Meet Carolina’s Newest Class
Students hail from…
98 NC counties
40% of all NC students are from rural counties.
Meet Adam Sherif
For many people, the early days of the pandemic opened their eyes to the importance of caring for their communities and each other. Inspired by his father’s work as an ER doctor, Adam organized a vaccine clinic to reach underserved members in his community. In eight months, the clinic vaccinated close to 30,000 people.
Now that he’s at Carolina, Adam wants to continue making a difference. He plans to pursue a career in public health.
“There’s a strong emphasis on community service at Carolina, and you can see how the students are creating real changes in their community and around the world. I don’t want to come to school just to study and get good grades. I want to make a difference while I’m doing it.”
They’re complex and unique.
They have high hopes.
Meet Alexis Tchakarov
This four-time taekwondo world champion thinks Carolina blue will be the perfect complement to her black belt. She trusts that the belief, self-esteem, and discipline she’s learned from taekwondo will help her make the most of her time in Chapel Hill.
“I’m excited to use those elements to really succeed here,” she said. “As a first-year at UNC, I’m really excited to have new opportunities, different from what I’m used to, and really make those connections that I’m going to use for the rest of my life.”