
  • Peace Sullivan

GEAB Members Honorary

  • Barbara Hardin
  • Paul Hardin
  • Mrs. Thomas S. Royster
  • Charles Weiss

 

Members of the GEAB: Andrew McMillan Jr., Charles Holmes, Fran Hoch, Jean Grainger, Penny Aldrich, Linda Dykstra Hylander and Phil Nelson; Blair Kutrow, Beth Whitaker, Ivy Carroll, Harold Glass and Fran Meyer; Michael Harpold, Carol Smithwick, Drusilla Scott, Donald Buckley and Paul Hoch; and Ken Smith, Burnet Tucker and Debu Chatterjee.

Members of the GEAB: (first row, left to right) Andrew McMillan Jr., Charles Holmes, Fran Hoch, Jean Grainger, Penny Aldrich, Linda Dykstra Hylander and Phil Nelson; (second row, left to right) Blair Kutrow, Beth Whitaker, Ivy Carroll, Harold Glass and Fran Meyer; (third row, left to right) Michael Harpold, Carol Smithwick, Drusilla Scott, Donald Buckley and Paul Hoch; and (fourth row, left to right) Ken Smith, Burnet Tucker and Debu Chatterjee.