News from the Friday Center


Staff Member Wins Employee of the Year

Emma McIver, a member of the Housekeeping Staff at the Friday Center, was selected Employee of the Year by the Customer Service Recognition Committee in conjunction with Facility Services at UNC. Emma was selected from a group of 52 employees based on her merit and dedication to her job. Here’s what some of Emma’s peers had to say about her work:   Emma is always available with an outstanding…




Friday Adult Learner Scholarship deadline July 1!

Each semester, the Friday Center awards three academic scholarships, known as the Friday Adult Learner Scholarship. With a fall semester application due this Friday, July 1 we look back at a winner of last semester’s Friday Adult Learner Scholarship. What has it been like for you to pursue your undergraduate degree on a part-time basis? I have to keep my family well ahead of my personal education…




Friday Adult Learner Scholarship deadline approaching

Each semester, the Friday Center awards three academic scholarships, known as the Friday Adult Learner Scholarship. With an upcoming fall semester application deadline of July 1 we look back at a winner of last semester’s Friday Adult Learner Scholarship. What has it been like for you to pursue your undergraduate degree on a part-time basis? I work full-time at UNC Air Operations, scheduling fligh…




Student Spotlight: Mary D. Williams ’16

Mary D. Williams “It’s never too late to put your future in your own hands” Mary D. Williams has spent her life as a performer. As a singer, Mary’s life consists of touring the country as one of the country’s leading African American vocalists blending gospels, spirituals, and hymns. One afternoon, she was performing for a conference. Mary saw this as a performance that was similar to dozens of ot…




Fayetteville Observer Features UNC Core Plan for General Education Certificate

Following the announcement that UNC-Chapel Hill plans to expand the Friday Center’s UNC CORE general education program to include an undergraduate general education certificate, the Fayetteville Observer featured plans for the new program. Targeted to launch in the Fall 2016 semester, the certificate is the first of its kind in North Carolina. The Fayetteville Observer wrote, “With the addition of…




UNC Information Technology Services Spotlights Friday Center ITS Team

Information Technology Services at UNC-Chapel Hill featured the Friday Center’s amazing ITS duo, Cynthia O’Daniel and Susan Lambert, on its website. The article highlighted the team’s collaboration as its key to success. “It takes both of us,” Lambert said. “I think we definitely complement each other’s skill sets.” Read more on the ITS website here.




UNC-Chapel Hill Announces New Degree Pathway Program for Military

(Chapel Hill, N.C. – Dec. 10, 2015) – Following the introduction earlier this year of a number of new initiatives to support the armed forces, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announces plans to expand the UNC CORE general education program to include an undergraduate general education certificate. Targeted to launch in the Fall 2016 semester, the certificate is the first of its kin…




Friday Adult Learner Scholarship Deadline Approaching

The fall deadline for the Friday Adult Learner Scholarship is just around the corner. All applications must be submitted by December 7 to be considered. Each fall and spring semester the Friday Adult Learner Scholarship awards $750 to two part-time, degree-seeking, undergraduate students age 24 or older studying at UNC-Chapel Hill. The scholarship is named for former UNC President Bill Friday, who…




Meet Your Instructor: Richard Krawiec

UNC faculty member Richard Krawiec is the author of two books of poetry, a collection of short stories, four stage plays, and a pair of critically acclaimed novels. He founded Jacar Press, a publisher of poetry collections and chapbooks. With that kind of resume, students should be able to simply soak up his wisdom, right? Krawiec says that’s baloney. “Learners should be actively engaged in their…




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