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Alumni Council members from the College of Humanities & Earth and Social Sciences, in partnership with the University Career Center, will participate in “Alumni Chat: Navigating the Workplace as a Recent Grad” at 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 22, in the Career Center.

Panelists for the chat are Karen Arrington ’12, therapist/career coach, the Evolving Co.; Kim Baker ’17, marketing project manager, Amwins; entrepreneur Anne Bateman ’08; William Foster ‘17, project manager, Guidepoint; and Mary Ward ’90, a retired nonprofit leader. 

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We asked students to share what they love most about their Charlotte experiences, and their answers did not disappoint. 

“I have loved meeting my closest friends on campus through my learning community from my first year, shout out to the Global Village!” — Nanthana Sureshkumar, sophomore political science major

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Eve Goldman is a freshman English major with a minor in secondary education and secretary of the club field hockey team. Learn more about Goldman and the club’s crowdfunding project aimed at raising funds for new uniforms. 

Why did you choose UNC Charlotte?
I loved the teaching program UNC Charlotte has in place, and I absolutely fell in love with the campus and the amazing club field hockey program. 

What is your favorite part of campus?

The Dean of Students Office is accepting applications for 2024 Spring Commencement bell ringers. Faculty and staff should encourage graduating students to apply for this prestigious honor.

The Center for Counseling and Psychological Services introduced a new service model last semester, the “same-day access model,” and the early results are impressive.

Under the previous model, by the 10th week of the fall 2022 semester, only 63% of students had shown up for their first counseling appointment. For fall 2023, there was a 100% show rate by the 10th week.

Did you know that paper towels and compostable paper make up about 20% of the waste collected from UNC Charlotte buildings? This is the largest single item that the campus community can divert from the landfill.  

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Summer Prentice is a fifth-year civil and environmental engineering major with a minor in mathematics. Learn about her reasons for choosing UNC Charlotte, club involvement and where she got her first tattoo. 

Why did you choose UNC Charlotte?

The University Center for Academic Excellence is creating a pilot program for the spring 2024 semester called accountability groups, which will offer Charlotte students structured individual work time.

Accountability groups, facilitated by student leaders, will meet weekly for 90 minutes during the semester. These groups are designed to help members learn and practice productive study habits, connect with peers and provide dedicated time to work on individual tasks.

Bryonna Gray is a junior computer science major in the Honors College. Learn why she chose UNC Charlotte, where she hangs out on campus when she isn’t studying and her love for eight ball. 

Why did you choose UNC Charlotte?

I chose UNC Charlotte because of the different concentrations within the computer science degree. My career interests are web and mobile app development, so I chose the web and mobile app concentration. 

Have you obtained any awards or accolades here during your time? 

As part its ongoing commitment to campus safety and security, the University established the Office of Threat Assessment and Management within the Department of Safety and Security, under the direction of Heather Kloeker-Webster.

First-generation Niners, or students who are the first in their families to attend college, make up a large percentage of UNC Charlotte’s population.

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What does it take to create a more sustainable world? This is the question UNC Charlotte students will explore during the Student Sustainability Summit from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 4, in the Barnhardt Student Activity Center.