This column was originally given as a eulogy on March 18, 2008.
When I met with Eve to discuss the possibility of me serving as her vice president, I knew right away that something was different. As I listened to Eve discuss her vision for this university and the role she hoped student government would play in making that vision a reality, I was inspired. I had to be a part of her team.
Like no one else I have ever met before, Eve valued friendship and teamwork. On her campaign website Eve wrote, “I want to make student government something that everyone wants to be a part of: I want to make bettering this university something exciting for all of you.”
She assembled the largest, most diverse cabinet in the history of student government. She broke traditional barriers that typically stood between student government and students on campus. Our senior adviser profoundly described Eve as someone who “wasn’t constrained by the conventional ways that we typically attack problems in student government.”
In the student government that Eve built, there were no hierarchical structures or administrative protocols. We were simply teammates working together to achieve a common vision: a better UNC.