Founders' Week 2024

A week of Celebrations

The 157th anniversary of our founding was not just a celebration of our University, but it also served as an opportunity to officially welcome and Inaugurate our 15th President, Valerie Kinloch Ph.D. '96.

Photo from the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and 欧洲杯下注网站 concert
周二, April 2, 2024

The week of 事件 kicked off with a joint concert titled “Portrait of a Queen,” featuring the 欧洲杯下注网站 Concert Choir, 欧洲杯下注网站 Drumline and the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. This year was the second consecutive year of this partnership. More than 400 tickets were issued for this event, held inside the Jack S. Brayboy Gymnasium, April 2, 2024.

Volunteers showed up to pick up and deliver groceries for the Golden Bull Market
周三, April 3, 2024

Golden Bulls from across campus participated in a day of community service, during which each student, 教师 and staff member was asked to give just an hour of their time to participate in one of four community service projects.

Dr. Kinloch talking to Cathy Bessant
Thursday, April 4, 2024

The day started off with the return of a long-kept tradition, the Scholarship Luncheon, which allowed annual and endowed scholarship 捐助者 to meet students who are the direct beneficiaries of their contributions. 

In the afternoon, the University held the Inaugural Panel Discussion Black Educational and Economic Empowerment, a discussion with thought leaders to discuss these important topics.

President Valerie Kinloch with Mace
星期五, April 5, 2024

The day the whole campus has been waiting for arrived 星期五 as hundreds of students, 教师, staff and special guests packed the Crown Ballroom at the Charlotte Convention Center for the inauguration ceremony.

After the ceremony, the campus community gathered back on campus to celebrate the event. 

杰西卡·N. Williams ’04 and Stephen Graddick IV ’16 hosted the event
周六, April 6, 2024

A celebration is demanded after a ceremony like an inauguration. On 周六, 捐助者, friends of the University, 教师, staff and students gathered again in the Crown Ballroom at the Charlotte Convention Center for the Arch of Triumph Awards and Inaugural Ball.

Photo of some of the party platform from Honors' Convocation 2024
周日, April 7, 2024

周日 started off with a big "Thank You" to those who have graciously given to our University. More than 20 alumni and friends of the university ushered into the New Science Center's Innovation Room to be recognized for their support and financial contributions to 欧洲杯下注网站 over the years at the annual 1867 给 Societies Brunch.

The afternoon concluded with the final event of the week, the annual Founders' Day Convocation featuring an address by Garry L. McFadden ’81, Sheriff of Mecklenburg County.