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  • Alumni Spotlight: Melissa McGrath, Class of 2016

    During her time at UNC Charlotte, Melissa McGrath was actively involved on campus and throughout the Charlotte community. Melissa is particularly passionate about her work with Habitat for Humanity where she served at a record number of builds during her time at UNC Charlotte. She received the high honor of being invited to serve as the Bell Ringer at December commencement. The Bell Ringer performs the longstanding tradition of ringing the UNC Charlotte "victory bell," which was gifted to Ms. Bonnie Cone in 1961 when Charlotte College moved from its old site at Central High School to the current UNC Charlotte location. The qualifications of the Bell Ringer encompasses an outstanding student leader who has demonstrated exemplary 49er spirit within organizations, volunteerism, and/or service to others. Melissa is preparing to begin her career as a pediatric critical care nurse at Duke University Medical Center. 

    Melissa McGrath is the most recent Honors Niner to join the growing group of UHP Alumni. During her time at UNC Charlotte, Melissa was actively involved on campus and throughout the Charlotte communty. Melissa is particularly passionate about her work with Habitat for Humanity where she served at a record number of builds during her time at UNC Charlotte. She received the high honor of being invited to serve as the Bell Ringer at December commencement. The Bell Ringer performs the longstanding tradition of

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Crown Scholars Program

Four year renewable merit
scholarships available to entering freshman pursuing any major in UHP.

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Albert Engineering Leadership Scholars Program

Four year renewable merit scholarships available to entering freshman engineering majors in UHP.

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Martin Scholars Program

Scholarships available to honors students from all categories with unmet financial need.

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University Scholarship Office

 Niner Scholars lists all scholarships available to entering freshman, transfer, and continuing students.

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  • Investigating the Evolution of the Zika Virus

    Lambodhar Domodaran, a junior UHP student majoring in biology, has been conducting undergraduate research in the laboratory of Dr. Daniel Janies in the Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics. His research team works to learn more about the evolution of Zika, a virus which attracted considerable media attention in recent years. In 2016, Lambodhar's work was featured in a presentation at the International Society for Disease Surveillance Conference in Atlanta and in two journal publications. Learn more about Lambodhar's research in his articles: Zika Virus: Medical Countermeasure Development Challenges featured in the journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases and Molecular Evolution of Zika Virus as it Crossed the Pacific to the Americas featured in the journal Cladistics.

    Lambodhar Domodaran
  • UHP Partners with Local Neighborhood

    Community engagement is a hallmark of the UHP experience. As such, UHP partners with a variety of local neighborhoods, including the College Downs neighborhood adjacent to the UNC Charlotte campus. Our students recently worked with residents to repair a fence that had been damaged during demonstrations in September. Broken posts were removed, new holes were drilled, and new posts cut to size to repair the fence along Bonnie Lane. Members of the College Downs community, including College Downs Community Association President and emeritus faculty member Dr. Meg Morgan, came out to lend their support to the UHP volunteers. This is just one way that UHP members engage with the Charlotte community. 

    UHP Partners with Local Neighborhood