UNC Asheville won five awards for marketing, including a first-place Grand Award, at a conference for advancement professionals. The honors came for the university's coordinated marketing and recruitment campaigns, and for campaign components, all using UNC Asheville's branding theme, "Seriously Creative."
UNC Asheville will host a meeting to brief university neighbors on plans for new signage on and around campus, and progress on the Reed Creek greenway. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at UNC Asheville's Sherrill Center, Mountain View Room. Parking will be available in the Sherrill Center deck at no cost, and all members of the community are encouraged to attend.
The White House has provided a photo of the UNC Asheville Singers with President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama in the Diplomatic Reception Room, where the Singers entertained the first couple and their guests on December 14.
Some 2,000 family and friends gathered in UNC Asheville's Kimmel Arena on Saturday, Dec. 15, to celebrate the university's newest graduates. Included among the 243 who earned diplomas in December are 12 graduates of UNC Asheville's growing Master of Liberal Arts program.
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools' Commission on Colleges has announced the reaffirmation of accreditation for UNC Asheville. The announcement came at the SACS annual meeting this week in Dallas. The accreditation term is 10 years. The SACS Commission on Colleges is a regional accrediting body for degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states.
The UNC Asheville Singers, also known as the Studio 18 vocal ensemble, will perform at the White House for a reception hosted by President and Mrs. Obama and attended by hundreds of dignitaries and invited guests.
UNC Asheville Chancellor Anne Ponder has been named a Fellow by the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC). Ponder was among several higher education leaders to receive this honor, bestowed at the NCHC's annual conference, held last month in Boston. NCHC chooses Fellows based upon sustained contribution to honors education, including scholarly activities and leadership of national, state and local honors education organizations.