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Graduate School Creates New Fellowships for Veterans

The UNC Charlotte Graduate School has added a new fellowship to attract military veterans to enroll in one of its extensive list of master’s and doctoral degree programs. Beginning with the fall 2015 semester, the Graduate School is offering two graduate fellowships designated exclusively for veteran students. Each two-year assistantship is valued at $36,000 to $45,000 and includes full tuition, health insurance and an assistantship stipend.

Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School Tom Reynolds, a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, stated he hopes this incentive will lead to additional programs of support for veteran graduate students. "UNC Charlotte already has a tremendous support structure for veteran students, but I’d like to see us doing even more," Reynolds said. "When veterans seek graduate education, I’m going to do everything I can to make UNC Charlotte their destination of choice, and I’ll encourage the deans of our other seven outstanding colleges to find more ways to attract the best of this population of gifted young men and women. I’ll also seek external partners to support additional incentive programs."

The application deadline for the fall 2015 is April 15. Click through for more information and to apply.

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."