5 Cool Things


5 Cool Things

Coach Healy’s first day, viral pet collages and Senior Bowl honors for Davis.

Coach Will Healy and his family

1. A Family Affair 

New head football coach Will Healy brought his family to campus when he arrived in Charlotte to tour the stadium, meet the team and greet the media.

Brandon Jones

2. Riverkeeper

Brandon Jones, who is pursuing a master’s degree in earth science at UNC Charlotte, is the new Catawba Riverkeeper

Ida Størvold's Instagram pet pictures

3. Instagram Worthy

Ida Størvold's Instagram pet pictures have gone viral, which is pretty hilarious. The UNC Charlotte alumna’s photoshop collages began as an amusing side project, but she struck a social media chord.

harlotte 49ers redshirt senior offensive lineman Nate Davis

4. Bowl Bound

Charlotte 49ers redshirt senior offensive lineman Nate Davis is heading to the 2019 Reese's Senior Bowl.

CCI hackathon team

5. Hackers

A team of students from the College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) took the top prize - $10,000 cash and a $500 credit from Amazon Web Services - at the 2018 University Fintech Hackathon.