The Bill Friday Award

The Bill Friday Award

Serving from 1956 to 1986, William Clyde “Bill” Friday was the first and longest serving President of the University of North Carolina system. Dr. Friday worked to grow, unify, and desegregate the university system. Dr. Friday spent his entire career in higher education. Devoted to public service throughout his life, he was committed to providing access to high-quality, affordable higher education to North Carolina students. He was tireless in his efforts to underscore the importance of higher education to people from all walks of life.

This award is presented by the Carolina Parents Council in honor of Dr. Bill Friday to a graduating first generation college student who shares Dr. Friday’s passion and commitment to public service and education.”

To nominate a student to receive the award, please email Carmen Huerta, Carolina Firsts Program Director in the Office of Undergraduate Retention, at chuerta@email.unc.edu. Giving the Friday Award is facilitated in partnership between the Carolina Parents Council, the Office of New Student & Carolina Parent Programs, and the Office of Undergraduate Retention.

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