CHAPEL HILL – Chapel Hill’s Parks and Recreation department is seeking the help of volunteers to help youth with disabilities or special needs to swim.

The Adapted Recreation & Inclusion program offers classes in the summer every Wednesday beginning this week and continuing through July 24, except for July 3.

Volunteers 18 or older are invited to contact Marian Kaslovsky by emailing or calling 919-968-2813.

It is not necessary for volunteers to have knowledge of swim training, but need to be comfortable in the water.


The Carolina Women’s Leadership Council awarded three UNC faculty members with mentoring awards Friday at a Campus Y ceremony.

Sherryl Kleinman, Silvia Tomaskova and Jeanne Moskal were honored for their work with students and junior faculty. This is the first year that three awards were given.

Each recipient received a $5,000 stipend. The Carolina Women’s Leadership Council is a volunteer committee which was formed during the Carolina First Campaign. The fund-raising drive ended in 2007 and council members raised $400,000 to provide for the awards.

To find out more about the three faculty members and the work they’re doing at UNC, click here.


UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp, his wife, Patti, and two other couples whose support of Carolina greatly touched the University were awarded with Distinguished Service Medals Saturday.

UNC’s General Alumni Association has awarded the medals since 1978 and did so Saturday during the annual alumni luncheon.

C. Knox Massey, Jr. and Mary Ann Keith Massey of Atlanta as well as Van Louis Witherspoon and Kay Massey Witherspoon of Charlotte were the other two couples receive the honor.