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We Take Pride in Being UNC Bears

In fact, you won’t find a bigger, bolder group of graduates than the network of UNC alumni.

We may live in different cities, be graduates of different class years, and pursue different careers, but together we are UNC's Bear Network and we believe in the power of giving back.

Once a Bear, Always a Bear


Upcoming Events

2024 Honored Alumni

March 23, 2024


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Alumni in Nursing

April 10, 2024



Bears Give Back

April 11, 2024


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Find additional university events and opportunities at calendar.ry2223.com



Postcard & Email Requesting Alumni Updates


UNC alumni are receiving emails and postcards inviting them to update their information
and share their UNC story as part of the Alumni Oral History Project.
Find out more about this outreach effort and your opportunity to participate.


Message from Lyndsey Crum '05

Honored Alumni

Celebrate the 2024 Honored Alumni

Join the alumni association and university in celebrating the 2024 Honored Alumni award winners. Meet this year's honorees and register to attend the March 23, 2024 dinner and ceremony.

Meet the Honorees




Get Involved and Help Build the Bear Network

UNC alumni and friends are invited to help build a stronger Bear Network. Volunteer opportunities include support for admissions, career development, regional engagement and K-12 education. You can also help build the Bear Network by connecting with @UNCAlumniBears on social media and sharing UNC posts and your favorite pride points.

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UNC Monthly

A Peak into UNC Professors’ Work on Campus 

There is no shortage of good work being done on UNC’s campus. Thanks to talented faculty and staff, it’s not hard to look around and see how there is a continual push for improvement, even in areas they are already excelling.  

Through years of teaching and researching on campus, professors dive into topics that excite both them and their students. Aspects of teaching that may seem fairly routine can impact students for years to come, inspiring them to be the best version of themselves. Sometimes, a professor’s work can even lead to the discovery of a possible new National Park.

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Alumna and Professor Seeks to Represent All Identities While Teaching U.S. History

A double Bear with years of experience teaching on UNC’s campus, Kelly Langley Cook, ’20, M.A. ’18, devotes herself to teaching the lesser-known parts of United States history. Langley Cook's emphasis on unsung historical figures can partially be attributed to her students. Striving to make her students feel seen, supported and well represented in the lessons she teaches, she values and often implements the feedback she receives from her students to continue elevating the courses she teaches.  

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New Tools Help You Unlock Your Financial Future

To help alumni and friends plan their financial future, UNC has new, free tools to help. Financial planning can sound daunting, but it is the best way to ensure your loved ones and the causes you care about are provided for. It can be easy, and in some cases, you can empower UNC students or support entire programs through your plans. Learn about others who have planned their legacy and use our free resources to design your own.

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Visit the Newsroom and Alumni Blog to find more stories highlighting UNC success stories.