Mary T. Harper, Ph.D., who played an important role in mentoring and teaching students at UNC Charlotte, developing African American studies at the University and in preserving the African American story in the Charlotte community, died on Oct. 1, 2020.
In the midst of a pandemic resulting in disparate rates of death among Black and Brown people, African Americans are also dealing with the hefty weight of racism, murder by cops, and Amy Coopers of the world.
Like so many of you and others around the nation, I was heartbroken by George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis on Monday night and the horrifying video of his final moments. The recent killings of Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery are further examples of the systemic racial injustice that continues to plague our country.
Note: No one Black person can speak for all, but over the course of this week and the last three months, several years, decades, and centuries of constant death in the name of racist systems, institutions, and people, many of us have received numerous reachouts from friends in sympathy and asking how you might support.
Dr. Ticola Ross was awarded the Community Engagement award for the College of Health and Human Services
Shena Cuningham awarded the CHHS Staff Employee of the Year Award.
EHRA Staff Employee of the Year
From the nomination…
“Many of us throughout the college have benefitted from the nominee’s organization and leadership in planning educational outreach and inreach programs. He organizes countless professional development opportunities and conferences on the main UNC Charlotte campus and at Center City. Having attended a number of the conferences...
Award of Excellence for Diversity
From the candidate’s nomination…
“When I was introduced to this professional last spring, we were
seeking a partner to assist in enhancing the diversity of our texts
across our nine schools. However, what Kannapolis City...