Wednesday, May 8, 2019

On April 25, 10 outstanding faculty members were honored for their service to UNC Charlotte as they join the ranks of retirees. Their combined 318 years of service range from 12 to 48 years.

Chancellor Philip L. Dubois, who presided over the program at the Harris Alumni Center at Johnson Glen, offered recollections about each retiree. He noted that a few of the honorees have helped to write more than half of the University’s story.

Harold Reiter, professor of mathematics and statistics, is one such faculty member. During the past 48 years, Reiter has made it his personal mission to enhance and advance the field of mathematics education. Instead of limiting his efforts to simply teach at the college level, Reiter has been deeply involved as a community volunteer, providing math enrichment opportunities to children of all ages. He founded the Charlotte Math Club, organized the Mecklenburg Mathematics Club and founded the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival, which brings middle-school girls from across the state to UNC Charlotte for a day of working math puzzles and programs in a fun atmosphere.

This year’s other retiring faculty members include:

  • Howard Godfrey, professor in the Turner School of Accountancy, 47 years of service
  • Roy Fielding, senior lecturer of kinesiology, 40 years of service
  • David Test, professor of special education and child development , 36 years of service
  • David Young, professor of civil and environmental engineering and associate director of EPIC, 34 years of service
  • Bret Wood, lecturer and coordinator for clinical education for athletic training, Department of Kinesiology, 31 years of service
  • Anita Blowers, associate professor of criminal justice and criminology, 29 years of service
  • Nishi Bryska, senior lecturer of biological sciences, 27 years of service
  • Rosslyn Crandell, lecturer in the Cato College of Education, 14 years of service
  • James Bird, associate professor of educational leadership, 12 years of service

Some faculty members may not have declared their intent to retire, so the above is not an exhaustive list for the current academic year.

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