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Named in honor of one of Carolina’s “Priceless Gems”, this merit-based scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding undergraduate Exercise & Sport Science major. Dr. Ronald W. Hyatt, professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science (EXSS), served this great University with distinction for over 40 years. A native of Latta, S. C., Dr. Hyatt earned degrees from Furman University (BS), and UNC-Chapel Hill (MA and PhD). Prior to coming to Chapel Hill in 1966, he coached, taught and directed intramural programs at the high school and collegiate levels in both South Carolina and North Carolina. Dr. Hyatt became the intramural sports director and assistant professor of physical education at UNC-Chapel Hill in 1966, and began touching the lives of thousands of Carolina students. Dr. Hyatt eventually climbed the ranks to become a full professor in EXSS, while receiving numerous awards and recognitions along the way. These awards included the C. Knox Massey Award for Distinguished Service from UNC, the EXSS Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, and the “Carolina Priceless Gem” award from the UNC Athletic Department, in 2000, 2002, and 2005, respectively. Dr. Hyatt was the YEAR recipient of the highest civilian honor that can be granted in the state of North Carolina, “The Order of the Long Leaf Pine”.

Donations can be made to:

The Department of Exercise and Sport Science

Attn: Ronald W. Hyatt Undergaduate Scholarship

Fetzer 209; CB#8700

UNC Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8700

NOTE:  If making a gift by check, please make payable to “UNC” with “Department of Exercise and Sport Science” on the memo line.  Thank-you.

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