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Becky and David Pardue
Becky and David Pardue


The Arts and Sciences Foundation celebrates 40 years on Dec. 3. The organization is telling the stories that make up its history each day leading up to that date. The Institute for the Arts and Humanities is honored to be part of that series.

An article on the Arts Sciences Foundation website discusses the long-term impact of its first endowed fellowship at the IAH: the Pardue Fellowship.

It began when UNC music professor and jazz studies director Jim Ketch became the first faculty fellow in 1992, thanks to an endowment by David Pardue ’69 and his wife Becky. Back then, the Institute was called the Program for the Arts and the Humanities, located at the former West House between Hanes and Swain Halls. The story also features current Pardue Fellow Stephanie Elizondo Griest, assistant professor of creative nonfiction.

For the full article, visit the Arts and Sciences Foundation website here.

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