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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.

Eight Individuals Honored for Service, Achievements

The UNC Charlotte Alumni Association honored eight individuals for embodying the core principles of the University and for distinguishing themselves through their outstanding service to UNC Charlotte, their chosen field and humanity.

"All of our awardees have achieved so much, both personally and professionally, in their lives, and we are proud to have them as a part of our 49er family," said UNC Charlotte Alumni Association President Deborah Pittman.

"The nominee pool for this year’s awards was outstanding," she added. "Choosing the honorees for each category was not an easy task. As graduates and members of the UNC Charlotte 49er family, we are proud to have eight superior honorees this year, each of who support our University as volunteers, advocates and donors."