Often nontraditional students face challenges beyond those of college-aged students as they begin or return to college. Scholarships are one way to overcome the financial barrier, and 2015 was a record-setting year for the Office of Adult Students and Evening Services.
For 2015-16, OASES awarded nearly $150,000 in scholarships to 78 students. The recipients and donors recently attended a luncheon to celebrate this milestone.
UNC Charlotte is one of the 125 four-year institutions to make the Military Times “Best for Vets: Colleges 2016” rankings.
An annual survey in its six year, the Military Times rankings provide the most comprehensive school-by-school assessment of veteran and military student services and rates of academic achievement.
This year marks 50 years of service and dedication to the field of engineering by UNC Charlotte’s William States Lee College of Engineering.
While the college can trace its roots to the University’s early beginnings, 1965 is recognized as the official start of the college; it is the first year bachelor’s degrees were awarded. During its first 50 years, Lee College has expanded undergraduate and graduate academic programs, built new laboratories and developed a number of cutting-edge research programs, and a focus on student success has been a constant.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of UNC Charlotte’s International Festival, which will continue a campus tradition of celebrating the region’s vibrant and culturally diverse landscape. The 40th International Festival is set for 10 a.m. to 7:35 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17, in and around the Barnhardt Student Activity Center. With more than 50 nations represented, this colorful festival features a vast array of activities including art, costumes, games, music, dance and food.
Kerr Putney, chief of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, and Kami Chavis Simmons, a professor at the Wake Forest School of Law, will examine police use of force and other policing, civil rights and race issues at UNC Charlotte’s annual Constitution Day celebration on Wednesday, Sept. 16.
The Hunter and Stephanie Edwards Promenade, which houses the University, coaches and media boxes and broadcast booths at Jerry Richardson Stadium, honors a generous contribution from a pair of proud UNC Charlotte alumni.
For incoming freshmen and transfer students, Monday, Aug. 24, will be “Day 1,” a shared experience in which they will come together to learn more about what it means to be a 49er.
One of UNC Charlotte’s Titan Arums or “corpse flowers” is preparing to bloom in the next seven to 10 days.