UNC’s Board of Trustees honored four recipients with its highest award Wednesday.
The William Richardson Davie Award, named for the Revolutionary War hero considered by many to be the father of the school, was established in 1984.
It recognizes extraordinary service to UNC or society as a whole.
The board recognized State Sen. Linda Garrou, Dennis Gillings, former Chancellor James Moeser and State Sen. Richard Stevens.
Garrou was recognized for her work on behalf of N.C. universities and community colleges, including supporting a $3.1 billion bond referendum for that purpose.