Women's Golfer Mary Kate Hiller

Exponential Student: Women's Golfer Mary Kate Hiller

August 24, 2017

The PGA Championship wasn't he only golf news in Charlotte this summer. The Charlotte 49ers women's golf team is gearing up for its debut this fall.As the University’s 18th varsity sport, women’s golf was added as a result of the establishment of...


Wilkenfeld Family

Alumna Creates Travel Scholarship for Communication Studies Graduate Students

June 19, 2017

Creating a scholarship is something Nan Wilson Wilkenfeld ‘14G has wanted to do for years. Scholarships helped her pay for her education, giving her access to new experiences, including traveling to a national conference as a graduate student.

Thanks to her perseverance and generosity, the Nan Wilson Wilkenfeld Communication Studies Graduate Travel Scholarship was created earlier this...


Bonnie Cone Society Luncheon

Alumni and Friends Extend Bonnie Cone's Legacy through their Gifts

June 16, 2017

Alumni, faculty, staff and friends of UNC Charlotte gathered at the Myers Park Country Club for the Annual Bonne E. Cone Society Luncheon on Tues. June 13.

This special group of friends have named the UNC Charlotte Foundation as the beneficiary of a planned gift. Commonly donated through wills or trusts, planned gifts also can include charitable gift annuities or gifts of...


Roderick MacKillop Memorial Endowments Established

June 14, 2017

UNC Charlotte is pleased to announce that the family of Roderick MacKillop, a former professor in the Department of Art & Art History, has established three endowments at the University in his memory. The endowment funds will support student scholarships and a bi-annual exhibition of alumni work in the Department of Art & Art History, where MacKillop was a painting professor from 1973...


Arnab Baruah receives the Bharatkumar S. Joshi Memorial Scholarship

Bharatkumar S. Joshi Memorial Scholarship Announces 1st Recipient

June 12, 2017

Arnab Baruah was recently announced the first recipient of the Bharatkumar S. Joshi Memorial Scholarship, named in memory of Associate Professor Dr. Bharatkumar S. Joshi of the William States Lee College of Engineering.

Baruah is currently working on his dissertation, “Ultra Low Power Wireless Transceiver for Wearable Medical Devices.” His research is primarily focused on developing “...


Duke Energy Gift Announcement

UNC Charlotte Receives $2 Million Boost from Duke Energy Foundation

June 8, 2017

The Duke Energy Foundation is committing $2 million to the University’s Exponential Campaign, specifically to support the Charlotte Engineering Early College and the Women in Computing Initiative.

As part of the gift, the Charlotte Engineering Early College (CEEC) will receive $900,000. The funds will support the Duke Energy Summer Bridge Program, the Duke...


TiMotion USA Partners with Lee College of Engineering to Create Scholarships

May 9, 2017

TiMOTION’s North American subsidiary recently announced its partnership with UNC Charlotte by making a $3,000 gift to the Exponential Campaign to support students in the William States Lee College of Engineering. The scholarships will benefit full-time engineering students of high academic standing.

“TiMOTION started this scholarship fund with two primary goals in mind,” said Jon...


Chancellor Dubois and Leon Levine

Levine Hall Dedicated in Honor of Sandra and Leon Levine

April 13, 2017

UNC Charlotte’s newest residence hall, Levine Hall, was dedicated during a campus ceremony, Thursday, April 13.

Located near the main entrance to campus, Levine Hall houses more than 400 students in the Levine Scholars Program and the Honors College, as well as the administrative offices for both programs. Levine Hall is named after Sandra and Leon Levine, two of the Charlotte region’s...


Seven Initiatives Included in Latest Crowdfund UNC Charlotte Ventures

April 6, 2017

An astrobotics competition, a memorial arts award and a Habitat for Humanity project in El Salvador are among the initiatives seeking financial support through Crowdfund UNC Charlotte, an online platform through the Division of University Advancement that assists members of Niner Nation fund unique opportunities.

Seven projects were selected this spring that...


Cathy Bessant and Beth Fischer

Charlotte Business Journal Honors Bessant, Fischer and Three Alums

March 20, 2017

UNC Charlotte trustee Cathy Bessant, along with Beth Fischer, executive director of University development, and three 49er alumni are among the individuals who were honored at this year’s Charlotte Business Journal (CBJ) Women in Business Awards program on March 16 at the Hilton Charlotte Center City.

This annual award “honors outstanding businesswomen from the region who have made...


Bill Brandon

Brandon Endowment to Expand UNC Charlotte Health Policy Research Capabilities

March 20, 2017

UNC Charlotte professor emeritus Bill Brandon and his wife, Pam Fawcett-Brandon, have made a significant contribution in support of the College of Health and Human Services’ health policy agenda through the creation of the Pam Fawcett-Brandon and William P. Brandon Endowment.

This generous commitment will expand institutional resources and support for the...


Exponential Campaign Gift Announcement

Bank of America Gift Supports Data Science Initiative, Lecture Series

March 14, 2017

Bank of America announced its $1.5 million gift to the Exponential Campaign to support research at UNC Charlotte in the Data Science Initiative and to sponsor a series of marquee lectures at the University at an event at the UNC Charlotte's Center City building on Monday, March 13, 2017.

The donation establishes an endowed fund supporting the Data Science...


March 13 Live Stream to Feature Kathy Reichs, Cathy Bessant

March 10, 2017

Beginning at 11:30 a.m., Monday, March 13, Inside UNC Charlotte (and the University’s official Facebook page) will live stream a conversation between Kathy Reichs, producer of the television show “Bones” and a UNC Charlotte anthropology professor, and Cathy Bessant, chief operations and technology...


Civil Engineering faculty members working on CAMMSE project

UNC Charlotte Receives $7.7 Million Federal Grant for Transportation Research

January 18, 2017

In urban environments such as Charlotte, multiple options are needed to move people and goods. To do so with maximum efficiency that relieves congestion and improves the quality of life for city dwellers will require innovative research, which is the aim of the Center for Advanced Multimodal Mobility Solutions and Education (CAMMSE) at UNC Charlotte.

Using a $7.7 million grant from the...


Gene Johnson Receives Order of the Long Leaf Pine

Order of the Long Leaf Pine Awarded to Gene Johnson

December 14, 2016

Gene Johnson (’73), chair of EXPONENTIAL: The Campaign for UNC Charlotte, recently received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. Chancellor Philip L. Dubois presented Johnson with the award during a reception on campus.

The Order of the Long Leaf Pine is among the most prestigious awards conferred by the governor of North Carolina. Created in 1963, this honor is...


Installing Exponential Banners

Exponential Banners being Installed around Campus

December 9, 2016

Exponential banners are starting to appear on campus. The first set of 24 banners were installed around Craver Road and the Popp Martin Student Union on Thursday. These banners highlight the power of UNC Charlotte and feature students, faculty and campus initiatives. 


John Cato with Cato College of Education Students

College of Education Named for Cato Corp.

November 11, 2016

UNC Charlotte named the College of Education for the Cato Corporation during a campus ceremony on Friday, November 11. The ceremony followed a $5 million gift from the Cato Corporation, a retailer of women’s fashions and accessories, to the University’s $200 million fundraising campaign, EXPONENTIAL: The Campaign for UNC Charlotte.”

The gift will fund the Cato Scholarship for Education...


Gene Johnson and Thomas Turner

Emeritus Faculty Member gives $2.5 Million, Department Renamed Turner School of Accountancy

November 4, 2016

UNC Charlotte Professor Emeritus Thomas C. Turner, who helped establish the Department of Accounting at the University, is donating $2.5 million to UNC Charlotte.

The department is being renamed the Turner School of Accountancy in his honor. Turner's gift will provide scholarship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate accounting students within the Belk College of Business who...


Childress Klein Center for Real Estate

One Year After Naming, Childress Klein Center for Real Estate Raises $5.1 Million

September 30, 2016

One year ago, the UNC Charlotte Childress Klein Center for Real Estate celebrated the naming of the center and a $2.5 million gift by real estate firm Childress Klein. Today, the center reached another milestone. Over the past 12 months, almost 100 companies and individuals from the Charlotte business community have raised a total of more than $5.1 million in support of the center.

In...


$200 Million ‘EXPONENTIAL’ Capital Campaign to Power UNC Charlotte’s Future

$200 Million ‘EXPONENTIAL’ Capital Campaign to Power UNC Charlotte’s Future

September 22, 2016

Boosted by generous donations from two alumni with storied connections to the University, UNC Charlotte launched a $200 million capital campaign onThursday, Sept. 22, 2016.

University leaders described the lead pledge from Board of Trustees member and former chair Karen Popp (’80) and business executive Demond Martin (’97) as the cornerstone for the fundraising drive “EXPONENTIAL: The...


Commemorative Time Capsule to Bridge University’s Past and Future

Commemorative Time Capsule to Bridge University’s Past and Future

September 21, 2016

When it is opened during the University’s centennial in 2046, a time capsule dedicated Tuesday, Sept. 20, will feature a number of artifacts that illustrate UNC Charlotte’s transformation from its founding in 1946.

Items selected for inclusion in the commemorative time capsule, dedicated during the University’s inaugural Founders Celebration, are current maps of the campus and the...


UNC Charlotte Founders Celebration 2016

University to Commemorate 70 Years of Creating Opportunity

September 19, 2016

Remarks from a former Secretary of Defense, the kickoff for Giving Green, an exponential celebration in the Student Union, 49er Fest at UNC Charlotte Center City, and dedication of a time capsule are among the events planned for the 2016 Founders Celebration, scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 20, through Saturday, Sept. 24.

“In the 70...


Real-World Impact

September 12, 2016

The Academy for Population Health Innovation (APHI) pairs the Mecklenburg County Health Department and the College to improve community health. APHI will focus on (1) bringing evidence-based practices into the public health domain, (2) supporting academic-community partnerships in research and program evaluation, and (3) aligning educational programs and...


Jamil Niner Student Pantry

Food Pantry Named for Supporters Dhiaa and Hope Jamil

September 1, 2016

University officials, students, faculty and staff gathered in the backyard of a ranch house on the edge of the UNC Charlotte campus on Wednesday, Aug. 31, to dedicate the brick structure as the “Jamil Niner Student Pantry.”

The naming event was held to honor Dhiaa and Hope Jamil for their generous support for the food pantry, which benefits students who...



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