Belk College Launches Living History Project

Monday, February 8, 2021
The college is partnering with the Atkins Library to tell the story of its faculty.

In celebration of the Belk College of Business’ 50th anniversary, the college is partnering with the Atkins Library to archive and document the college’s rich history.

As part of the pilot for the Living History Project, the Belk College is reaching out to nearly 50 retired faculty members to ask them to share their memories and insights through small-group video interviews. These oral history videos will be gathered and preserved in the University Archives and shared in Goldmine

Our dedicated faculty helped transform the Belk College from its humble beginnings into a leading urban research business school,” said Belk College Dean Jennifer Troyer. “Their memories are a colorful part of our rich history. Much like a time capsule, through this project, we aim to capture their memories, motivation and insights for future generations.”    

Small-group interviews will be video recorded starting in May as part of the initial pilot. The college aims to expand the project in 2021 to include alumni and current faculty and staff.

The initiative is part of the Belk College’s 50th anniversary celebration, which continues through May. 

Retired faculty who would like to participate are encouraged to complete an online form by Thursday, March 11. 

Students, alumni, faculty and staff are also encouraged to share their memories throughout the 50th Anniversary celebration.

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The Belk College of Business at UNC Charlotte has been driving business for more than 50 years. Established in 1970, the college offers outstanding business education programs at the undergraduate, master’s, doctoral and executive levels. The Belk College is one of the Carolinas’ largest business schools, with more than 4,600 students, over 100 full-time faculty, and more than 33,000 alumni. Accredited by AACSB International, the college is committed to building strong partnerships in the greater Charlotte region and beyond as North Carolina's urban research business school. Learn more about how the Belk College is driving business at, and on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.