Carolina Athletics honors Small-Toney


City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney


From Contributed Reports

Friday, February 9, 2018

Carolina Athletics honored its fourth class of Tar Heel Trailblazers on Feb. 3, recognizing Rocky Mount City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney and Peter Henry at an afternoon luncheon and at halftime of the men's basketball game against Pittsburgh.

Small-Toney was the first African-American women's varsity basketball player at UNC-Chapel Hill, playing on the 1977-78 team. She is the first woman to serve as city manager for Rocky Mount.

Henry was a Morehead-Cain Scholar and member of the football team at UNC. He went on to study at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. In 2010, he became the youngest person to serve as dean of New York University's Stern School of Business. 

The award recognizes individuals who paved the way for success in all aspects of the student-athlete experience, shining a spotlight on pioneers who have made memorable and lasting contributions at UNC-Chapel Hill and beyond. The recognition coincides with the university’s celebration of Black History Month.