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  • Spencer wearing his purple heart.

    Restoring a veteran’s honor

    Students at the UNC School of Law’s Military and Veterans Law Clinic help veterans fight for upgrades or corrections in military discharges to make life-saving resources available to the former service members. For one North Carolina veteran, they restored all the honors he was owed — including his Purple Heart.

  • Ryan Smith with his arms crossed.

    #GDTBATH: Ryan Smith

    Chancellor’s Science Scholar Ryan Smith is helping make science and technology accessible for underrepresented middle school students.

  • Tim Walker in his classroom

    Carolina alumnus builds sense of community with his career

    Alumnus Tim Walker always knew he wanted to be a teacher. After earning his bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Carolina, followed by a Master of Arts in Teaching at the UNC School of Education, he now teaches social studies at Carrboro High School, building community for the next generation of learners.

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