Alumni Spotlight

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Marquis Mason

Marquis Mason, an education doctoral student at UNC Charlotte, was awarded the 2021-2022 Faye Jacques Memorial Graduate Fellowship, which was established in 2009 by the friends and family of Ms. Faye Jacques in honor of her tireless dedication to UNC Charlotte and graduate education.

Mason is a former student in the Curriculum and Instruction program with a concentration in Urban Education. Full-time master’s or doctorate students who have demonstrated potential to make a significant contribution to society are eligible for the fellowship, with preference given to first-generation students.

“It is an honor to receive this fellowship to help with funding my Ph.D. studies. As a first-generation college student, I pride myself on making a positive contribution to society with the opportunities that I have been afforded. I know that there are many people like myself who have aspirations and great obstacles to achieve those aspirations. It is my goal to turn those aspirations into realities through my life work of education,” Mason said.

Jimmeka Anderson - Recipeint of the 2021 Lucille P. and edward c. giles dissertation graduate fellowship

Congratulations to Jimmeka Anderson, recipient of 2021 Lucille P. and Edward C. Giles Dissertation-Year Graduate Fellowship. Jimmeka will received more than $20,000 towards her doctorate based on her strong potential to make a significant contribution to society.

Education Doctoral Student Receives Fellowship for Potential to Contribute to Society | Cato College of Education | UNC Charlotte

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