Eve Carson began a lecture series during her time as Student Body President to bring inspiring speakers to campus. Now, more than a decade after her 2008 death, the tradition continues with a lecture by world-famous author John Grisham on Feb. 28.
The Carolina Women’s Leadership Council and Student Government put on the lecture series every year to continue Carson's vision and honor her memory.
Lanier Brown May, founder of Carolina Women’s Leadership Council, knew Carson personally and was there when she began the lecture series. She said Carson’s vision was that the series be free and open to the public and that it would inspire and motivate the community.
The event is free to the public and will take place in the Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall at 6 p.m. on Feb. 28.
“We’re very thoughtful about who we bring on because we want them to reflect what Eve’s vision was for this,” May said.
She said they want to have speakers who are thought-provoking and will inspire philanthropy.