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Katie Aiello
Katie Aiello

As you may remember, a few months ago, The Graduate School sent out a call for help from current UNC-Chapel Hill graduate students in naming our revamped multimedia publication, which you are now reading! We received scores of suggestions, with entries ranging from What in Tar Nation?! to The Rameses Reader. The editors had the daunting task of selecting just five suggestions to pass onto graduate alumni for a vote.

Well, alumni, the votes are in and counted, and we are pleased to announce that The Graduate School’s publication has been named. You chose The Carolina Chronicle, which was the creative suggestion of current graduate student Katie Aiello.

Aiello was thrilled when she found out she won the “name our publication” contest with her entry. She says she never wins contests. But this time, Aiello’s creative streak and thoughtfulness must have paid off.

Aiello is in her final months of her graduate studies, which means she’s totally devoted to finishing her thesis on the benefits of art therapy for patients with schizophrenia. This May, she will graduate with a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling and psychology.

Aiello says the iPad mini she won by entering the winning name for The Graduate School’s publication will be a very helpful tool for her work.

“It’s going to be super, super helpful going into the field that I’m going into,” Aiello said. She plans to carry it with her so that she can keep track of her patients and get her work done while on the move.

Aiello said the inspiration for The Carolina Chronicle was the title of her family’s newsletter, The Caviness Chronicler, which her great-aunt sends out each holiday season. She said that it seemed fitting to use part of the title of her family newsletter for a publication that reaches out to the Carolina graduate community, which Aiello says forms another kind of large, multi-generational family.

“We really look forward every year to this newsletter from our family, so I wanted the same for our newsletter that’s going out to The Graduate School family,” Aiello said.

Written by Jess Clark, master’s degree candidate in the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

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