The gift of time

“The gift that we may appreciate the most is the gift of time,” said UNC music professor and jazz studies director Jim Ketch. That’s certainly one of the aims of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities through its Faculty Fellows Program.

Ketch became the first faculty fellow at the IAH in 1992, thanks to an endowment by David Pardue ’69 and his wife Becky. David said: “It helps make people like Jim [Ketch] a better teacher and helps retain them at Carolina. That’s a real goal. We’ve been really pleased with the recipients of the fellowship.”

For Becky, the reward goes much deeper. “I feel like, as much as we were delighted to direct our money that way, watching the good that it has done the different professors who have received fellowships—David and I have gotten back a thousand fold.”

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