Issue 24, September 2016

Stake Your Claim Newsletter
Date Published: Friday, September 9, 2016
Issue: 24

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.

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Top Stories


Student group photo
UNC Charlotte achieves several major milestones, including the largest enrollment in University history.

70 Years Strong

Founders Celebration
Join us for Founders Celebration - a series of events commemorating 70 years as an institution. P.S. One event will deliver an “exponential” announcement.

The Gift of Hope

From left to right: Cayce Jamil, Hope and Dhiaa Jamil (’78), Reid Jamil, Board of Trustees Chair Joe Price and Chancellor Dubois
For his 60th birthday, Dhiaa Jamil (’78) receives a special present from wife Hope – the naming of the Jamil Niner Student Pantry.

Pick Six

49ers take the field
Bowl eligibility, a new quarterback named Olsen and a lineman receiving national attention are just a few highlights. Here are six things to watch this football season.

Legislative Update, September 2016

From left to right: Mayor of Troutman, Teross Young ('93), Rep. Carla Cunningham (Mecklenburg) and UNC Charlotte Board of Trustees vice chair Mike Wilson ('93) in Raleigh during University Day at the General Assembly.
Alumni assume leadership roles in state and local government, Congresswoman Adams talks STEM preparedness and the University mourns the loss of former senator Aaron Plyler.

Five Cool Things: September 2016

Five cool things
Pride of Niner Nation to visit France, $2 million earmarked for scholarships, plus the largest water balloon fight you’ve ever seen.

Founders Celebration

Founders Celebration Events