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RCC’s Egerton Receives UNCG Pacesetter Award

ASHEBORO (May 16, 2014)

Chuck Egerton receives the UNCG Pacesetter Award
Celia R. Hooper (left), professor and dean of the UNCG School of Health and Human Sciences, presents the 2014 HHS Pacesetter Award to Chuck Egerton, department chair for RCC’s Photographic Technology program.

Charles A. “Chuck” Egerton Jr., department head for Randolph Community College’s Photographic Technology Department, received the 2014 HHS Pacesetter Award from the University of North Carolina School of Health and Human Sciences recently.
           
The HHS Pacesetter Award honors outstanding alumni of the school who have attained local, state or regional recognition through their achievements in scholarship, leadership or service, during their career, or through civic involvement.
           
“Charles Egerton is the quintessential graduate student, he has made a significant impact as an accomplished peace-builder, educator, and photographer,” said Dr. Cathryne Schmitz, chair of the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies at UNCG.
           
The award was presented to Egerton at the Alumni Awards and Reunion Reception in conjunction with the UNCG Reunion Weekend 2014 in mid April.
           
Egerton earned his Master of Arts in Peace and Conflict Studies in the Peace and Conflict Studies Department of the School of Health and Human Services in May 2013 after four years of synchronous online classes, one per semester.
           
Some of Egerton’s photos were recently featured at UNCG’s Elliott University Center Gallery. The show, titled “Photographic Explorations of Veterans Potential for Peace,” was a series of portraits of veterans along with statements about their service. The exhibit was also displayed this spring in the Photography Imaging Center at RCC.
           
In addition, Egerton was recently asked to author a chapter for a new textbook, “The Role of Religion in Peace and Conflict Studies,” recently published by Roman and Littlefield: Lexington Books. The chapter (#18) is titled “Humanity’s Coming of Age: A Baha’i View of the Process Towards World Peace.”
           
Egerton joined the photography faculty at RCC in fall 1990. He is a graduate of RCC with an Associate in Applied Science in Commercial Photography and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting from Maryland Institute College of Art. He is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers and serves on the board of the North Carolina Chapter.
           
Egerton is the faculty advisor for the Common Threads student organization at Randolph Community College, the oldest student organization on campus, which he founded in 1992. It is a roundtable discussion group that meets each Wednesday at noon on campus to explore prejudice and diversity issues.
           
Egerton lives in Asheboro with his wife, Dawn, who is an Advertising and Graphic Design instructor at RCC. He is originally from Greenwich, Conn.