The Graduate School is accepting applications for the 2014-15 Graduate Life Fellows program. Each GLF receives a $5,000 award for his or her contributions to the UNC Charlotte graduate student community during his or her entire year of service.
According to Graduate School officials, the mission of the Graduate Life Fellows (GLFs) is to help build a sense of community within the graduate student population. Coordinating activities and events on or near campus that foster diverse social and academic engagement is one of the most effective strategies used by the GLFs. They also work with incoming graduate students as mentors, offering guidance and first-hand experience with the UNC Charlotte academic system. The GLF program continues to provide engaging opportunities for graduate students to give back to the local Charlotte community via philanthropic efforts.
Applications for the 2014-15 cohort of fellows will be accepted until March 10. Both master’s and doctoral full-time students are encouraged to apply.
A graduate of UNC Charlotte's English department will explore the connection between her liberal arts education and her election as the first African American mayor of Asheville during her keynote talk as part of English Major Days.
On Wednesday, March 12 at 4:30 PM in Storrs 110, Terry M. Bellamy will present "How an English Major from UNC Charlotte Became Mayor of Asheville, N.C." Students from all majors are invited to this talk and other events on these two days, which are free and open to the public.
Bellamy has said her studies gave her an appreciation for the diversity and complexity of ideas. "A liberal arts degree helps you understand not just how to connect the dots, but what happens when you connect the dots," she said.