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Evelyn Ackermann, '03 graduate, anthropology, New York, N.Y.

Evelyn Ackermann
Evelyn Ackermann

An Honors College student and officer for Chi Omega Sorority, Ackermann was captain of the Carolina Dance Team. She performed a dance solo at the Koger Center for the Arts during the University’s Bicentennial Dance gala. Her Carolina accomplishments also include being crowned 2002 Homecoming Queen and serving as a peer leader for University 101. Inspired by her anthropology professors, she traveled to Bangladesh after graduation to serve in the Peace Corps, where she taught English in Chittagong. She formed a Ladies’ English Club, taught dance classes, and was the first female board member of the Rotary Club of Agrabad. Ackermann received an MBA from New York University. She works in international development as a consultant for Deloitte Consulting LLP. “I credit my foundation at Carolina—the remarkable professors, confidence-building opportunities, diversity of experiences, and grace of the South—for where I am today.”

Karen Nashatker Hinson, ’03, finance, Atlanta

Karen Nashatker Hinson
Karen Nashatker Hinson

Originally from Aiken, S.C., and born to Carolina alumni parents, Hinson said “Columbia felt so big” when she moved to campus. An avid runner, she cut it down to size during six-mile runs through the Shandon neighborhood and other locales, and later, entered half-marathons in her junior year. Hinson served two years as a senator for the Moore School of Business in Student Government. She joined Alpha Chi Omega sorority and lived in South Tower. Two of her sorority sisters were later bridesmaids at her wedding. Hinson now lives and works in Atlanta, where she is pursuing an MBA at Georgia Tech while working in human resources for a law firm. “Although I’ve moved away, I take pride knowing that I am part of a network of alumni from one of the best schools in the country.”

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