Priyanka Grover in the lab.

Hands-On Cancer Research

June 19, 2019

Priyanka Grover’s pancreatic cancer research at UNC Charlotte is paving her way from North Carolina to Cambridge, Massachusetts. This month, just weeks after receiving her Ph.D. in biology, she heads to the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard in hopes of helping to...


D-Day 75 Years Later

D-Day: 78 Years Later

June 4, 2019

On June 6, 2019, the 75th anniversary of D-Day, UNC Charlotte honors the family members of alumni, students, faculty and staff who served our country during World War II on the battlefields of Europe and on the broad swath of Omaha Beach, on the islands of the Pacific and on the home front.

More than seven decades after the end of World War II, rich and profound connections persist...


Science building groundbreaking

Cutting-Edge Science

June 3, 2019

On May 31, 2019, UNC Charlotte broke ground at the corner of Craver Road and Mary Alexander Road for a new campus facility that, when complete, will reshape the way science is taught and studied at North Carolina’s urban research university. Shared by University leaders and faculty, staff, students, alumni, public officials, community partners and friends, the celebratory event represented...

Charlotte Engineering Early College graduation

Stem Success Stories

May 28, 2019

Evan West and Kira Marsh, members of the Charlotte Engineering Early College’s (CEEC) first graduating class of fifth-year students, have a lot in common.

West and Marsh were co-valedictorians of their class. They have perfect 4.0 grade point averages in their UNC Charlotte courses. And they both will continue their educations at UNC Charlotte, thanks to generous scholarships from the...


Fred Whitfield receives the 2019 Distinguished Service Award from Chancellor Dubois.

Hornets Executive Receives Distinguished Service Award

May 24, 2019

Fred Whitfield, president and chief operating officer for the Hornets Sports & Entertainment, is the 2019 recipient of the UNC Charlotte Distinguished Service Award. He was honored Thursday, May 23, during a special luncheon in the Popp Martin Student Union.

"UNC Charlotte is proud to honor Fred Whitfield as our 2019 Distinguished Service Award recipient," said Chancellor Philip L...


Members of the Bonnie E. Cone Society at Duke Mansion.

Alumni and Friends Extend Bonnie Cone's Legacy through Gifts

May 15, 2019

Alumni, faculty, staff and friends of UNC Charlotte recently gathered at the Duke Mansion for the annual Bonne E. Cone Society Luncheon.

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 can include charitable gift annuities or gifts of life insurance. These...


UNC Charlotte students participate in vigil.

Community's Desire to Support Prompts Crowdfunding Initiative

May 2, 2019

Niner Nation Unites, the University’s official crowdfunding site, was established in response to the overwhelming desire to support the victims and the UNC Charlotte community during this time tragedy. The University is extremely grateful for this outpouring of support.

 “This is the saddest day in UNC Charlotte’s history,”...


Blue Line Extention

Tracking Light Rail A Year Later

March 13, 2019

Saturday, March 16, marks one year since the first CATS light rail train pulled onto campus, forever changing the landscape of UNC Charlotte’s campus and its connection...


Hannah Milillo '18

Passport to Possibilities

February 26, 2019

Hannah Milillo ’18 is enthusiastic about her love of art and culture, and her goal is to share that excitement with the world. Currently, the aspiring “art adventurist” is completing a Master of Science in Management through the UNC...

Pam Wideman

Building Neighborhoods to Create Opportunity

February 7, 2019

As a little girl, Pam Wideman ’06 MPA spent hours assembling jigsaw puzzles. She loved watching the full picture emerge from all the little pieces. Now, as director of Housing and Neighborhood Services for the...


Andy Lucas

Lessons from Rural North Carolina

February 7, 2019

“A county manager is like the CEO of a large corporation that offers a variety of programs, services and products,” said Andy Lucas ’96, ’00 MPA. “We’re in the business of economic development, transportation, water and sewage, health and human services, and more—all affecting quality of life for citizens.”

For the past decade, Lucas has served predominantly rural Stanly County,...


Erika Ruane

Sustaining the Queen City

February 7, 2019

Slipping soundlessly through the streets of uptown Charlotte is a white Chevrolet Volt, so quiet you have to strain to hear the low hum of the motor. True to electric car form, it is barely detectable.

The Volt is one of the 16-car electric vehicle (EV) fleet owned by the city, which is supported by more than 20 charging stations across town. It’s an initiative close to the heart of...


Chris Long '06 at Chip Ganassi Racing

The Science of NASCAR

February 1, 2019

Growing up, Chris Long ’06 never gave a lot of thought to the inner workings of race cars while watching his father, an amateur road racer, race tracks along the east coast. But now, Long, who earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from UNC Charlotte and has worked for 12 years in motorsports, says engineering has taught him how to...


The Boxing Banker

From Boxing to Business Man

November 14, 2018

Boxing and business – dual passions that have fueled Calvin Brock’s life. The entrepreneurially minded pugilist knew from an early age that one day, he would compete for a world’s championship, and he would come to appreciate the lessons learned along the way, especially from UNC Charlotte’s Belk College of Business.

...


Chancellor Dubois announces gift from the Schul family.

Urban Institute Receives First Endowed Gift for Forum Series

November 14, 2018

Professor Emeritus Dr. Norm Schul and his wife, Marianne ‘73, recently made a major gift to the Urban Institute to establish the Marianne & Norman W. Schul Urban Institute Forum Series. The announcement of the Institute’s first endowed gift was made by Chancellor Philip L. Dubois on November 13 at Center City where nationally-recognized writers James & Deborah Fallows discussed their...


UNC Charlotte Arts & Architecture studen works on the mural project.

Murals that Motivate

November 5, 2018

As a senior graphic design major, Whitney Leach is accustomed to presenting her work to her peers and professors. “Showing a lot of the process work, having to share that with people, is something I’m pretty used to—making mock-ups and showing where your ideas come from,” she said. But last March, when the 15 students in the Mixed Media class at UNC Charlotte spoke about their designs for a...


Students from the Belk College of Business

Turner School of Accountancy Raises $5.2 MIllion for Students, Programs

October 26, 2018

The Turner School of Accountancy has surpassed its fundraising goal, raising more than $5.2 million in gifts and commitments from more than 285 donors.

In 2016, emeritus faculty member Thomas C. Turner donated $2.5 million to UNC Charlotte to provide...


Emily Francis from the Cato College of Education

The Language of Hope

October 26, 2018

Emily Francis leapt from her seat in the audience of The Ellen Show and made a run for the stage. Only after she was perched alongside Ellen DeGeneres did the 2016 Cabarrus County Schools Teacher of the Year realize that in her excitement, she hadn’t given the famous talk show host time to finish her introduction. But looking back at her journey—from a one room shack in Guatemala, to a New...


Sports Analytics Club

Eight New Crowdfunding Projects Seek Support

October 23, 2018

The fall 2018 crowdfunding lineup includes eight faculty- and/or student-driven projects that promise to enhance and transform the collegiate experience at UNC Charlotte. Crowdfund UNC Charlotte is an online platform that assists members of Niner Nation fund unique initiatives.

One project seeking funding is the ...


Ann Newman

Journey began with a Dream

September 24, 2018

Ann Newman '78 always dreamed of going to college. Her parents could not afford to send her, yet that didn’t stop her.

Through hard work, and the generosity of philanthropists, Newman not only earned a bachelor’s degree from UNC Charlotte, but also a master’s and doctorate.

Now, as a retired faculty member in the School of Nursing at UNC Charlotte and a career-long nurse,...


#NinerNationGives

Make BIG Things Happen with #NinerNationGives

September 24, 2018

Make big things happen for 49ers just like you, by participating in this year's #NinerNationGives. The 4th annual 49-hour digital fundraising event kicks-off Sept. 26.

49ers everywhere--and all friends of UNC Charlotte--can show their Niner pride by making a gift to their favorite college or unit at the University, wearing green, and...


Jaylen and Chris Moxley

Most Meaningful Gift

September 4, 2018

Alumnus Christopher Moxley believes that increasing opportunities for one person can increase long-term prospects for others.

This is the reason Moxley ’03 chose to make a heartfelt gift to EXPONENTIAL: The Campaign for UNC Charlotte -- to create the Jaylen C. Moxley Scholarship for Academic Excellence.

The...


Novant's Beth Crigler to Join University Advancement

August 31, 2018

Novant Health Foundation’s Beth Crigler is joining the UNC Charlotte Division of University Advancement as associate vice chancellor for University development, effective Sept. 17. In this role, she will provide strategic vision to oversee the University’s fundraising functions, including EXPONENTIAL: The Campaign for UNC Charlotte.

...


UTOP Participants 2018

The UTOP Experience

August 17, 2018

For 32 years the University Transition Opportunities Program, affectionately referred to as UTOP, has been fulfilling UNC Charlotte’s mission to significantly increase minority retention and graduation rates, while supporting students from all backgrounds, both academically and culturally. This year’s class had a record number of 92 students.

By involving incoming freshman in a...


Pride of Niner Nation Marching Band at Omaha Beach in Normandy, France.

Watch 3 P.M. Webcast about Pride of Niner Nation in Normandy

June 6, 2018

From planting American flags at Omaha Beach in Normandy, France, to performing ‘Amazing Grace’ at the Brittany American Cemetery and Memorial, members of the Pride of Niner Nation are representing UNC Charlotte and the United States at the 74th commemoration of D-Day.

Watch a webcast streaming today, starting at 3 p.m., that chronicles the Pride of Niner Nation Marching Band’s...


UNC Charlotte Marching Band in front of Johnson Band Center

Pride of Niner Nation Heads to Normandy

June 1, 2018

On May 31, 137 members of the Pride of Niner Nation Marching Band — the largest group of UNC Charlotte students to travel together abroad — departed from campus to begin a journey to Normandy, France, where they will be the first university band from North Carolina to represent the United States at an annual commemoration of the D-Day invasion.

“These students come from across our...


Jeanette Sims holds photo of her father, J. Brya Sims Jr.

First Endowed Gold Rush Grant Honors World War II Veteran

May 29, 2018

Jeanette Sims, senior director of Community Relations and University Events at UNC Charlotte, recently honored her father, the late J. Bryan Sims, by endowing a Gold Rush Grant in his name.

The J. Bryan Sims Jr. Memorial Gold Rush Grant Endowment will provide one-time micro-grants to students who meet the following eligibility requirements: earned credit hours equal to senior...


Pride of Niner Nation Marching Band at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte

Pride of Niner nation Heading to Normandy, Follow the Journey via Live Stream

May 28, 2018

On Thursday, May 31, the Pride of Niner Nation Marching Band embarks upon a trip that bridges the present with the past. They will travel to Normandy, France, to perform at the 74th annual commemoration of the D-Day invasion that liberated Europe. In doing so, the band pays homage to their ancestors, members of “The Greatest Generation.” This opportunity is a tremendous honor for the marching...


Rotney the Magnifiscent at the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens

The Green Heart of the University

May 24, 2018

The UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens is celebrating a rare - and significant - botanical accomplishment as two Titan Arums will bloom within one month.

Earlier this spring, more than 2,000 visitors came to see ...


Cathy Bessant Receives UNC Charlotte Distinguished Service Award

May 7, 2018

Cathy Bessant, chief operations and technology officer at Bank of America and a member of the company’s executive management team, is the 2018 recipient of the UNC Charlotte Distinguished Service Award. She was honored Monday, May 7, during a special luncheon in the Popp Martin Student Union.

"UNC Charlotte is proud to honor Cathy Bessant, a woman who truly epitomizes the term '...


Venture Receives a Boost from The Ecology Wildlife Foundation

April 25, 2018

Building on a tradition of encouraging environmental conservation and education, the Ecology Wildlife Foundation has committed $150,000 to the University’s Exponential Campaign, specifically to support Venture Program.

The generous gift will create and support three endowments: The Ecology Wildlife Foundation Endowed Scholarship, the Ecology Wildlife Foundation Endowed Student...


Development Staff Participates in National Volunteer Week

April 18, 2018

Members of UNC Charlotte's Development team participated in UNC Charlotte's Day of Service, organized by the Office of Community Relations in the Division of University Advancement on Wednesday, April 18. The group helped assemble 4,000 sandwiches that the University donated to Urban Ministry, Men's Shelter of Charlotte, McCrorey YMCA and the United Way of Cabarrus...


Exponential Campaign Hits $150M

April 6, 2018

Thanks to the generosity of alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the University, Exponential: The Campaign for UNC Charlotte recently hit the $150M mark.

Exponential is truly transforming UNC Charlotte by providing scholarships and resources to our students, research opportunities to our faculty and reaffirming our position as an economic engine for the Charlotte...


Gloria Moore Jones with students.

Gloria Moore Jones Education Scholarship Established to Help Future Teachers

April 5, 2018

A $100,000 gift to the Cato College of Education has established the Gloria Moore Jones Education scholarship to help future students pursue a career in the classroom.

By creating this endowed scholarship, Gloria’s husband Sam Jones hopes to honor Gloria’s career in education while inspiring future teachers to bring passion and innovative ideas to their careers that will benefit...


Dr. Mary Harper and Dr. Herman Thomas were honored for their service to campus.

Inaugural Harper-Thomas Legacy Endowment Awarded

March 8, 2018

The first College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Harper-Thomas Legacy Endowment for Study Abroad awards were recently presented at the UNC Charlotte Black Alumni Chapter night at the Levine Museum of the New South.

The Harper-Thomas Legacy Endowment for Study Abroad honors emeritus professors Mary Harper and Herman Thomas. When they arrived at UNC Charlotte in the 1970s, the winds...


In Memory: Thomas C. Turner, Pioneering Faculty Member

February 23, 2018

Emeritus faculty member Thomas C. Turner, who helped establish the accounting department at UNC Charlotte and remained dedicated to the University throughout his life, died Wednesday, Feb. 21, at the age of 88.

When he arrived at the University in fall 1966, Turner assembled a team of professors who shared his commitment to teaching...


NorthState Partnership Supports Technology Innovation

January 8, 2018

Building on a tradition of technology innovation and a need for preparing women to pursue a career in computing and technology, NorthState is partnering with the UNC Charlotte College of Computing and Informatics to enhance and expand the University’s opportunities for women and minorities pursuing computing and technology-based degrees. The partnership aligns...


Davian Robinson uses dance to inspire others.

Visually Impaired Student uses Dance to Inspire Others

November 9, 2017

Since arriving on campus, junior Davian Robinson – along with his seeing-eye dog Charlie – has made the most of his opportunities. For many individuals living with visual impairment, their disability can define their lives. But Davian sees things differently. He chooses to embrace his disability as more of a gift, granting him a new lease on life and a unique perspective on the art of dance....


UNC Charlotte Center for Counseling and Psychological Services Named for Alumna Christine Price ('82)

October 31, 2017

UNC Charlotte has named the Center for Counseling and Psychological Services for Alumna Christine F. Price (’82) during a ceremony on Monday, Oct. 30 on campus.

The ceremony recognized Christine and her family’s service to UNC Charlotte and their financial support of EXPONENTIAL: The Campaign for UNC Charlotte, the University’s $200 million fundraising campaign. Her husband,...


Students are creating 3D printed prosthetics in CCI's Makerspace Lab

The Power of Teamwork: The Helping Hand Project

October 17, 2017

The Helping Hand Project has been picked as one of UNC Charlotte's crowdfunding projects for fall 2017. 

“Helping Hand” is a student-led and faculty-backed nonprofit organization, originally founded at UNC Chapel Hill. UNC Charlotte’s project team is creating 3-D recreational prosthetics for children, at no cost. Traditional...


Record-Shattering Enrollment

September 22, 2017

What began humbly as the Charlotte Center in 1946 has transformed into this region’s research powerhouse. UNC Charlotte, boasts more than 29,000 students and counting, UNC Charlotte’s trajectory is still climbing.

Pereliminary numbers are in - check out the extraordinary stats taking us into the 2017-18 academic year.  

...


UNC Charlotte's Founders Celebration 2017

September 21, 2017

Football vs. Georgia State, Founders Fest, the kickoff for Giving Green, #NinerNationGives and regional alumni events are among the activities planned for the 2017 Founders Celebration, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 23, through Friday, Sept. 29.

UNC Charlotte’s transformation into a research university has been exponential since its founding 71 years ago. The...


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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