Four Morehead-Cain Scholars are among the dozens of students honored by Chancellor Carol L. Folt with the Chancellor’s Award—the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s most prestigious award for academic achievement and leadership.

Recipients include:

barefoot-ericEric Barefoot, son of James Barefoot and Wendy Miller of Winston Salem: The Op White Prize in Geology, given annually to the outstanding senior in geological sciences.





diaz-peterPeter Diaz, son of Peter Diaz and Melissa Diaz of Atlanta, Georgia: The Interfraternity Council Man of the Year Award, presented annually to undergraduates who have made the most significant contributions in the areas of leadership, scholarship, service to their individual chapters and Greek and University Communities.




Ian Gallager, son of Ken Gallager and Sharon Gallager of Concord, New Hampshire: The McNally Award for Excellence in Geography, given annually to a graduating senior who is selected by the geography faculty based on superior academic performance. The award was established by Andrew McNally IV, Class of 1963.



2016-Karine-MartelKarine Martel, daughter of Brian Martel and Michele Martel of St-Pierre-Jolys, Manitoba, Canada: The Peter C. Baxter Memorial Prize in American Studies, given to the undergraduate in that discipline who best exemplifies Baxter’s intellectual excellence, personal warmth and contribution to the American studies program.


From the UNC-Chapel Hill Office of Communications and Public Affairs

Seventy-three talented and ambitious students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been honored with the University’s most prestigious awards for academic achievement and leadership, the Chancellor’s Award.

Chancellor Carol L. Folt presided over the annual Chancellor’s Awards ceremony on April 20, where Executive Vice Provost Ron Strauss, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Winston Crisp and 2015-16 student body president Houston Summers also presented academic, student leadership activities and student-selected undergraduate teaching and staff awards.

“At Carolina we expect our students to innovate, create, compete and excel,” said Folt. “Through extraordinary academic achievement, public service and leadership, our Chancellor’s Awards recipients have exceeded these expectations and set a standard of excellence for future generations.”