Alumni Lunches

We at the Study Center want to connect you with UNC alumni! With this goal in mind, we are starting a series of Alumni Lunches, giving you the opportunity to meet and learn from our extended community. Space is limited, so the first students to respond will be notified.



Nov. 9th • 12:00 p.m. • Carolina Coffee Shop

Judy Hill

A native of Raleigh, NC, Judy graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 1978 (BA Mathematics) where she was very involved in InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Judy married Frank Hill in 1982 and they moved to the Washington, DC area for the next 22 years, during which time they raised three sons and Judy spearheaded the creation of a new Young Life Area in Eastern Fairfax serving several new high schools.

In 2010, Judy founded High Cotton, a national men's apparel brand headquartered in Raleigh, NC with stores across the country and a mission to revitalize the southern textile industry. Judy sees her work with High Cotton as a gift and a calling from God, allowing her the opportunity to create new products with the help of the very God of creation, to serve her customers well and to bring jobs to the textile industry of her beloved state of North Carolina.


Oct. 3rd • 12:00 p.m. • The Battle House

Durant Bell

Mr. Bell joined Bell Partners in 2006. As Executive Vice President, Mr. Bell is responsible for developing new fee-managed business, as well as cultivating High Net Worth client relationships for the company. He also serves on the Executive Committee. During his tenure with Bell Partners, Mr. Bell was previously responsible for the oversight and strategic direction of key Operations departments, including Construction Services, Information Technology, Marketing, Purchasing, Risk Management and Utilities. Prior to joining Bell, he worked as a developer with Wood Partners, one of the country's largest multifamily developers. He received his MBA from Wake Forest University and his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and holds a Certified Property Management (CPM) designation. Mr. Bell previously served on the Board of the Greensboro Children's Museum, and was previously involved with Young Life.