Four alumnae listed among ‘50 Most Influential Women’

Date Published: June 20, 2017

Four UNC Charlotte alumnae, Susanne Dixon (’95), Joanna Gammon (’05), Heather Sharrett Kidwell (’12M) and Mary Ann Rouse (’80), were named to the 2017 Mecklenburg Times 50 Most Influential Women List and were recognized at a special event in May.


‘Light Rail Connects Us’ – first train arrives on campus

Date Published: June 19, 2017
Father’s Day, June 18, marked a milestone for the CATS Blue Line Extension. For the first time, a LYNX train arrived at the UNC Charlotte Main Station, as part of ongoing testing of the system.

Board of Governors appoints four members to University’s Board of Trustees

Date Published: June 19, 2017

The UNC Board of Governors recently appointed three returning and one new member to the UNC Charlotte Board of Trustees. Theresa Drew, Mary Ann Rouse (’80) and Michael Wilson (’93) are returning to the board for a second term, and J. Brett Keeter (’99) is beginning his first term as a trustee. All four were appointed for a four-year term beginning in July 2017.


Alumni and friends extend Bonnie Cone’s legacy through their gifts

Date Published: 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 Tuesday, June 13.

Four 49ers picked in Major League Baseball Draft

Date Published: June 16, 2017

In the 2017 MLB Draft, four Charlotte 49ers were selected, and all four players went to teams in the American League's East Division. For the first time in school history, three of the four picks went during the top 10 rounds while the four total selections tied a school record for most taken in a single draft. 


Senator’s staff visits UNC Charlotte

Date Published: June 15, 2017
U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis’ staff visited UNC Charlotte recently to meet with University leaders and faculty members to learn about several programs of interest to Tillis and his committee assignments.

Communication studies professor rethinks America’s favorite pastimes

Date Published: June 15, 2017

Considered among America’s favorite pastimes, sports competitions offer opportunities to escape social divisions and bring people together. Sports journalists argue that when people of different backgrounds watch a game, their gathering transcends differences in race, class, gender or ethnicity, said UNC Charlotte communications studies professor Daniel Grano.

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Summer blood drive scheduled

Date Published: June 15, 2017

Business Services, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, will sponsor a campus blood donation drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, June 21, in the Cone University Center, Lucas Room.

“Please join me in donating and encouraging your colleagues to do the same at this important summer blood drive,” wrote Keith Wassum, associate vice chancellor for business services.


Alumnus appointed to York Tech Foundation board

Date Published: June 15, 2017

Robert Hall (’08) has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the York Technical College Foundation for a three-year term.

Prior to completing a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from UNC Charlotte’s Lee College of Engineering, Hall graduated from York Tech with an associate’s degree in mechanical engineering and machine tool technology.


Roderick MacKillop Memorial Endowments to fund student scholarships, alumni exhibition

Date Published: June 14, 2017
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 biannual exhibition of alumni work in the Art & Art History Department