We hope to foster the growth of our UVA community in Charlotte.
- Game viewing events during football and basketball season.
- Community service opportunities
- Mixers with other Charlotte alumni groups.
- Congratulatory calls to the area’s accepted students
- A student send-off party for all our newest Hoos
If you are on Facebook, please join our group Charlotte Hoos. Remember to bookmark our page and come back regularly!
We hope the club can serve as your link to the University. We look forward to seeing you at our future events. Please do not hesitate to contact us.
Ross McSwain (COM ’13), President
The UVA Club of Charlotte runs on your generosity. Your gift helps support the ongoing work of the Club, which is dedicated to celebrating connections, providing enrichment and continuing the University’s tradition of service.
- Get Involved
There are over 3,000 UVA alumni, parents and friends in the Charlotte region. Join us for an event and get involved! Email Ross McSwain at firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the email list that will inform you of monthly events! Please let us know if you have an interest in participating in one of our committees or planning a club event.
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UVA Club of Charlotte Committees:
Plan, anchor or host events for club members and local alumni in support of UVA Sports. Regular events include game watching parties for football games, basketball games, and past College Baseball World Series.
Social – Mixers Committee
Work with other Charlotte alumni groups to plan joint events such as happy hours, game watching parties, or community service events.
Social – Happy Hours & Events Committee
Plan, anchor, or host social events for local alumni, parents, and friends. Regular events include monthly Wahoo Wednesday Happy Hours on the third Wednesday of every month, trivia nights, and wine tastings.
Be part of the voice of the club. Regular duties include putting together our semi-annual newsletter and helping coordinate internet communications.
Help plan educational events for local alumni, parents, and friends. Past events include hosting UVA faculty and other speakers.
Community Service Committee
Plan, anchor, or host community service events in the Charlotte community such as our Cavs Care community service events.
Support the University by fostering public awareness and recruiting of the best and brightest of Charlotte’s potential students. Regular events include attending informational sessions and calling accepted students.
- Jefferson Book Awards
Each year, the UVA Club of Charlotte recognizes local outstanding high school juniors who best represent the Jeffersonian ideals of scholarship, leadership and citizenship with the Jefferson Book Award.
When Mr. Jefferson founded the University of Virginia in 1819, he wished to establish an University with a truly national stature. In his own words, he hoped it would be a “temptation to the youth of other states to come and drink of the cup of knowledge and fraternize with us.”
The Jefferson Book Award was established by the University to recognize outstanding high school students during their junior year. The recipients are juniors who their school’s faculty consider to be exceptionally talented scholars, leaders, and citizens.
- UVA Links
For more information, please contact Mary-Katherine Taylor, Assistant Director in University Advancement's Office of Engagement, at email@example.com or 434-660-9073.