Faculty/Staff Campaign

Thank you! Faculty and staff came through to shape what's next at UNC Charlotte. Raising over $200,000+ dollars through 1,302 gifts, their contributions helped the #NinerNationGives campaign exceed its $2.49 million goal. On behalf of #NinerNationGives Faculty/Staff Campaign co-chairs Jaclyn Piatak and Patrick Madsen - thank you!


Scenes from the Faculty and Staff Kick Off luncheonView photos from this year's #NinerNationGives Faculty/Staff campaign kickoff luncheon

 

UNC Charlotte faculty and staff turned out in force to support this year's #NinerNationGives Faculty/Staff Campaign. Co-chairs Patrick Madsen and Jaclyn Piatak got the party rolling with a rousing kick-off speech. Thank you to Chancellor Gaber for her support of this important initiative.

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Champions

This year, our #NinerNationGives Faculty/Staff Co-Chairs Patrick Madsen and Jaclyn Piatak are leading the way. 

 

Patrick Madsen

Patrick Madsen

  • College/Unit: Co-chair, University Career Center
  • Giving to: Summer Internship Scholarship

Jaclyn Piatek

Jaclyn Piatak

  • College/Unit: Co-chair, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Giving to: Gerald G. Fox Master of Public Administration Endowment Fund

Lyndon Abrams

Lyndon Abrams

  • College/Unit: Cato College of Education
  • Giving to: Charlotte Athletic Foundation

Jurgen Buchenau

Jürgen Buchenau

  • College/Unit: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Giving to: Gregory Mixon-Sonya Ramsey Black Lives Matter Scholarship

Denelle Eads

Denelle Eads

  • College/Unit: Atkins Library

Vernita Edwards

Vernita Edwards

  • College/Unit: Division of Academic Affairs

Josh Englund

Josh Englund

  • College/Unit: Division of University Advancement
  • Giving to: Alumni Scholarship for Social Justice

Mike Fresina

Mike Fresina

  • College/Unit: College of Computing and Informatics
  • Giving to: CCI Dean's Fund

John George

John George

  • College/Unit: Charlotte 49ers Athletics 

Rebecca Hawes

Rebecca Hawes

  • College/Unit: College of Liberal Arts & Science

Mark Hoover

Mark Hoover

  • College/Unit: Division of University Advancement

Eric Huhn

Eric Huhn

  • College/Unit: Lee College of Engineering
  • Giving to: Senior Design Projects Fund

Daniel Jones

Daniel Jones

  • College/Unit: The Graduate School

Michael Lang

Michael Lang

  • College/Unit: Division of Student Affairs

Victor Mack

Victor Mack

  • College/Unit: Cato College of Education

Denise Medieros

Denise Medieros

  • College/Unit: Office of International Programs
  • Giving to: International Student Scholarship

Latonya Newbill

Latonya Newbill

  • College/Unit: Division of Student Affairs

Steve Olson

Steve Olson

  • College/Unit: Division of Business Affairs
  • Giving to: Veterans Lounge

Tesh Ramey

Tesh Ramey

  • College/Unit: College of Arts + Architecture

Beth Rugg

Beth Rugg

  • College/Unit: Division of Academic Affairs
  • Giving to: Alumni Book Scholarship

Amanda Simpson

Amanda Simpson

  • College/Unit: Chancellor's Office
  • Giving to: Tom Turner Accounting Scholarship

Meredith Troutman-Jordan

Meredith Troutman-Jordan

  • College/Unit: College of Health and Human Services

Reggie Silver

Reggie Silver

  • College/Unit: Belk College of Business

Jenny Vincent

Jenny Vincent

  • College/Unit: Belk College of Business
  • Giving to: Women in Business Initiative Fund

Not pictured:

  • Chris Thomasson, Charlotte 49ers Athletics

Not only have Champions identified their favorite initiatives to support, but faculty and staff can also help launch the student access and opportunity funds in honor of Chancellor Gaber and Provost Lorden.
 
Chancellor Sharon L. Gaber Student Success Scholarship Fund
 
Celebrating Dr. Gaber’s success to date as UNC Charlotte’s fifth Chancellor, the University is establishing the Sharon L. Gaber Student Success Scholarship Fund. This need-based scholarship will open doors of opportunity for students, inspiring the next generation of innovative thinkers and leaders for the Charlotte area and beyond.
 
Joan F. Lorden Graduate Opportunity Fund
 
In recognition of Dr. Lorden’s long-standing service and outstanding contributions, individuals within and beyond the University are working to establish the Joan Lorden Graduate Fellowship as she retires later this year after over 19 years of service. The fellowship will be available to students undertaking any course of graduate study who have demonstrated financial need and academic excellence. The UNC Charlotte Foundation has offered a dollar-per-dollar match for contributions up to $25,000.
 
 
"These two new funds which uplift students are appropriately named for two women truly dedicated to the cause. As a UNC Charlotte graduate student, I was the beneficiary of an assistantship that gave me access to graduate school and set my course for a career in public higher education. My gift to these funds is meaningful to me because I can support students as I was supported and recognize two remarkable women. That’s a win/win!"
 
Dr. Susan B. Harden
Faculty Council President,
Associate Professor of Education, Cato College of Education