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Pictured: Nancy and Lazzy- Short for Lazarus

Name: Nancy Hillmer

Occupation: Retired (Registered Nurse)

Current Hometown, State: Pittsboro NC


  • How long have you been a member of UNC-TV? I don’t know but long enough to wear out early Tshirts and tote bags.

  • What was your childhood dream job? I was a budding naturalist and wondered how I could find work within.

  • If you have free time, what are you doing? I spend time with my very active Communities in Schools mentee.

  • What prompted you to become a member/sustainer? I live out on a small farm in Silk Hope & depend on UNC TV for so much and like to be home most evenings.

  • If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Sail

  • What is your fondest memory of UNC-TV? Gwen Ifill

  • Where is the best place you’ve traveled to and why? Edinburgh. I had taken the train from London and was taken with the people and sunshine.

  • What are 3 words you’d use to describe UNC-TV? Informing, Inspiring, Moving

  • What’s one thing people would be surprised to know about you? I have taught children and adults to swim for 50 years now- on the side.