The Carolina Union is not just the building on campus that is home to Alpine Bagel Cafe and Wendy’s.
At least that’s what the organization’s new president wants people to know.
On Sunday, the Carolina Union chose junior Carly Mathews as its new president, who, starting in May, will be tasked with the responsibility of planning and organizing events on campus.
“This is where you come to start an organization and where you come to grow an organization,” she said.
Mathews is currently chairwoman of the fun committee of the Carolina Union Activities Board, which plans lighthearted events on campus, such as a gingerbread house decorating contest last semester.
“I wanted to take my involvement a little further since I’m a junior,” she said.
As president, Mathews said she wants to implement two distinct goals — spread the name of the Union across campus and also maintain its traditions.
“I wanted to leave my heelprint on the University,” she said.
“I feel like I’ve found my place on campus and wanted to expand on it.”