October 8, 2018


When you work at a place every day and remain passionate about the mission and impact of that place, it means something. Thanks to all faculty and staff members who have given back generously in ways that are meaningful to them.


Dr. Barry Popkin“It has been a pleasure to mentor and help build the careers of young faculty, particularly those working on healthy eating policy. For that purpose, I have established three endowed professorships – all focused on research related to global and national healthy eating policy – and helped to create a fourth endowed professorship for the Department of Nutrition.

Establishing a charitable remainder trust with the Public Health Foundation has been a rewarding giving option for me. I can provide for my retirement needs while still guaranteeing that the professorships I value will be maintained beyond my lifetime.”


Trinnette Cooper“As a student affairs professional, I have an intimate knowledge of the ever-increasing gap between student requests and the availability of funds to meet those requests. It is my hope that any contribution can support efforts on closing that gap.”


Dr. Sandra Greene“The greatest joy of a Gillings School faculty member is teaching the talented and dedicated students who come to this school. My small way of giving back is contributing to a scholarship to provide a bit of financial assistance.”


Jeff Oberhaus and Brent Wishart“Working at the Gillings School allows us to see, in real time, the value of groundbreaking teaching and research. We know tuition and state support don’t cover everything. Our annual gift is an investment in Gillings School students, faculty and staff, and will pay back dividends for future generations.”


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