UNC Asheville to name the Mullen & James Humanities Hall in honor of pioneering faculty emeriti

UNC Asheville will recognize the significant contributions of four recently retired faculty members – Dolly Jenkins-Mullen, Dwight Mullen, Charles James and Deborah (Dee) Grier-James – by naming the Humanities Lecture Hall as the Mullen & James Humanities Hall in their honor.

A campus ceremony will be held during the university’s fifth annual African Americans in Western North Carolina and Southern Appalachia Conference on Oct. 19 in the Mullen & James Humanities Hall.

Political scientists Dolly Jenkins-Mullen and Dwight Mullen, Chemistry Professor Charles James and English Professor Deborah (Dee) Grier-James all retired in May of this year, having served as UNC Asheville faculty since 1984. They were among the university’s first African-American faculty members, recruited as part…

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