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NC DEQ updates UNC community on coal ash response

Tom Reeder, who is charged with leading the NC Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) coal ash management efforts, provided an overview of the state’s enforcement and cleanup actions since the Dan River spill to an audience of about 70 UNC faculty, students and staff, as well as members of the public on April 6. The seminar, and a… Read more »

Jason Surratt Wins Hettleman Prize

Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering faculty member Jason Surratt, PhD, associate professor of environmental sciences and engineering, has been awarded the University of North Carolina’s Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty. Surratt is one of four UNC faculty members selected for the 2015 honor, and one of… Read more »

Five Questions with Angelica Figueroa

Angelica Figueroa brings her love of theme parks to the Gillings School.   Name: Angelica Figueroa Position: Executive assistant, Dean’s Office Years at Gillings: Five   What I do at Gillings (and why I love it): I support the dean and manage the front office. We interact with so many people – we’re basically the welcoming… Read more »

Five Questions with Da’Esha McPhaul

Da’Esha McPhaul’s academic success inspired her parents to return to school.   Name: Da’Esha McPhaul Position: Student services manager, Department of Health Behavior Years at Gillings: That’s complicated! I was a work-study student in the department from 2010 to 2012. I returned to Gillings as a full-time assistant in January 2014, and became a manager in… Read more »

Five Questions with Lynnette Jones

Lynnette Jones’ skills range from supervising to sewing.   Name: Lynnette Jones Position: Student services manager/registrar, Department of Health Policy and Management Years at Gillings: Eight (I’ve been at UNC for 25 years, though. I spent the first 17 in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.)   What I do at Gillings (and why I love it):… Read more »

Five Questions with David Hill

David Hill hits the high notes – literally.   Name: David Hill Position: Technical support analyst, Department of Biostatistics Years at Gillings: 10   What I do at Gillings (and why I love it): I support computing services for the biostatistics department. Basically, I monitor our servers and help end users with their desktops, laptops… Read more »

Five Questions with Lisa Garland

Lisa Garland is a reproductive health educator and undercover Spanish speaker.   Name: Lisa Garland Position: Graduate student in the Public Health Leadership Program (PHLP) Years at Gillings: I’m in my second year.   What I do at Gillings (and why I love it): I study reproductive health. The great thing about PHLP is how flexible the… Read more »

Five Questions with Trinnette Cooper

Trinnette Cooper might be the busiest person you know – and she loves it.   Name: Trinnette Cooper Position: Coordinator for diversity programs and recruitment in the Office of Student Affairs Years at Gillings: Three   What I do at Gillings (and why I love it): My primary goal is to recruit a diverse population… Read more »

Five Questions with Susie Smith

Susie Smith is a database-builder who raises chickens on the side.   Name: Susie Smith Position: Stewardship and donor relations manager, Advancement Years at Gillings: Three (I’ve been at UNC for seven years though, and worked in the chemistry, pharmacy and orthopaedics departments.)   What I do at Gillings (and why I love it): I… Read more »

Five Questions with Nora Franceschini

Nora Franceschini loves scientific puzzles… and jazz.   Name: Nora Franceschini Position: Research associate professor, Department of Epidemiology Years at Gillings: Eight (in my current role, but I also earned a Master of Public Health degree from the School)   What I do at Gillings (and why I love it): I work to find genes… Read more »