2003 Tar Heel Bus Tour Stops

Throughout the week, faculty on the Tar Heel Bus Tour are adding to their awareness of North Carolina's geography, economy, culture, government and politics, history, educational systems and health issues.

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Marcia Van Riper, center, joins other participants picking strawberries on the Vollmer Farm. 1.

Kelly Evenson, left, and Elmira Mangum, smell cured tobacco during a stop at Mitchell's Farm in Bunn. 2.

Participants in the Tar Heel Bus Tour stand atop the Shell Island Resort at Wrightsville Beach as they look out over the Mason Inlet project. 3.

Farmer Steve Mitchell, right, shows a tobacco nursery palate to Faculty Chair Judith Wegner, center, and Chancellor James Moeser, left. 4.

Bus Tour participants listen to John Vollmer. The Vollmers have a diversified farm with tobacco, strawberries, spring and fall vegetables, and pumpkins.5.

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Administrator Kathleen Flynn welcomes participants  to St. Julia's Catholic Church is Siler City. 7.

James Johnson, director of the Urban Investment Strategies Center in the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise addresses participants  to St. Julia's Catholic Church is Siler City. 8.

Faculty member Daniel Gitterman, left, chats with Margarete Henao over lunch at St. Julia's Catholic Church is Siler City. 9.

Bert Collins, president and CEO of  NC Mutual Life Insurance talks to faculty member Jane Thrailkill, left, during a visit to the company's headquarters in Durham.10.

Elmira Mangum, left; NC Mutual Life Insurance General Counsel Chuck Watts, center; and School of Government Dean Mike Smith look at the Durham skyline from the top floor of the company's headquarters.11.

 


From left to right:

  1. Marcia Van Riper, center, joins other participants picking strawberries on the Vollmer Farm.
  2. Kelly Evenson, left, and Elmira Mangum, smell cured tobacco during a stop at Mitchell's Farm in Bunn.
  3. Participants in the Tar Heel Bus Tour stand atop the Shell Island Resort at Wrightsville Beach as they look out over the Mason Inlet project.
  4. Farmer Steve Mitchell, right, shows a tobacco nursery palate to Faculty Chair Judith Wegner, center, and Chancellor James Moeser, left.
  5. Bus Tour participants listen to John Vollmer. The Vollmers have a diversified farm with tobacco, strawberries, spring and fall vegetables, and pumpkins.
  6. Chancellor James Moeser, left, smells cured tobacco held by farmer Steve Mitchell on the first day of the tour.
  7. Administrator Kathleen Flynn welcomes participants to St. Julia's Catholic Church is Siler City.
  8. James Johnson, director of the Urban Investment Strategies Center in the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, addresses participants to St. Julia's Catholic Church.
  9. Faculty member Daniel Gitterman, left, chats with Margarete Henao over lunch at St. Julia's Catholic Church.
  10. James Speed, president and CEO-elect of NC Mutual Life Insurance, talks to faculty member Jane Thrailkill, left, during at the company's headquarters in Durham.
  11. Elmira Mangum, left; NC Mutual Life Insurance General Counsel Chuck Watts, center; and School of Government Dean Mike Smith look at the Durham skyline from the top floor of the company's headquarters.

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CONTACT:
Linda Douglas, Director of Community Relations
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Campus Box 6225, 210 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-6225
(919) 843-9393 / (919) 843-5966 FAX
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