Student Stories

Political Science, History Major Engages In Scholarship, Service

Christian Rios is a double major in political science and history with a minor in American studies. His involvement on campus ranges from being a Niner guide, previously a Student Senator and now the current Student Government Association chief of staff. He also participates in the Mock Trial club and works in the Popp Martin Student Union as a reservation specialist. As a senior, he will be the first in his family to obtain a high school diploma and to graduate with a bachelor’s degree. 

Interdisciplinary Mathematical Finance Graduate Program Climbs To Its Highest Ranking In 2022 TFE Times List

UNC Charlotte’s Master of Science in Mathematical Finance program has soared to its highest national ranking ever. The program is No. 11 in the TFE Times’ 2022 Master of Financial Engineering program rankings.

UNC Charlotte Speech Team Places Third In National Competition

UNC Charlotte’s speech team won third place at the Novice National Championship Forensics Tournament in early March at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. The award recognizes the top novice competitors from across the country in competitive public speaking, debate, and interpretation of literature.

Health Psychology Doctoral Student Wins NIH Funding To Expand Research In Maternal Health

UNC Charlotte health psychology doctoral student Jan Mooney is expanding her research in maternal health, with support from a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Intramural Research Training Award. The fellowship from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development will allow Mooney to work closely with NIH scientists.

With New History Scholarship, Undergraduate Pursues Deeper Understanding of Black History

As a student attending rural North Carolina grade schools and a Raleigh high school that is majority white, Candace Silver saw just a few other Black faces in her classes, if any. Lessons and books paid little attention to telling Black people’s stories, she recalls. Now, as the inaugural recipient of the new Gregory Mixon-Sonya Ramsey Black Lives Matter Scholarship, Silver continues to grow her understanding and appreciation for a broader view that includes the contributions and struggles of Black people throughout history.

Phi Beta Kappa Installs UNC Charlotte Chapter; 68 Students Inducted Into Nation’s Most Prestigious Academic Honor Society

The nation's most prestigious academic honor society, Phi Beta Kappa, installed a new chapter at UNC Charlotte on April 20. Following the installation, the new Theta of North Carolina chapter inducted 68 UNC Charlotte students, selected for their academic excellence in the arts and sciences. The chapter also inducted 11 Foundation members, each chosen for their commitment to the ideals of the liberal arts and sciences.

UNC Charlotte Phi Beta Kappa Chapter To Induct First Class of Students

UNC Charlotte's new Phi Beta Kappa chapter, Theta of North Carolina, will induct its first class of Phi Beta Kappa students  on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. The chapter also will be officially installed at the ceremony that will include UNC Charlotte students, faculty, staff and alumni, and community leaders.

UNC Charlotte Honors Student Earns Highly Competitive Graduate Fellowship, Opening Doors To Future Public Service Career

Betsabe Rojas Gonzalez is one of the first UNC Charlotte students or alumni ever chosen for the highly competitive Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Program graduate fellowship. Fellows receive up to $84,000 for two years of graduate studies, internships, and other professional development opportunities and have the opportunity to work as a U.S. Foreign Service officer.

Phi Beta Kappa Approves Chapter for UNC Charlotte

Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic honor society, has approved a chapter for UNC Charlotte. The University joins an elite group of just 10% of U.S. colleges and universities approved to shelter a chapter.

Religious Studies, Criminal Justice Scholar Excels, Makes Plans To "Change the World"

Annie Burchill has distinguished herself at UNC Charlotte as she completed majors in religious studies and criminal justice and a minor in urban youth and communities, graduating in May 2021 with ambitious plans to make a difference in the world. "I recently submitted my intent to enroll at UNC Charlotte for my M.A. in religious studies," Burchill says. "After that... who knows?.... because my mentors, friends, and UNC Charlotte as a whole have equipped me with everything I need to change the world."