Fall 2015 Newsletter

Categories: Chancellor's Messages

Dear Colleagues:

We finished off 2015 in fine fashion by congratulating nearly 3,600 brand new graduates at our 70th commencement ceremonies in Halton Arena on December 19.

Each of our new graduates has a unique story to share. Perhaps the most amazing was that of Shella Hollowell, age 76, who completed her undergraduate degree in history after having attended various colleges over a period of 56 years, fulfilling a promise that she had made to her late father.

Of course, we had a number of younger graduates as well. Three of them, in particular, came through our Army ROTC program and have now been commissioned into the Army in what happens to be the 100-year anniversary of the Army ROTC program. We also awarded a degree to one Air Force ROTC cadet in the winter ceremonies.

So, welcome to 2016! I hope that you all had the best of holiday seasons and took some time to recharge your batteries. And now, here we are, ready to jump right back into another semester at UNC Charlotte. Before we get too far into the New Year, I always enjoy this opportunity to update all of our friends on the events of the past semester and to preview the upcoming few months. Of course, if you would like more information on any item covered in this newsletter, please contact my executive assistant, Shari Dunn. You can also check the Chancellor’s Outbox on the Chancellor’s Office website for additional information.

Clearly, this is an exciting time to be a 49er. There is much to do and much to celebrate. Thank you for the part that you play in ensuring our continued success. I wish for you and yours all the best in 2016.

Go Niners!

Philip L. Dubois