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Impact on Our State

Supporting the community that supports us. Our success is North Carolina’s success. 

  • Six preserved species from the UNC Herbarium’s collection. Clockwise from top left: Asclepias variegata, Ahnfeltia plicata, uncategorized algae of California, Packera aurea, Orbexilum stipulatum and Sabatia angularis. (Johnny Andrews/UNC-Chapel Hill)

    Filing flora

    More than 800,000 rare, extinct and native flora have been preserved by the North Carolina Botanical Garden’s Herbarium, where biodiversity is found in every filing cabinet.

  • A person repairs a historic document

    Preserving Carolina’s treasured collections

    Sam Huener and the team at Wilson Library's Conservation Lab are working to preserve the University’s most prized books and documents.

  • Two students looking at comptuer.

    Tar Heels in the field

    Through the UNC Institute for the Environment's semester-long Sustainable Triangle Field Site, Carolina students are researching Chapel Hill's creeks to help the town develop stronger flood mitigation plans.

  • A student raising their hand in a classroom.

    Carolina collaborates with Person County to launch K-2 community academy

    The Carolina Community Academy will bring expertise from the School of Education and a University-wide coalition to serve kindergarten through second grade students.

  • The exterior of the Tate Turner Kuralt Building.

    100 years of impact

    The UNC School of Social Work has witnessed significant growth and achievement during its more than 100 years as one of the nation’s leading schools of social work.

  • Two men look at a document on a table.

    Lead for North Carolina prepares our state’s future leaders

    Operated by the UNC School of Government, the Lead for North Carolina program is training future leaders to address problems facing North Carolinians by placing young professionals in local government offices.

  • Carolina Lindely at the Mill.

    Caroline Lindley goes back to her roots

    Two-time Carolina graduate Caroline Lindley is utilizing what she learned at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School as an undergrad and MBA student to help lead her family's business: the nearly three-century-old Lindley Mills in Graham, North Carolina.

  • Cameron Baker standing outside by a stonewall.

    #GDTBATH: Cameron Baker

    Cameron Baker wanted to become a politician or judge to find ways to make a positive impact in his hometown. But through his studies at Carolina and an internship with the local chapter of the NAACP, the junior found a different path to social change.