Community, friendship, a strong support network and a love for Chapel Hill and Carolina basketball! These are all things we gained during our years at Carolina—but this shouldn’t have to end after the caps are thrown and the crowds at Kenan Stadium clear.

We’re devoted to bringing some Carolina Blue to the sea of orange we have here in Knoxville. Fall 2016 saw the reestablishment of the Knoxville Carolina Club and we are still going strong several years later! The GAA and the Knoxville Carolina Club is meant to connect local Tar Heels with each other and back to the University.

Events include game-viewing parties, networking and social events, service projects, family gatherings, activities that benefit current/future UNC students from the Knoxville area and more. And our General Alumni Association provides support every step of the way!

If you would like to help generate ideas and make meaningful connections among local Tar Heels, please contact club leader Laura Painter at laurapainter@alumni.unc.edu. Sign up for our listserv or join us on the Knoxville Carolina Club Facebook group!

If you would like to receive emails regarding any upcoming Knoxville Carolina Club activities, you can sign up for the listserv here.

I look forward to hearing from you all, and as always, go Heels!

~ Your local Carolina Club Leader, Laura Painter – class of 2015