Five Cool Things

5 Cool Things
Joe Price, Cathy Bessant, and Chancellor Dubois

1. Top Tier

Cathy Bessant, Bank of America’s chief operations and technology officer, received UNC Charlotte’s 2018 Distinguished Service Award, while Chancellor Dubois scored the Tosney Award for Career Service in Higher Education.

UNC Charlotte alums Matt Tifft and Dylan Lupton ’17

2. Motor Trend

UNC Charlotte alums Matt Tifft and Dylan Lupton are racing in Saturday’s Xfinity Series Alsco 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, while UNC Charlotte's Motorsports Engineering program (supplying roughly 15 percent of NASCAR engineers) is the focus of WSOC TV's Saturday night race report.

Rotney the Titan Arum

3. Blooming Awesome

The UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens is celebrating a rare - and significant - botanical accomplishment as two Titan Arums bloom within one month.

4. Running Game

Congratulations to the Charlotte 49ers men’s track and field team as they clinched the outdoor title to become the 2018 Conference USA Champions. Go Niners!

5. Millennial Charlotte

Charlotte is a top destination for millennials, and they want to be active in city planning. #ShapeCLT, is an innovative project from UNC Charlotte fifth-year architecture students with “A Vision for Charlotte. By Millennials. For Millennials.”