Sixty-six UNC-Chapel Hill students were honored April 11 with the Chancellor Awards, the Universitys most prestigious awards for academic achievement and leadership activities. The awards, created by donors, varied from certificates to plaques to cash. Six of the students were from the Charlotte area.
South Mecklenburg graduate Emma Pham, daughter of Jane C. Pham of Charlotte, received the Willie P. Mangum Medal in Oratory, given to the senior who gave the best oration at an annual contest.
Mallard Creek graduate Hannah Shaban, daughter of Walid and Wafaa Shaban of Charlotte, received the Alexander Julian Prize, given to an undergraduate exhibiting an outstanding sense of design that the faculty interprets as a mature integration of formal issues and content.
Myers Park graduate Raj Shah, son of Jagdish and Jagruti Shah of Charlotte, received the Walter S. Spearman Award, given to the senior man judged most outstanding in academic achievement, in extracurricular activities, leadership qualities and strength of character.
Concord High graduate Erin Hiatt, daughter of Brian and Julie Hiatt of Concord, received the Edward Kidder Graham Award, given to the graduating senior who has made the most outstanding contribution to the University through his or her work as a member of an officially recognized student organization.
Concord High graduate Billy Kluttz III, son of Charles and Patsy Kluttz of Concord, received the Mary Turner Lane Award in Women's Studies, given to the senior judged to have made an outstanding contribution to research on women's issues.
Forestview High graduate Marshall Phillips, son of Paul and Pamela Phillips of Gastonia, received the George C. Marshall Award, given to the senior Army cadet who excels in professional excellence, leadership, scholarship, personal integrity and selfless service to the nation.