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OASES Marks 20 Years of Serving Adult Learners

The Office of Adult Students and Evening Services (OASES) is celebrating 20 years of recruiting and retaining a diverse, adult student population. The office provides provides advising, mentoring, and scholarships to enrolled adult, evening, and weekend students.

Janet Daniel, founding director of the office, stated OASES’s existence resulted from the vision of then-Provost Philip L. Dubois. "UNC Charlotte, as the Charlotte Center, can trace its existence to serving adult students who were returning home following World War II,” said Daniel. "Dr. Dubois recognized the need for the University to again focus on these adult learners through a dedicated office. Nontraditional students often face challenges beyond those of regular college-aged students, and we provide an array of services to assist them."

OASES advises roughly 1,500 new, transfer or re-entry adult students with more than 400 of them receiving services in the evening.

Rock Receives Teaching Excellence Award

Reading and elementary education professor Tracy Rock is a recipient of the 2015 UNC Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching Award.

This annual honor recognizes one professor at each of North Carolina’s public institutions. The 17 recipients were nominated by individual campus committees and selected by the Board of Governors’ Committee on Personnel and Tenure. Each award winner will receive a commemorative bronze medallion and a $12,500 cash prize; the honor will be presented formally during the spring graduation ceremony on each campus.

"Encouraging and supporting their development as effective practitioners has the potential to have far-reaching impact for years to come," Rock said. "The full realization of the responsibility and important purpose of teacher education makes what I do not only special but also very fulfilling."