[Congressional Record Volume 154, Number 38 (Thursday, March 6, 2008)] [Extensions of Remarks] [Pages E332-E333] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] ON THE LOSS OF EVE CARSON ______ HON. DAVID E. PRICE of north carolina in the house of representatives Thursday, March 6, 2008 Mr. PRICE of North Carolina. Madam Speaker, I received news today of a horrific event that has shocked and deeply saddened the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill community, which I represent. The Chapel Hill police informed us today that UNC's student body president, Eve Carson, had been shot to death a short distance from campus yesterday morning. This senseless act of violence ended the life of a promising young leader and left a community of family, friends and admirers mourning in disbelief. The police department is sparing no effort to find the people who committed this heinous act and to bring them to justice. Eve was originally from Athens, Georgia. Since the time she arrived in Chapel Hill in 2004, she excelled in her college career. In addition to being elected student body president, she was a Morehead Scholar, a North Carolina Fellow, a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society, and was double majoring in political science and biology. Eve put a high priority on service to her community. During her college career. she mentored middle school students, taught science to elementary school students, and served as a running coach for young girls. To Eve, service knew no borders. She spent her summers volunteering in Ecuador, Egypt and Ghana, and she co-chaired a student organization devoted to alleviating hunger around the world. I recently met Eve at a reception hosted by UNC's Chancellor James Moeser. My wife and I were impressed with this lovely young woman who-- it was clear to see--had so much potential to make a difference in the world. She expressed to me her interest in working abroad after graduating in May, perhaps in Africa. At the time of her death, my office was working to help her find a way to realize her goal. Unfortunately, Eve will not be able to realize that goal. Our community is deeply sad at the loss of this special person. We also regret the loss for all those who would have been touched by Eves big heart in the future. This is truly a loss for us all. Our thoughts and prayers are with Eve's family and friends and with the UNC community as they gather on Polk Place this afternoon to remember Eve and to grieve together. Madam Speaker, I ask permission to include a brief biography of Eve Marie Carson at this point in the Record. Biography of Eve Marie Carson Eve Marie Carson, 22, was elected student body president at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in February 2007. Her term would have ended in April. A native of Athens, GA, Eve was born Nov. 19, 1985. She came to Carolina in the fall of 2004 as the recipient of a prestigious Morehead Scholarship. A member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society, she was a pre-medicine student majoring in both political science and biology. As a North Carolina Fellow, she was part of a four-year leadership development program for undergraduates. While at UNC-Chapel Hill, she was extremely active in both leadership and service [[Page E333]] roles. As student body president, she was also a member of the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees. She served as co- president of the Honors Program Student Executive Board and as a member of the Committee on Scholarships Awards and Student Aid; the Academic Advising Program, and the Chancellor's committee for University Teaching Awards. Teaching and working with children were key service interests for Eve. In 2006, she taught science at Frank Porter Graham Elementary School in Chapel Hill as part of UNC's INSPIRE program, whose mission is to encourage young students to pursue science as an interest. In her junior year, Carson was a tutor at Githens Middle School in Durham. She was also an assistant coach in the Girls on the Run of the Triangle, a character development program for girls ages 8-12 that uses running to teach values and a sense of self. Eve's service extended well beyond the Triangle, however. In the spring of her sophomore year, she participated in a study abroad in Havana, Cuba, and she spent her summers working and volunteering in Ecuador, Egypt and Ghana as part of the Morehead Summer Enrichment program. ``I credit my prior experiences, especially my past two Morehead summers, for preparing me to get along with pretty much whatever comes my way,'' she wrote in an e-mail posted on the Morehead Web site. On campus, she became involved in Nourish International, an organization started by UNC students in 2002 for hunger relief. Eve served as freshman volunteer coordinator (2004) and co-chair (2005) for the group. The daughter of Bob Carson and Teresa Bethke, Eve was also the student body president of her high school, Clarke Central, in Athens, GA. When she ran for the same office at Carolina, she was elected with 55 percent of the vote in a runoff with a bigger turnout than the previous year's general election.