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Welcome New Board Member Maureen O'Connor

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Welcome to our newest Board member, Maureen K. O’Connor. Maureen is executive vice president of diversified businesses for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and president of Mosaic Health Solutions, a subsidiary that makes strategic investments in health care companies. "I'… Read More

Fond Farewell to a Longtime Co-Worker

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Our staff said a sad farewell to Maung Nge last week. Maung first started working with us as a Floor Attendant in 2010 and then eventually became our Assistant Housekeeping Supervisor. Not only did he help to keep the house sparkling clean, he also served as an interpreter for other Burmese … Read More

Strengthening the Hospitality House Profession

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July 19-25 is National Hospitality House week, so we thought this would be the perfect time to highlight the work of our Director of House Operations, Janice Ross, and our membership with Healthcare Hospitality Network (HHN). HHN has nearly 200 nonprofit members and works to support and stre… Read More

Volunteer Spotlight - Mulch Madness!

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On a recent early morning while the hot sun was beaming and the temperature was rising, the facilities crew from UNC’s Department of Athletics spread several cubic yards of mulch around our grounds. They worked quickly and efficiently: no sooner had they started spreading the much, and… Read More

BBQ and Golf Tournament Raises the Green!

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Tar Heel coaches, student athletes, Family House guests and hundreds of our supporters came together for the 2015 Tar Heels for SECU Family House BBQ and Golf Tournament. Eric Montross hosted the successful two-day event raising $97,600 in net proceeds - which covers the cost to operate thre… Read More

Celebrating our Volunteers

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On April 9th, a breakfast was held at the Chapel Hill Country Club to honor and celebrate the many contributions volunteers make to SECU Family House. A special Service Before Self Award was made to Wivi Sternbach, one of our early volunteers who passed away in November, in recognition of h… Read More

Gifts Volunteers Share

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We rely on the gifts, skills, and experiences of many wonderful volunteers to keep the House running, clean, and organized. Oftentimes, the front desk volunteers are the first people our guests meet before they check in. As time passes, our guests know to turn to them for just about any… Read More

Volunteer Spotlight – Compassion from experience

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Rick Brewer feels he was meant to volunteer here. He first became part of our growing family as a patient at UNC Hospitals: After Dr. Matthew Nielsen performed a radical prostatectomy to robotically remove a cancerous growth in his prostate, Rick spent a week at SECU Family House recovering.… Read More

Snowstorm is no match for intrepid guests!

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Family House guests often tell us the strength in our community helps them face adversity. During the recent six-inch snowfall in Chapel Hill, our guests’ strength as a community helped the House overcome difficulty. The House lost power for several hours and most of the staff and vol… Read More