“The Morehead-Cain didn’t just make a difference in my life; it made the difference.”

Sallie Krawcheck ’87 Ellevest CEO and co-founder, top ten LinkedIn Influencer, Fortune and Forbes Most Powerful Women lists

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“The Morehead-Cain experience has built in me that eternal belief that life is an adventure.”

Cari JeffriesClass of 2014

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“This rich, uncharted journey is the continuation of steps I took as a Morehead-Cain Scholar.”

Dr. Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld ’87Chair, Department of Anthropology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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  • We dream and we discover.
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  • We say “yes” to serendipity. We explore our interests, make connections, and discover what we’re made of.

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Go, Keith! . . . 📷 @uncadmissions: #MeetATarHeel: Rising senior Keith Beasley is taking full advantage of all the summer opportunities UNC provides for its students. To start his summer, Keith studied abroad in Indonesia, and now, back in Chapel Hill, Keith has an internship in Raleigh, where he's gaining valuable experience for his future in business administration. "I'm blessed to have access to the myriad resources available for students at UNC and definitely have taken advantage of them. Through my engagement with the Kenan-Flagler Business School, as well as the Morehead-Cain Foundation, I was able to spend two weeks studying global business practices in Indonesia and Singapore, and now work as a Customer Advanced Lab Operation Intern at Cisco." #WhyCarolina
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Nathan Pait ’21 reflects on some of his early summer experiences in Peru. 📷: @n8_p8_da_gr8: Wow, so today was by far the coolest day yet. I spent my morning giving flu shots to kids at a local schoolhouse. A nurse taught us how to do it and supervised us the whole time, so everything was totally safe! The kids were super cool about it as well. After they got vaccinated, they talked to us a little bit and practiced some of the English they had been learning in class. Tomorrow I get to shadow doctors in the OR. Can’t wait!
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That feeling when your Outdoor Leadership Summer gets underway. ⛺🏔️ 📷: @kristinachapple9 Sooo this is insane. Today’s the day!! Currently headed out for Anchorage to backpack through Alaska for the next 31 days with @nolsedu. We’ll be trekking through rib-high river beds, making “non-technical” peak ascends, and bush thwacking (yes there is a t-h) our way through the tundra. No big deal. Honestly lots of mixed feelings: 1. This backpack is cooler than me. 2. Feeling out-of-my-league with this whole camping thing 3. Super super excited & honored to even have the opportunity.
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We’re so thankful for the surprise visit from Kim Jessen Roberson ’03 and her girls! Kim has been on maternity leave since March, but she’ll be returning soon! ❤️
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It’s a wonderful day to celebrate the life of Gordon Cain, born May 31, 1912. His generosity has benefited countless scholars and alumni—we’re forever grateful!
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Congratulations to a remarkable group of scholars, leaders, and people. Here's to the Class of 2018! 🎉👏🎓
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Civic Collaboration Scholars bonding and learning teamwork skills at the Carolina Outdoor Education Center. And yes, this group performed their own stunts. 😲💥
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