UNC Charlotte named its Center for Counseling and Psychological Services for alumna Christine F. Price (’82) during a ceremony on Monday, Oct. 30.
The ceremony recognized Price and her family’s service to UNC Charlotte and their financial support of EXPONENTIAL: The Campaign for UNC Charlotte, the University’s $200 million fundraising initiative. Her husband, Joe Price (’83), is chair of the UNC Charlotte Board of Trustees.
The Christine F. Price Center for Counseling and Psychological Services honors the enduring spirit and tenacity of its namesake. Since earning a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 1982, she has remained dedicated to UNC Charlotte – proudly supporting 49ers basketball, soccer and football; helping to secure gifts for the annual Great Gold Rush Auction to support athletic scholarships; and championing a variety of initiatives across the University, including Habitat for Humanity, athletics, the Belk College of Business and the Chancellor’s Fund.
The Center for Counseling and Psychological Services, a department within the Division of Student Affairs, is fully accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services Inc. The center supports the holistic well-being and academic success of students and contributes to a healthy and inclusive campus climate. This is accomplished by providing short-term individual and group counseling, crisis management, consultation, referral services and educational and preventive initiatives for the campus community. In addition, the center supports the academic mission of the University by serving as a training site for graduate students and supports scholarly activity and professional development of staff.
“We are grateful to the Price family for their generous service to the University,” said David Spano, associate vice chancellor for health programs and services and director of the Center for Counseling and Psychological Services. “Our new building allows us to meet the needs of our growing student body by providing them a more spacious, welcoming environment where staff can expand our individual and group services.”
UNC Charlotte Chancellor Philip L. Dubois stated, “Both Joe and Christine have long been committed to supporting our campus and our students. They recognize the power of giving and receiving help – a tenet upon which UNC Charlotte’s counseling services are based.”
EXPONENTIAL: The Campaign for UNC Charlotte is the largest fundraising initiative in the history of the University, with a goal of $200 million. The campaign celebrates the dramatic trajectory of growth of the University and its 130,000 alumni and focuses on four major pillars that support, promote and motivate student and faculty success: opportunity, resources, talent and impact.