Eve Carson at the Old Well.

In an effort to inspire students on campus, Eve Carson created a Distinguished Lecture Series while serving as the 2007-2008 student body president at Carolina. Carson looked to bring prominent thinkers to the UNC Chapel Hill campus. After Carson died in 2008, the Student Government continued the series and, in 2010, the Carolina Women’s Leadership Council adopted the lecture series and became its presenting sponsor. CWLC is honored to continue this Tar Heel tradition through the sponsorship of the Eve Marie Carson Lecture Series.


Past Eve Marie Carson Lecture Series presenters include:

2016: Rye Barcott ’01, founder of Carolina for Kibera

2015: Frank Bruni ’86, New York Times columnist and best-selling author

2014: Barbara Fredrickson, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology, author of Love 2.0

2013: Ping Fu, Chief Strategic Officer of 3D Systems, Inc. and founder of Geomagic

2012: Jonathan T.M. Reckford ’84, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International

2011: Robert Gibbs, former White House spokesman

2010: Mika Brzezinski, Journalist


To support the Eve Marie Carson Lecture Series, please contact:

Lanier Brown May

Major Gift Officer

Office of University Development