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Enrollment Management Offical Accepts 'Model of Excellence' Award

   August 24, 2016
The 49er Finish Program, an offering administered by the Office of Adult Students and Evening Services, was cited in the winter 2015 edition of University Business as a “model of excellence” for its “concierge service that caters to a tough demographic: students who dropped out during their senior year.” The article also noted the program has generated $400,000 annually in additional revenue for...

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49er Finish Program called 'Model of Excellence'

   November 19, 2015

The University’s 49er Finish Program recently was named a 2015 Model of Excellence in the winter edition of University Business magazine.

“UNC Charlotte created a concierge service that caters to a tough demographic: students who dropped out during their senior year,” said University Business senior editor Tim Goral. “The program’s communications are tailored to individual former...

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UNC Charlotte Program Helps Former Students Graduate

   March 23, 2015

Going back to college after taking several years off can be difficult. Work demands, raising a family or finances can make it challenging. Many schools have programs to reach out to students who left before completing their degrees. At UNC Charlotte the program is called 49er Finish.

Through the program’s assistance, Regina Dudley-Mack returned to UNC Charlotte last year. She admits it...

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49er Finish Published in AASCU Innovation Exchange

   March 19, 2014
Using innovative marketing strategies, unique personalized advising, and intentional programming, the 49er Finish Program was created to support the graduation and retention goals of the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. Initiated in 2005, the 49er Finish Program, which operates out of the Office of Adult Students and Evening Services, was initially implemented with one-time funding of $15,...

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2012 AAACE Malcolm Knowles Award Recipient

   September 1, 2012

Recruiting and retaining adult students through model services and award winning programs is what you will find in the Office of Adult Students and Evening Services (OASES) at UNC Charlotte, North Carolina To finish your degree, you don't need to look further than the UNC Charlotte's 49er Finish Program. The 49er Finish Program recruits former students through direct mail campaigns to return...

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Helping Your Students Cross the Finish Line: Recruiting Former Seniors

   December 1, 2010
Modeled on the University of New Mexico’s Graduation Project, the 49er Finish Program has helped more than 357 former students—each of whom had already completed 90 or more semester hours—graduate within the past four years. With their “I can do it” spirit, these returning students epitomize the UNC Charlotte campus mascot, a tenacious gold miner called the “49er.”

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