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The University of North Carolina at Charlotte alumni are as diverse as Charlotte itself. In the music world, alumni include singer-songwriter Clay Aiken, who rose to fame after appearing on “American Idol” in 2003, and the members of The Moody Brothers, the Grammy-nominated country music trio. Notable sports figures who attended the school include New York Mets pitcher John Maine, Boston Celtics great Cedric Maxwell, and heavyweight boxer Calvin Brock. And not surprisingly, since UNC is so dedicated to the business community, there are several business leaders among the alumni, including Lowe's CFO Robert F. Hull, Jr., Former Bank of America CFO Joe Price, and Susan DeVore, CEO of Premier, Inc.
With a campus that spreads across 1,000 acres in a lovely suburban setting, it’s not surprising that 77 percent of UNC Charlotte’s student body lives on campus. Not only does the layout give students convenient access to classes, sports facilities, and art galleries, but also on-campus residents have their choice of housing styles. Whether they are interested in the more traditional residence hall living they find in Holshouser Hall or Moore Hall, the apartment-style housing of Belk and Maple halls, or the suites found in Laurel Hall and Lynch Hall, the campus has a little something to make every student feel welcome and comfortable. And of course, no campus would be complete without its Greeks, who can be found housed in Greek Village. Thirteen large brick chapter houses all connect around a large grassy lawn.
Through its distance education division, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte offers online bachelor’s degrees in engineering, nursing, and kinesiology and master’s degrees in engineering and education. In addition, those who are looking for specific career-building courses online can find them at the school’s continuing education division. Thanks to partnerships with organizations like ed2go, The Princeton Review, and Professional Publications, Inc., students have access to continuing education courses in law, education, writing, business and healthcare, as well as test preparation for the GRE, LSAT, and MCAT examinations.
The school’s athletic activities center around the Charlotte 49ers, which includes 17 NCAA Division I sports teams that entertain sports fans of all flavors. From men’s basketball, football, and soccer to women’s softball, tennis, and track, students can root for their classmates as they fight their way through tough competition.
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte has made significant contributions to the thought leadership of the business community through its economic forecast, which the Belk College of Business publishes quarterly in conjunction with billion-dollar global asset management firm Babson Capital Management LLC. Similarly, the College of Computing and Informatics has been contributing to the scientific knowledge base through the research of its centers and institutes, including the Complex Systems Institute, the Center for Configuration Analytics and Automation, and The Charlotte Visualization Center.