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West to Receive Scholarship and Service Award

Mark West, chair of the English Department, will receive the 2016 Anne Deveraux Jordan Award.

Presented by the Children’s Literature Association, the award is a kind of lifetime achievement award, recognizing significant contributions in scholarship and service to the field of children’s literature over the course of the scholar’s career. West will receive the award at the association’s annual conference in June 2016.

West has taught children’s literature courses at UNC Charlotte every semester since he joined the faculty in 1984. He draws from his eclectic background, including his doctoral work in American studies, and teaches his children’s literature classes from an interdisciplinary point of view.

UNC Charlotte Among 'Best for Vets'

UNC Charlotte is one of the 125 four-year institutions to make the Military Times "Best for Vets: Colleges 2016" rankings.

An annual survey in its six year, the Military Times rankings provide the most comprehensive school-by-school assessment of veteran and military student services and rates of academic achievement.

David Vacchi, associate director for veteran student services, said being ranked by Military Times is "an important first-time achievement for UNC Charlotte as we are finally being recognized for the great work the University is doing for veterans every day. There are areas in which we can improve as a campus and the Veterans Services Office will be working diligently to make the campus even more welcoming for veterans." Click here to learn more about the rankings.