“An Evening with Harvey Gantt, Business and Civil Rights Leader and Charlotte’s first Black Mayor,” headlines Niner Nation King Week 2024

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On Thursday, Jan. 18, from 5 to 6 p.m., UNC Charlotte will welcome distinguished Charlotte architect, civil rights leader and public servant Harvey B. Gantt as its featured guest for Niner Nation King Week’s signature event.  During “An Evening with Harvey Gantt, Civil Rights Leader and Charlotte’s First Black Mayor,” Gantt will discuss in a […]

Scholarship with Barnhill Foundation, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Offers Career Opportunities

by: Tradesha Woodard, WCNC A good education can change anyone, but a good teacher can change everything. “I think each one of us can attest to the idea that if you have had high-quality teachers in your schooling, that it leads to more value as a citizen in the future,” Dean of the Cato College of […]

“Perfect Storm of Coincidences” Draws Former Psychology Researcher into the Science Classroom

When Stephanie Ijames’ son Campbell left Cox Mill Elementary for the bright lights of middle school, Stephanie stuck around. She had been a plugged-in parent at Campbell and her daughter Columbia’s schools in Cabarrus County, and was offered a teacher’s assistant position at Cox Mill around the time of Campbell’s graduation. Ijames was a member […]

Curiosity, Opportunity Propel First-Year Social Studies Teacher to Master’s Degree

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“Everything fit together. I decided that day to apply and felt like all of the pieces of my life led to that moment. I wanted to combine my passion for learning about the world around me with teaching others to see it too,” graduating Cato College of Education master’s student and first-year social studies teacher […]

Students Share Love of Reading at Niner University Elementary

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Bethany Mavromatis slowed in the hallway of Niner University Elementary (NUE) to compose herself, closed her eyes, breathed deeply, and wiped the tears away. She crossed the threshold of her assigned classroom as a buzzing group waited. She took a seat and opened “The Last Stop on Market Street.” “CJ pushed through the church doors, […]

How Future Teacher Zakia Williams Found a New Path at UNC Charlotte

Zakia Williams began her time at UNC Charlotte as a transfer student grappling with changing her major. In a pivotal session, her academic advisor asked Williams what she was passionate about and wanted from a future career. Her answers helped guide her decision to pursue a dual major in elementary and special education, a signature […]

Kappa Delta Pi Honors Society Recognized for Chapter Excellence

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The Omicron Pi Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) continued its winning streak with a trio of awards at the 55th Kappa Delta Pi Convocation in November 2023 in St. Louis, Missouri. Omicron Pi Chapter received its 6th Achieving Chapter Excellence Award (ACE) Award from Kappa Delta Pi for its outstanding programming in support of […]

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 […]