News from the Friday Center


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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