A half-century of access: The Federal Pell Grant Program turns 50
The Federal Pell Grant Program, authorized by Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and reauthorized in the Higher Education Amendments of 1972, has been awarding grant aid — which does not require reimbursement — since 1973.
- Beth Crigler has been appointed interim vice chancellor for university advancement at UNC Charlotte. In this role, she will be responsible for leading development, alumni engagement, advancement operations, constituent relations, university events and university communications. She begins her duties Friday, July 1, succeeding Niles Sorensen, who will transition to a role as special assistant to the chancellor, overseeing the completion of several strategic projects, ahead of his retirement later this year.
YOUR DAILY NEED TO KNOW: FACULTY & STAFF
- Benefits-eligible employees can name and update beneficiaries for NCFlex’s Cancer, Critical Illness, Group Term Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment plans at any time during the year. Learn about why it is important to name beneficiaries, what you should know about naming minors as beneficiaries and how to add or change beneficiaries.
- Consistent with current CDC guidance effective June 12, 2022, University travel is no longer subject to COVID-19 vaccination requirements.
YOUR DAILY NEED TO KNOW: STUDENTS
Cool off, enjoy some ice cream and join representatives from the ISSO, the Graduate School and CAPS Friday, June 24, from 3 to 4 p.m. for a co-sponsored, summer alternative to the International Coffee Hour. Enjoy ice cream treats and games like Jenga and Uno — all you need to do is show up!
OUR POINTS OF PRIDE
Acclaimed VIP event designer Lance Devereux ’10 shines on the hit reality competition, “My Celebrity Dream Wedding.”
MBA alumnus creates brand to watch
Merging culture, history and education, SPGBK (Spring Break) Watches, co-founded by UNC Charlotte MBA alumnus Kwame Molden '12, is finding nationwide success across 200 stores, including Nordstrom, Macy’s, Belk and the Museum of Modern Art Design Store in New York.
Alumna and Bank of America employee Assa Sylla '21 shared her story and credits participation in the UTOP program with success in college and in finding a job.
John Connaughton, professor of economics, offered his perspective about rising interest rates and what that means for inflation and the local economy. The article was shared by Yahoo Finance.
- 6/27: The Department of Music hosts the world premiere of the Japanese opera "Hebionna (Snake Woman)," featuring voice professor Brian Arreola.
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