Since the days of riding her bicycle to campus and attending basketball games as a child, Capt. Sarah Smyre has been carrying the seeds planted by UNC Charlotte in her heart. Years later those seeds would grow her desire to become an undergraduate and graduate student. And today, these experiences have blossomed into the Niner […]

Eight employees were honored with the Employee of the Year Award during the 2021 virtual Staff Recognition event held on Friday, April 23. Four employees were recognized in the categories of devotion to duty, outstanding human relations, community and public service and safety and heroism. A team of four employees was selected in the category […]

35 Years Joyce Clay, Facilities Management 25 Years Marianne Hahn, Financial Services Elzy Neely, Facilities Management 20 Years Paula Boettcher, OneIT-Financial Systems Support Michelle Hill, Safety and Security Lou Ann Lamb, Business Services Robert Robinson, Facilities Management Lee Anne Tisdale, Facilities Management ​ 15 Years Arnulfo Argueta, Facilities Management Bill Cavelli, Facilities Management John Cashion, […]

Every year, UNC Charlotte awards and recognizes exemplary employees for their hard work and dedication to the campus community and beyond. In a year unlike any other, many employees nominated their teammates, colleagues, those they supervise and other University employees for the 2021 Staff Employee of the Year awards. There were many worthy nominees in […]

April is Earth Month and UNC Charlotte’s Office of Sustainability has published a list of campus and community events to celebrate. Students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to participate in Charlotte traditions such as the annual tree planting, campus cleanup, the Botanical Gardens spring plant sale and student garden day. New events this year include […]

Thirty-one qualified nominations were submitted to Human Resources for the 2023 Staff Employee of the Year, including 12 from Business Affairs. Employees can be recognized in the categories of Devotion to Duty, Innovation, Human Relations, Safety and Heroism, and Community and Public Service. Devotion to Duty Drew Averitt, Business Services, Division of Business Affairs Mark […]

Shane Livingston is the manager of REPROS, and no two days are the same. There’s a lot to do and keep maintained when it comes to REPROS across campus, and Livingston and his hardworking team take up each task every single day. Learn more about Livingston’s role, what he loves most about UNC Charlotte and […]

Staff in Business Affairs planned, managed and executed the 35th Annual UNC System Finance Conference, held at the UNC Charlotte Marriott Hotel & Conference Center March 13-15. The conference was attended by almost 400 staff members with finance-related roles from across the state. “Now more than ever, we seem to be working in an age […]

Darien Woods (second from right) and Lauren Hairston (second from left) confer with Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Kevin Martin (left) and firefighter David Hodnett during an on-campus COVID-19 vaccine clinic. Every academic year, the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) welcomes undergraduate and graduate students as interns and assistants. Many are studying public administration, political science, fire […]

Hi, I’m Ginger! It’s nice to meet you. We may have met before. You might remember me being introduced in October, but I know you’re busy. We all are, so let me reintroduce myself. A little about me. I’m big on mental health and wellness, and helping people be the best versions of themselves. I’m […]

K9 Barney, the 70-pound, two-year-old Labrador Retriever is an explosive ordnance detection dog in his body armor. UNC Charlotte Police Department’s K9 Barney has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Barney’s vest was embroidered with the sentiment “Honoring those who […]

Learn how a fifth grade field trip led to an ever-changing career in landscaping for Stephanie Elaine Krull, landscape projects supervisor in Facilities Management. Krull and her team keep the campus’s outdoor spaces beautiful and enjoyable year-round. What is the Grounds team responsible for and how does your role fit into that? What are your […]

As part of its initial accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), the UNC Charlotte Department of Police and Public Safety (PPS) Communications Center must undergo an assessment. This is the Communications Center’s first review cycle; an assessment will follow every four years. As part of this process, interested parties can […]

In this season of gratitude, we want to recognize amazing teammates, colleagues and friends, Read all the heartfelt notes from colleague to colleague below. To Felicia Thompkins: “Thank you for all you do and for helping me while I was out on leave and any day I need it!” – Heather Benson To Kel Dudden: […]

Maddy Lohmeier brings her love of the environment to her role as the sustainability & marketing coordinator for dining services at UNC Charlotte. Learn more about her position, her care for bees, and her journey to working in sustainability. How would you describe your role and responsibilities as the sustainability & marketing coordinator? As the […]

New Brand: What You Need to Know As you all have seen, earlier this month, the University launched the new brand. Here are a few tips, need-to-knows and reminders for supplies, logos and brands, upcoming changes and more. Please review this information carefully, and feel free to reach out to your area’s communicator with any […]

A brand logo or mark can tell a story, invoke a feeling and even generate a sense of community. Using a branded mark has the potential to further or confuse a brand message and our University marks are no different. Get to know Rachel Skipworth, University licensing and bookstore program manager, and learn how her […]

Learn more about Gloria Escobar, Building Environmental Services supervisor in Facilities Management, including her daily tasks, memorable experiences on campus and her favorite spots on campus. How long have you been a member of Niner Nation? I’ve been part of Niner Nation for nine years. Describe your typical workday. Typically, I start the day by […]