The Shuford family of Hickory has contributed $18 million to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s College of Arts & Sciences to more than double the size of the institution’s undergraduate entrepreneurship program. It constitutes the largest one-time personal gift made to the college, outside of bequests. Bearing the Shuford name, the program will fund three entrepreneurs-in-residence, up to four faculty fellows, up to 70 international internships for students, a lecture series, an executive director, and an internship director. Matching the gift, the college will fund positions for one entrepreneur-in-residence, at least three new faculty members, and one administrative staffer. The program will fortify the university’s mission to provide problem-based, interdisciplinary, and immersive learning experiences. The donors were CEO of STM Industries Jim Shuford, CEO of Shurtape Technologies Stephen Shuford, and Dorothy Shuford Lanier, all alumni and great-grandchildren of Abel Alexander Shuford, class of 1900.