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Thursday June 1st

Eve Marie Carson

Eve Carson was elected student body president in 2007 in a runoff election where she garnered 55 percent of the vote. With close to a month left of her term, the Athens, Ga. native was kidnapped and killed on March 5, 2008. 

Carson was born Nov. 19, 1985 in Athens to Bob and Teresa Carson. She has one brother, Andrew. She was president of her high school student body and a recipient of the prestigious Morehead-Cain Scholarship. She was offered scholarships at Princeton and Yale universities, but chose UNC because she wanted to attend a public school. At UNC, she was a North Carolina Fellow, a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society and was double majoring in political science and biology.

As student body president, Carson served on the Board of Trustees and on the committee that conducted the search for a chancellor to replace James Moeser. She traveled to Wyoming, Ecuador and Egypt during her Morehead-Cain summer experiences. She tutored students at Frank Porter Graham Elementary School and Githens Middle School and worked with Girls on the Run.

Left to Right: Jennie Dickson, graduate student, Sarah Dunsmore, graduate student and Casey Cook

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.

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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.

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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.

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