Eve Carson Scholarship

The Eve Carson Junior Year Scholarship was established in 2008 following the former student body president’s death. The scholarship evolved from an idea in her platform to reward a rising junior with a scholarship to cover tuition, fees and a summer experience, similar to the program offered by the Morehead-Cain Foundation. She hoped the scholarship would recognize students who had blossomed at UNC.

Scholarship recipients must fulfill several qualifications: a minimum grade point average of 3.0, involvement in service work, and a minimum of 48 hours at the University. They must not already have a full-ride merit scholarship such as the Morehead-Cain or Robertson scholarships. The first scholar was Elinor Benami. The scholarship was originally awarded to two junior students each year, but it was awarded to three junior students in 2015.

The 2015 Eve Carson Scholars are Nancy Smith, Paige Nielsen and Michael Adams.

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	Juniors Kyle Villemain and Sarah MacLean are the winners of the 2013 Eve Carson Memorial Scholarship.

Eve Carson Scholars serve in memory

Two UNC juniors now have the responsibility of carrying on Eve Carson’s legacy. Sarah MacLean and Kyle Villemain were named the 2014-15 recipients of the Eve Carson Scholarship on Nov. 25.

	Left to right: Jennie Dickson, Sarah Dunsmore and Casey Cook dress up for the Eve Ball on Friday. The event benefits the Eve Carson Scholarship.

Attendance falls at fourth annual Eve Ball

Though Lori Burgwyn spent Friday night dressed as an ice queen, her compassion shone through. On Friday, Burgwyn hosted the fourth annual Eve Ball at the Carolina Club in the George Watts Hill Alumni Center. The evening included dancing, an open bar, a three-tiered chocolate fountain and other Halloween treats.

Q&A with Jonathan Reckford

Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International, is visiting his alma mater UNC today to deliver a speech about finding passion for a career.

Column: Seeking to be both great and good

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.

Live authentically, like Eve

Eve and I spent a lot of time in the student government suite, and I treasure the times I would pop my head into her office just to say “hi” and then end up staying for an hour or two just to talk. We discussed companionship, politics, editorials, friendships, personal strengths and weaknesses and the burden of missing even a single opportunity. I felt comfortable and loved around Eve because she was authentic in every way possible.

	An anonymous donor/community member left a bouquet of roses on the Eve Carson Memorial Butterfly Bench last December. The bouquet was left during the trial of Laurence Alvin Lovette Jr. in December.

Eve Carson’s case is closed, but her legacy lives on through the Carolina Way

Eve Marie Carson’s murder was a random crime — but it has left a permanent mark on the University and those who knew the vibrant, beloved 2008 student body president. On Dec. 20, the almost four-year legal journey for the Durham man charged with Carson’s March 2008 murder came to a close. Laurence Alvin Lovette Jr., 21, was found guilty of first-degree murder, first-degree kidnapping, armed robbery and felony larceny in connection with Carson’s death and sentenced to life in prison — ending a three-week trial that revealed new details about Carson’s final hours.