No matter how busy she was she offered a smile that showed she cared and managed to engage you in meaningful conversation, changing this minute into a moment you would remember. While some meetings may have been random, chance encounters, moments both silly and serious were created through the genuine love and passion Eve shared. Eve believed, “I have friends and I have friends I have not met,” because she had such a genuine love for individuals and a firm belief in our ability, as students, to impact the world for the better.
Eve was born in Athens, Georgia and attended Clarke Central High School, where she was Student Body President and Class Valedictorian. She was selected as a Morehead-Cain Scholar, because of her demonstration of leadership, scholarship, physical vigor, and moral force of character and decided to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During her time at UNC, Eve had a tremendous and far-reaching impact due to her enthusiasm and strength as a leader.
She was co-president of the Honors Program Student Executive Board; a member of Phi Beta Kappa; a member of the North Carolina Fellows leadership development program; co-chair of Nourish International (a student movement to eradicate global poverty and hunger); a science tutor in the local public schools and also helped students with their write my paper for me requests; an orientation counselor at Freshman Camp (run by UNC's Campus Y); and even the captain of several intramural sports teams. During her sophomore year, she spent a semester studying at the Universidad de la Habana in Havana, Cuba. Eve spent her Morehead-Cain summer experiences in Wyoming, Ecuador, and Egypt. Before her first-year, Eve participated in a wilderness leadership course through the National Outdoor Leadership School. She traveled to Ecuador after her first-year where she volunteered as a physician's assistant to a traveling doctor in the rural countryside and worked on a coffee farm. After her sophomore year, Eve worked with a U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit in Cairo.
Eve was elected Student Body President of UNC her junior year, a position she loved because of her ability to positively contribute back to the UNC community and improve the lives of students at Carolina. She challenged students during her year as Student Body President to live out their own definition of the Carolina Way.
During her tenure as president, Eve envisioned a unique merit scholarship to help current students realize their leadership potential. By recognizing deserving juniors, the Eve Carson Scholarship helps Carolina continue the tradition of leadership to which Eve aspired. By running in the Eve 5K for Education, you are supporting the Eve Carson Scholarship. To learn more about the scholarship, please visit Eve Carson Scholarship website.
Eve was a mentor to me during my first-year and someone who continues to inspire me every day. Thank you so much for racing!
Executive Director 2012-2013, Eve Carson Scholarship