Coker Arboretum Gathering Circle, UNC, Chapel Hill
The Gathering Circle is a circular area in the arboretum with benches on which people can sit. The ground is covered with stones and there is a plaque bearing the inscription of those who were lost in the Phi Gamma Delta fire on May 12th and other classmates who passed away prior to graduation of the Class of 1997.
THE COKER ARBOR AND ENTRY / A GIFT FROM / THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL / SENIOR CLASS OF 1997 / In memory of the students who died in the / Phi Gamma Delta fire on May 12, 1996 / JOANNA KRISTINE HOWELL / ANNE MCBRIDE SMITH / MARK BRIGGS STRICKLAND / ROBERT JOSHUA WEAVER / BENJAMIN WATSON WOODRUFF / and in memory of our classmates who died before graduation: / JOSHUA MORGAN MEADOR / PATRICK WILLIS PEAVY, JR. / KEVIN ERIC REICHARDT / Dedicated April 25, 1998
UNC Chapel Hill
April 4, 1998
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"Coker Arboretum Wisteria Arbor and Gathering Circle," The Carolina Story: A Virtual Museum of University History, (accessed April 3, 2012) Link
Wood, Stone, Bronze, Foliage
UNC Class of 1997
In 1998, as a gift from the class of 1997, the wisteria arbor was renovated, and a stone gathering circle was added to commemorate the five undergraduates who died in the Phi Gamma Delta fire of May 12, 1996, and three other classmates who died before graduation.
The Gathering Circle is part of the arboretum between Raleigh Street and Cameron Avenue.
The Coker Arboretum Wisteria Arbor and Gathering Circle is located off of Cameron Avenue.