2023 Fall Cocktail Reception, Honoring Chancellor Guskiewicz

The New York Carolina Club is pleased to announce that the Annual Fall Cocktail Reception benefiting the Richard H. Jenrette/NYCC Scholarship Fund will honor UNC Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz.

Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2023. 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Venue: The University Club, College Hall (1 West 54th Street, NY, NY 10019)

In addition to the Chancellor (see bio below), our newly installed GAA President Veronica Flaspoehler ’08 and Associate Vice Chancellor Timothy D. Smith will also be present, among other University officials, including Jason McGrath, Associate Provost and Director of Undergraduate Admissions.

Register here: https://cvent.me/kxB3XR

If you cannot attend, but still want to donate to the Scholarship Fund or purchase raffle tickets, click here: https://cvent.me/owXxXV


As customary, the purpose of the event is to both honor an outstanding “Tar Heel” and to raise funds for the Richard H. Jenrette/New York Carolina Club Scholarship Fund. In this regard, we will be auctioning and raffling a dazzling array of items such as tickets to “Saturday Night Live,” and several hit Broadway shows: MJ The Musical and 2023 Best Musical Tony winner Kimberly Akimbo.

Some of the other prizes include a Mack Brown-autographed football, two men’s autographed 2023-24 team basketballs, two New York Yankee caps with the UNC logo on the side, and more!

$60 (plus $5 Cvent processing fee) for GAA members
$80 (plus $5 Cvent processing fee) for non-members (non-alumni guests are also welcome)
$40 (plus $5 Cvent processing fee) for Young Alumni GAA members (Classes of 2012-22)
$65 (plus $5 Cvent processing fee) for Young Alumni non-members (Classes of 2012-22)
Includes an array of passed hors d’oeuvres. Cash bar.

Drink tickets (online purchase or at the event):
$5.00 each for any soda or bottled water
$10.00 each beer
$12.00 each wine
$18.00 each champagne with complimentary fluted glass with UNC insignia

Raffle tickets ($5.00 each or 5 for $20.00) are on sale on registration page.

*DRESS CODE*: Please be advised of The University Club’s dress code, which is in effect at all times. Male guests must wear dress shirts and jackets (ties are not required). Female guests must wear clothing of equivalent formality. Jeans and other denim apparel, sneakers and shorts are strictly prohibited.

*PARKING: Reduced rate parking is available at the ABM parking garage located at 17
East 54th Street between Fifth & Madison Avenues. Guests must get their parking stub
validated at the Club’s front desk to receive the discount.

Kevin M. Guskiewicz, a neuroscientist, academic leader and concussion researcher, is the
12th  chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Prior to his appointment as chancellor, Guskiewicz served as the interim chancellor from
February 2019 until December 2019. In that role, he held over 25 listening and learning
sessions with constituents across campus. He was instrumental in shaping Carolina’s new
strategic plan, Carolina Next: Innovations for Public Good that outlines a roadmap for the
University’s priorities moving forward. He relaunched the Tar Heel Bus Tour with 90 faculty and
campus leaders, demonstrating Carolina’s commitment to the state.
A Kenan Distinguished Professor of Exercise and Sport Science, he has been a member of
Carolina’s faculty since 1995. He is co-director of the Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic
Brain Injury Research Center. Guskiewicz is a nationally recognized expert on sport-related
concussions. He maintains an active research portfolio and is principal investigator or co-
principal investigator on three active research grants totaling over $20 million. His
groundbreaking work has garnered numerous awards and has influenced concussion guidelines
in the NCAA and the NFL.
Prior to his appointment as interim chancellor in February 2019, Guskiewicz had served as dean
of the College of Arts & Sciences – Carolina’s largest academic institution – since January
2016. With more than 16,000 undergraduate students and 2,500 graduate students, Guskiewicz
made interdisciplinary teaching and research a cornerstone of his tenure. He championed the
use of high-structure active learning techniques, and Carolina is a national leader in
implementing these highly effective educational strategies. He significantly increased study
abroad, academic internships and other experiential learning opportunities for Carolina students
and oversaw work on a major revamp of UNC-Chapel Hill’s General Education curriculum.
In 2011, Guskiewicz received the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship (often called a “genius
grant”) for his innovative work on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of sport-related
concussions. In 2013, Time magazine named him a Game Changer, one of 18 “innovators and
problem-solvers that are inspiring change in America.”
Guskiewicz earned a B.S. in athletic training from West Chester University, M.S. in exercise
physiology/athletic training from the University of Pittsburgh and Ph.D. in sports medicine from
the University of Virginia. Born and raised in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, he lives with his wife Amy
and children Jacob, Nathan, Adam and Tessa in Chapel Hill.

November 1, 2023
The University Club of New York 1 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019, USA