Clay Aiken – Most Famous Alumnus

The College of Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte has a fine reputation. Currently, the College enrolls over 3000 undergraduate and graduate students in professional education programs. Their programs are nationally accredited and approved by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

UNCC College of Education

The UNCC College of Education has received many honors and has accomplished many things that make them proud:

  • The College of Education received the Urban Impact Award from the Council of the Great City Schools in 2006
  • The special education faculty is ranked in the top ten nationally in terms of scholarly productivity
  • 687 UNC Charlotte alumni are National Board Certified Teachers
  • The Department of Counseling received the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2008 and the “Program of the Year” Award from the Southeastern Association of Counselor Education and Supervision in 2007
  • Last year UNC Charlotte produced over 623 new teachers, the second highest number among North Carolina’s 47 colleges and universities. 73% of these graduates are now teaching in North Carolina’s public schools. A total of 6,427 UNC Charlotte alumni are currently teaching in North Carolina’s schools.

UNC Charlotte publishes a magazine for the College of Education. In the fall of 2007, this popular publication featured an article about Clay Aiken. Titled, “Measure of a Man,” the article calls Clay their most famous alumnus. The article highlights Clay’s work with his foundation and how important he feels it is to educate people about Inclusion.

The article is a nice read and features a 4 page spread which includes two beautiful pictures;  one from Clay’s professional life and one from his UNICEF work.

If you have trouble reading the article, remember to click on the photo and it will enlarge to make it easier to see.

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  1. What a great article and gorgeous pictures. Clay tries so hard to make a difference in the world. It always impressed me how Clay finished college even while doing all the AI stuff. He is the measure of a man. 🙂

  2. What a special honor and article for "Our Mr. Clay Aiken". He excels in everything he does! It means so much to see real appreciation for who he is and what he does. It also means alot to
    think that we have a little bitty part in the life of one so intelligent, accomplished, and humbly
    caring – – we are fortunate to be able to care about him – it is an honor!
    Thank you so much for making us even more aware of who Clay really is!! Your bringing this
    article to us is more than special.

  3. Clay has always walked the walk, graciously and without a lot of fanfare. He makes a difference because it's the right thing to do.

    Thanks for the great article!

  4. What a complimentary article that is. Clay certainly has made quite an impression on his former college educators and it is all good. He continues to follow through with all his humanitarian work, no matter what else is happening in his life. Right now Clay is in the midst of integrating a TV and Public Relations job (Celebrity Apprentice) with an opportunity to raise money and awareness for the National Inclusion Project or some other charitable organization. He is actually doing what he said he would do with his celebrity. He is an admirable man and a quality human being.

  5. Thanks so very much for this most complimentary and true article about our Clay Aiken. He has always said that his celebrity would just give him a bigger stage to help out wherever he could. It looks like he is doing this with the National Inclusion Project. I am very proud to be a fan of this fine upstanding man.

  6. Thanks so much for posting this excellent article about Clay. He truly does demonstrate his desire to help children wherever they may be. He really is an honorable man and has helped children all over this world time after time. I am a very proud fan of his.

  7. Thanks for sharing that wonderful article. It helped pass the time while I wait and wonder about Celebrity Apprentice.

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