UNC Charlotte remembers philanthropist Wayland H. Cato Jr.

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Cato, 100, received an honorary doctorate in 2002 and was a longtime advocate for education.  For his dedication to the University, UNC Charlotte remembers Charlotte business leader and philanthropist Wayland H. Cato Jr., who passed away on Saturday, Nov. 4,  Personally and professionally, Cato endowed a number of scholarship programs at the University, including the […]

Alumnus Named Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Principal of the Year

by: Ann Doss Helms, WFAE Renaissance West STEAM Academy opened in west Charlotte in 2017 with high hopes and massive community support. It’s the centerpiece of a project that replaced the dilapidated Boulevard Homes public housing project, surrounded by subsidized housing, child care, a senior center and other support systems. But until Dwight Thompson took […]

Counseling Program Earns National Honor for Excellence and Innovation

The Association of Counseling Education and Supervision has recognized the UNC Charlotte counseling master’s program with the Robert Frank Outstanding Counselor Education Program Award for its excellence in standards and innovation. The national award is given to one master’s and one doctoral program annually. The UNC Charlotte counseling doctoral program received the award in 2021.  “We […]

Early Childhood Educators Honored for Excellence During Pandemic

Early childhood educators across the country responded with empathy and creativity to support children and families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now three leaders in the field are being recognized for their efforts with the B. H. Rowland Foundation Award for Excellence. The foundation is the brainchild of special education doctoral student Amanda Vestal, who created […]

Professor Misty Hathcock Earns Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Preparation Award

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Cato College of Education clinical professor Misty Hathcock has been honored with the 2023 Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Preparation Award by the North Carolina Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (NCACTE).  Hathcock is the Director of Alumni Engagement and New Teacher Support Program at UNC Charlotte and has a deep educational background as a five-time […]

Dean Malcolm Butler Named to Who’s Who in Black Charlotte

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Cato College of Education Dean Malcolm Butler is among five members of UNC Charlotte’s faculty or staff named to Who’s Who in Black Charlotte. An entity of Real Times Media, Who’s Who in Black Charlotte documents the positive achievements of Black Charlotteans who are making outstanding contributions to the communities and organizations they serve.  “The […]

Alumna Andrea Guerrero Featured By Hola News

by: Galo BairdPhotos: HOLA News | Norsan MediaTranslated from original article The 21-year-old was born in Charlotte, but her parents are from Acámbaro, in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico. What Andrea Guerrero never imagined was that after having studied at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) it would lead her to be part of its staff, starting her first […]

Alumnus chris myers named principal of the year

Master of School Administration graduate Chris Myers is Cabarrus County Schools Principal of the Year. Chris Myers, principal at Northwest Cabarrus High School, has been named the 2023-24 Cabarrus County Schools Principal of the Year. The principal of the year program is sponsored by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and Wells Fargo. Superintendent […]

Gambrell fellows to address Critical community needs

How do we address issues of equity and opportunity in growing career fields? How can we help students bounce back from learning gaps resulting from the pandemic? Those are just a few of the questions that UNC Charlotte faculty members will work to answer as part of the fifth cohort of the Gambrell Faculty Fellows. […]

Mebane Hall dedicated in honor of multimillion dollar endowment supporting early literacy

UNC Charlotte has named the building that houses the Cato College of Education Mebane Hall in honor of a transformative endowment of up to $23 million from the Mebane Foundation to support early literacy. The gift will establish the Mebane Early Literacy Center and allow the University to greatly expand its efforts as a leader in reading instruction in […]