UNCC’s Austin Duke visits Alma Mater

Screen Shot 2013-09-18 at 10.37.43 PMThe students and staff at Independence High School had a surprise on Friday, September 13 during the morning announcements. Former student and current UNCC football standout Austin Duke returned to the Big-I’s morning news broadcast to share some information about his post-secondary educational experiences as well as his role in UNCC’s inaugural football season.
“It’s a great time to be a Niner!” says Duke, who is studying business and marketing, and planning a career as a sports agent.
Duke appeared on the school’s morning news show to promote UNCC as a possibility for this year’s high school seniors. The university will have representatives on campus in the coming weeks and they are anxious to promote a different kind of campus than most students are familiar with. Continue reading
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UNCC Alumni induct Esther Rose Erwin to Hall of Fame

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Esther Rose Erwin loved. She loved teaching, she loved her friends and family, and she loved the University of North Carolina Charlotte.

Rose was recently inducted into the UNCC Alumni Hall of Fame posthumously. She received four degrees from the university, an associate’s in history in 1961, her bachelor’s in history in 1968, her master’s in elementary education in 1972, and an advanced certification in ’83.

While at UNCC, Rose served on the Student Council and Freshman Advisory Council, was a member of Sigma Tau Sigma, a national honor society, and was named the school’s most outstanding student in 1959 and ’60.

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