Faculty Emeritus Ann Mabe Newman Inducted into the University Hall of Fame

A board certified specialist in psychiatric nursing, Ann Mabe Newman has served as a practicing therapist in the community for more than 40 years. She retired from UNC Charlotte in July 2012 after three decades of teaching. During her tenure as an associate professor in the College of Health and Human Services School of Nursing, Newman taught courses on psychiatric-mental health nursing and health policy, and developed the University’s online graduate program in nursing education.

Throughout her distinguished teaching and research career, Newman received numerous honors, including the prestigious Bank of American Award for Teaching Excellence. She also served on the N.C. State Board of Nursing and as president of the University’s Faculty Council.

In the greater Charlotte community, Newman has served in volunteer positions with the PTA at Idlewild Elementary, Northeast Middle and Independence High schools. She continues to provide pro bono health care services to the community, including grief and mental health counseling, advice on obtaining access to health services and information on how to manage chronic illnesses. In 2010, she was named among the “50 Most Influential Women in Charlotte.”

As a proud 49er graduate, Newman has undertaken a number of volunteer roles for the UNC Charlotte Alumni Association, including faculty advisor for the Nursing Alumni Interest Group, and membership on the Alumni Association Board of Directors and the School of Nursing Alumni Chapter Board of Directors. She also was instrumental in establishing a nursing alumni emergency fund for UNC Charlotte nursing students.

Newman received her diploma in nursing from the University of Virginia before completing a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from UNC Charlotte in 1978. She went on to obtain a master’s in nursing from UNC-Chapel Hill and a doctorate in nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Through her devotion to teaching and service to UNC Charlotte and the greater community, Ann Mabe Newman has displayed the pioneering spirit of a 49er.
Date Published: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2012