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North Carolina Stanford Alumni Club of Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill

  • Official Group

    Contacts: R. Varney (send message)

    Region: Southeast (not Florida)
    Members: 1100 Member(s)

    Whether you want to meet new people, reconnect with fellow alums or explore great local activities, our club has something for you. Join us to connect with the Stanford community in your area.  

    Other ways to connect is to assist with alumni interviews of Stanford applicants (thru the OVAl program in fall and winter), Stanford Beyond the Farm community service (spring), and Admissions party and sendoff (by invite only).

Upcoming events

Most Events below will be posted on the Alumni Portal as Events and duplicated on the Stanford Alumni in NC Facebook Group.  Please join our FB group, , to facilitate communication.

August 11, 2019 -- Durham Bulls Game. The Yale and MIT alumni clubs are once again organizing a special family friendly event to see a Durham Bulls game. The NC Stanford Alumni Club is a co-sponsor. We have reserved the party deck for our group, and it will be catered. We expect maybe 100 people. Wear your Stanford stuff, and come out and cheer the Bulls! Mark your calendar. [Register and buy tickets on Yale's website, not through Bulls.]

November 10, 2019 -- Family Train Ride.
In recognition of the 150th anniversary of the Golden Spike ceremony which connected the first US transcontinental railroad in Promontory Point, UT in 1869, the NC Stanford Alumni Club will organize a special family train ride on the New Hope Valley Railway located just south of Apex. Co-sponsored with the Vanderbilt Alumni Club, and open to our Ivy Plus alumni club colleagues. We expect to have one or more private cars for our group. Loco cab rides will be offered in a special raffle, too! Mark your calendar. (DETAILS TO COME.)

4th annual Big Game viewing party here in the Triangle with fellow Cal Alumni Club. If scheduling works out, there will be a lot of Stanford alumni free door prizes awarded to make our Cal alumni peers jealous. Sorry! Mark on your calendar. (MORE DETAILS TO COME!

Stanford in NC chapter team:
Victor Varney – MS Engr. 1980, MBA 1985
Kristen Powers – Communications & African Studies 2016
Hamid Nabavi – MS Computer Science 1977, Engr. Degree 1981
Cyndy Yu-Robinson – BA Human Biology 1987
Caroline "Kerrie" Goray - BA History 1981
Caren "Carrie Ann" Howley - MA Business and Education, 1996
Georgiary Bledsoe - BA Music 1980, MA Music 1996
Charu Panajkar - MA Business 2017

===2017-2019 Archives === 

June 13, 2019 Breakfast Series-- THIS EVENT WAS CANCELLED. Millennials Getting It Done: Redefining the Me Generation Through Conversation, at Chapel Hill Country Club. [details]

June 8, 2019 - Family Picnic at Duke Forest Park.
Starting at noon. Organized by the local Cal Alumni Club. Open to Stanford and Ivy Plus alumni clubs. Should be fun! Mark your calendar. [details]  

June 1, 2019 - Family Hike at Umstead Park
, Raleigh.  Starting at 11:30 AM with 'bring your own picnic' Three lenghts/levels of difficulty to choose from for hike. [details]

May 16, Durham Distillery Tour
, A Private Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the this local business, how it makes its gins, vodkas, and liqueurs, and tasting its products. Won BEST GIN IN THE USA last year. Dinner is not included in the distillery tour fee. Limited spaces, register early. [details] 

pr. 27, 2019 Beyond the Farm, Stanford's nationwide Alumni Community Service Day, at CAARE in Durham. [details

Apr. 2, Young Alumni Happy Hour hosted by our guest from the Stanford Alumni Association office on campus, Thomas Maravilla. In Cary at the Hickory Tavern (off 540 West) [details]

March 29, (Friday evening) Social Gathering with Cal Alumni at the Iris Cafe, NC Museum of art [details]

March 13, 2019  Meet and Greet with Astronaut Mae Jemison,
Stanford Alumna and first woman in space. [details]

Mar. 7, 2019 7:30 AM: Stanford Break Series: 
 Should I Stay or Should I Go? Why Female Chimps Leave Their Home. Guest speaker: Anne Pusey, James B. Duke Professor Emerita of Evolutionary Anthropology, Duke University. [registration is open , plus other details]

Jan. 27, 2019, 6:30-8:30 PM
Stanford in NC Town Hall Dinner/Membership meeting, at Mez Restaurant, Durham, NC

Dec. 1 2018, 2:30 PM Big Game (Stanford v. Cal) Viewing Party.  

Nov. 13, 2018, 7:30 AM:  Breakfast Series:
 “Race, Monuments & Reconstruction” featured speaker Leonida Inge. 

Oct. 4, 2018: UNC's Three Zeros Environmental Initiative with speaker 
Brad Ives, Chief Sustainability Officer for UNC-CH. 

Aug. 12, 2018, Stanford and IvyPlus co-sponsored Durham Bulls Baseball Game! 

June 13, 2018, Breakfast Series: Unveiling the Mystery of Human Personality: An Insider’s View of Erik Erikson’s 8 Stages of Psychosocial Development, Speaker: John Stewart McGovern

May 5, 2018, 8:15 AM-12:15 PM, Beyond the Farm  Habitat for Humanity BUILD in Raleigh. 

May 5, 2018, 9 AM - 4 PM, Beyond the Farm community service in Durham. BUMP programs empower youth by immersing them in music of the African Diaspora.

Mar. 27, 2018, 
Stanford Faculty Talk Live in the Triangle, Chris Gerdesprofessor of mechanical engineering, Director of the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford (CARS) and Director of the Revs Program. Topic: Self-Driving Cars.  

Mar. 7, 2018, Breakfast Series: Six Reasons to Love Your Gut, Speaker: Dr. 
Susan Henning, Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology) and Cell Biology & Physiology, UNC Chapel Hill   

Feb. 17, 2018, FREE! Design Your Energy for a More Joyful Life, 6:00-9:00 PM, Stanford faculty Bill Burnett and Dave Evans lecture by video, hosted in private residence, Durham  

Feb. 7, 2018, Hear Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International, 7:30-9:00 AM, Mez Restaurant, 5410 Page Rd, Durham, NC 27703 

Dec. 10, 2017, Stanford Alumni go to the Panthers NFL game (v. Vikings) at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte 

Dec. 7, 2017, Breakfast Series: Doing Good in NC: A Discussion on the climate of non-profit work in the South  

Nov. 18, 2017, Big Game Football viewing party, Stanford and Cal alumni clubs together 

Nov. 12, 2017, 3:00-6:00 PM Young Alumni Gathering at Looking Glass Cafe in Carrboro [last minute location change due to cold weather] (Classes 2009-2017) 

also Nov. 12, 2017, 12:01 PM - 2:00 PM Family Train Ride on the New Hope Valley Railway  

Sep. 27, 2017, 7:30 AM-9:00 AM Breakfast Series: Strategies for Displacing Oil 

Sep. 26, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Stanford Town Hall in NC for alumni and parents  

Sep. 9, 2017, 7:45 PM EDT - Stanford vs. USC football viewing party at Hickory Tavern, Cary 

Aug. 13, 2017: Durham Bulls Outing with the IvyPlus group, organized by Yale Club 

May 25, 2017:  The Triangle Startup Scene: “Yes! You Can Get Involved!” at Hope Valley Country Club

May 6, 2017:  Beyond the Farm: SERVICE DAY at Ronald McDonald & SECU Houses

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