Graduate Student - Achievement



Congratulations to one of our past Graduate Assistants, Charles “Chuck” McShane, Ph.D on his new position as the Senior Vice President, Business Analytics and Data for the Charlotte Chamber. His responsibilities will be to lead the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance’s economic research division, which tracks and analyzes data on the Charlotte Region’s economic competitiveness. The team also consults with local and international executives, site selectors and elected officials on demographic and economic trends locally, regionally and nationally. We wish him continued success as he begin his new position.

Congratulations to our former Graduate Assistant, Samantha-Rae Dickenson, EdD on her new postion as the New Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) at Goodwill Industries International (GII). She will lead the development and promotion of DEI plans and implement workplace and initiatives and best practices. Dr. Dickenson will also support the 156 local Goodwill nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and Canada by developing and curating DEI resources and strategies to assist Goodwill organizations' mission of supporting people through their career journeys. We wish her continued success as she progresses in her career.


Congratulations to past Graduate Assistant, Ada Uche, on her new position as the Senior Instructional Developer, Center for Insturctional Excellence, at Purdue University. We wish Ada continued success as she begins a new chapter in her life.


Congratulations to Tarun Thakur, our past graduate assistant, on being awarded the Atlas Copco Summer Internship 2018 Contest Winner.


Congratulations to Duke Maisiba, our past graduate assistant, on his new position as Systems Operation Manager at WakeMed Health and Hospital in Raleigh, NC. He responsibilities will include Project Management-establishing timelines, resources needed, and projected expenses. Planning, Evaluating and Coordinating projects and teams to meet organizational objectives and strategic plan for patient safety. Clinical Quality Improvement Leadership-leading and participating in quality improvement efforts through data collection and evaluation for internal activities. Duke is a graduate from the Master of Health Care Administration at UNC Charlotte. We wish Duke all the best and success in Raleigh.


Congratulations to Mingwei "Max" Qianq, our past graduate assistant, on his new position as Quantitative Risk Modeler at Bank OZK in Dallas, TX. His responsibilities will be developing risk models to quantify risks, support strategiv decision and drive compliance with regulations. Max is a graduate from the Masters of Mathematical Finance Program at UNC Charlotte. We wish him all the best and success in Dallas.


Congratulations to Steven Slater, our past Assessment Project Temp and graduate assistant, on his new position at as a Project Lead for Business Technology and Solutions (BTAS) in Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts. Steven is a graduate from the MBA program with a concentration in International Business from the Belk College of Business at UNC Charlotte.  He is a certified lean Six Sigma practitioner, and obtain his black belt in June. He served in both the Navy and Marine Corps as a Builder, Instructor, and Korean Linguist/Intelligence Analyst.  We wish him the best of luck and success in Massachusetts.


A warm hello to Sankalp Gabbita, a former graduate assistant in town for a visit. Sankalp shared with us how his graduate research assistantship training has helped him succeed in his current analyst position at Essendant - and how he's adjusting to the cold winters of the Chicago area! One of Sankalp's many projects with the OAA was the Tableau visualization of the Sophomore Survey


Congratulations to our past graduate assistant, Andy Nguyen, on his new position as an analyst for CRIF Lending Solutions in Atlanta, GA. Andy received his Master's in mathematical finance from UNCC in December of 2017. As a GA in the Office of Assessment and Accreditation from January 2017- December 2017, Andy provided critical analytical support on student success research projects. We wish him the best of luck and success in Atlanta!


Congratulations to one of our past Graduate Assistants, Dymilah Hewitt, PhD on receiving her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction in 2017.  She successfully defended her dissertation on The Experiences and Academic Successes of African American Post-9/11 Veterans at Martin R. Delany State University. We wish Dr. Hewitt much success in her future endeavors.