2017-2018 MLK Committee Members (photo: Ryan Herron)
2017-2018 MLK Committee Members (photo: Ryan Herron)


The University Celebration Committee for the Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration coordinates programs and activities for the University’s annual observance honoring the life and contributions of MLK. Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) is proud to be part of this endeavor and thanks all of the Carolina students, faculty, staff, and community members who help make this celebration a success year after year.

2018-2019 Committee Members

Diversity Education and Celebration Coordinators

 Deanna Fayed, Sophia McFarlane, Ariana Wiggins


2018-2019 MLK Planning Committee

Alpha Phi Alpha
Tyger McSwain
Black Student Movement
Alex Robinson
Campus Y
Abbas Hasan, Kalley Huang
Carolina Indian Circle
Jamison Lowery
Carolina Union Activity Board (CUAB)
Alex Wang, Viviane Mao, Elise Richardson
Carolina Women’s Center
Jessica Mencia
Diversity & Inclusion Student Support
Sophia McFarlane, Deanna Fayed, Ariana Wiggins
MADO – Student Government
 Mailen Currey, Serena Singh
Mi Pueblo
Gabby Aleman
Ajia Caldwell
NC Hillel
Noaam Zahavi
Miles Hackett
Student Life and Leadership
Sierra Edwards

Primary Adviser

  • Rachel Tates, Recruitment Programs Specialist, Diversity & Inclusion

Faculty/Staff Advisers

  • Ari Gauss, Director, NC Hillel
  • Shelly Gist, Carolina Women’s Center