A university's excellence is defined in large part by the quality and achievements of its student body.  At UNC-Chapel Hill, we are proud to have some of the very brightest students from North Carolina and beyond. Each year, Carolina recognizes the very best of the best as recipients of the Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Academics and Student Activities and Leadership.

On April 22, 2015, the campus community will come together to honor these outstanding students for their achievements in academic endeavors — in the humanities, the sciences and social sciences — as well as their exceptional leadership to the campus through their involvement in residential and Greek life, student self-governance, and many other areas. While departments and organizationsmay hold their own ceremonies to recognize talented students, the Chancellor's Awards Ceremony, held in the Great Hall in the Frank Porter Graham Student Union, is the only campus-wide student recognition program at Carolina.

Our University is tremendously fortunate to be able to acknowledge student excellence and leadership. These special awards are made possible by individuals - and their families and friends - who have a special connection with the department or organization presenting the award and who share Carolina's philosophy of rewarding excellence. Indeed, rewarding excellence is one of the most effective ways of fostering excellence, and these awards do just that.

Please join our university community in recognizing the recipients of the Chancellor's Awards.