Issue 21, June 2016

Stake Your Claim Newsletter
Date Published: Friday, June 10, 2016
Issue: 21

Welcome to SYC, a UNC Charlotte newsletter designed to make it easy for you to stay connected with Charlotte’s urban research university. Top stories, strategic priorities, current media exposure and social media connections will all be a part of SYC. We hope consolidating our news this way will unclutter your inbox and make it easy to Stake Your Claim.

Top Stories

Family Affair


Candace Yow and Samantha Whitley
Mother and daughter share their graduation day, profession and passion – it’s sure to warm the heart.

Legislative Update: June 2016


Budget update
Get the latest on the state budget, Chancellor Dubois’ visit to Raleigh and how our graduates and interns are staking their claim in the state capital.

Reimagined: Belk Plaza


Conceptual rendering of Belk Plaza
The design firm behind Romare Bearden Park envisions Belk Plaza with a central water element and expansive lawn, a tech forest and outdoor dining.

The Rainmaker


Trustee Joe Price, Ron Kimble, Trustee Cathy Bessant, Chancellor Phililp Dubois
Ron Kimble, Charlotte deputy city manager and founder of the Jamie Kimble Foundation for Courage, receives UNC Charlotte’s Distinguished Service Award.

Five Cool Things: June 2016


Five Cool Things
Take a glance at our list of “fun things to know.”

Founders Celebration

This fall brings the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the institution we know today as UNC Charlotte.  

Mark the week of September 19 and watch upcoming editions of SYC for details on a series of special events that will celebrate our history and kick off an even greater, transformational future for UNC Charlotte.