Homecoming Alumni Reception 2016

Friday, November 4, 2016 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Freedom Forum Conference Center, Carroll Hall

About the event

The Media and Journalism Alumni Association will be hosting an alumni Homecoming reception at the UNC School of Media and Journalism on Friday, Nov. 4. The reception will be held in the Freedom Forum Conference Center at 6:30 p.m. and will feature the work of Professor of the Practice Dana McMahan's Workroom FashionMash course.

Both alumni and students are welcome to attend the Workroom FashionMash panel session at noon in the Halls of Fame room. RSVPs are not required for the morning panel session.

Featured guests for both the morning panel session and evening reception include Alison Ives, Associate Fashion Editor at Refinery29; Mariah Eckhardt, Director of Global Marketing at Burt’s Bees; and Leigh Goodwyn, President and Co-Founder at LeighDeux.

Alumni Bill and Leigh Goodwyn are expanding the school’s advertising and public relations reach into fashion media and product development with a $1 million gift.

Register

A Paperless Post invitation for the evening reception was sent via email to all alumni on Friday, Oct. 7. Please RSVP for the reception by Tuesday, Nov. 1. RSVPs are not required for the morning panel session.

If you do not receive an invitation, please contact Director of Alumni Affairs and Donor Relations Robin Jackson at rhjackson@unc.edu.

Itinerary

Noon (Halls of Fame room, Carroll Hall)

Workroom FashionMash panel session featuring Alison Ives, Mariah Eckhardt and Leigh Goodwyn

Open to the public

6:30 p.m. (Freedom Forum Conference Center, Carroll Hall)

20XX: Envisioning the Future of Fashion and Lifestyle Brands

Reception begins at 6:30 p.m., show begins at 7 p.m. Food and beverage will be provided.

Hosted by the Media and Journalism Alumni Association

By invitation

About the MJAA

The former Journalism Alumni and Friends Association (JAFA) established a new alumni association following the rebranding of the MJ-school in 2015-16.

JAFA was formed in 1980 to help alumni and friends participate in school affairs. Leaders of JAFA established the Media and Journalism Alumni Association to expand its role in programming, networking and mentoring.

The new MJAA Board will support programs and events such as career mentoring, alumni receptions, student networking trips and resume workshops.

Click here to learn more about the Media and Journalism Alumni Association.

About Workroom

Since 2009, advertising students in the UNC School of Media and Journalism have been working directly with lifestyle brands big and small to envision new ideas. Workroom is both a space (an actual workroom for prototyping and building) and a way of thinking. The program pairs clients with students and challenges them to move beyond the page or screen to bring concepts to life. ​

Click here to learn more about the Workroom FashionMash course.

Regional networking events

The MJ-school hosts regional networking events to connect students and alumni.

2016-17 events:

2015-16 events:

Click here to learn more.

If you are interested in leading or joining a host committee for a regional event, please contact Robin Jackson.

UNC Homecoming Weekend: Nov. 4-6, 2016

New this year:

  • Community service project
  • Young alumni takeover
  • Celebration of class of 2016

Returning signature events:

  • Tar Heel Tailgate
  • UNC vs. Georgia Tech
  • Postgame Party
  • Bell Tower Climb
  • Tar Heel Town
  • … and much more

Homecoming affinity events:

  • Black Alumni Reunion
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Dance Team
  • Order of the Bell Tower Reunion
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon (1974 – 1976)

Learn more on the UNC General Alumni Association website.

For more information

For more information or if you are interested in leading or joining a host committee for a regional event, contact Director of Alumni Affairs and Donor Relations Robin Jackson at rhjackson@unc.edu.

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