CLAS remembers professor emeritus Edward Perzel

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Edward Perzel, 81, professor emeritus in the Department of History in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS), passed away on June 16, 2020, in Bristol, Tennessee. Perzel served as chair of the Department of History, president of the faculty and associate dean of what was then called the College of Arts and Sciences.

He began work at UNC Charlotte as an assistant professor in 1965 with a specialization in U.S. colonial and frontier history as well as the local history of the Charlotte region. Perzel received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Cincinnati and a doctorate from Rutgers University.

He was s 1978 recipient of the NCNB (now Bank of America) Award for Teaching Excellence and co-author of the book “The Echo of the Bugle Call: Charlotte’s Role in World War One, a history of Camp Greene.”

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