Issue 35, September 2017

Stake Your Claim Newsletter
Date Published: Thursday, September 14, 2017
Issue: 35

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


A record number of students on campus
Preliminary numbers are in: UNC Charlotte now has the second-largest undergrad population in the UNC system – and that’s just the beginning. Check out our most stellar year to date.

Convening Power

Chancellor Dubois speaks with students
A year following the police-involved shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, UNC Charlotte puts the spotlight on race and opportunity. Here are seven ways to plug in.

Founders Celebration

2017 Founders Celebration
The University celebrates big with alumni gatherings across the nation, plus hometown festivities and tailgates, including the all-new “Reunion Zero.”

The Golden Year

2017 Bank of America Excellence in Teaching Award
Faculty’s biggest night celebrates 50 years. Take a look inside the Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence, including the winner of this prestigious distinction.

Legislative Briefing

Rob Bryan
Rob Bryan named UNC Board of Governors liaison to UNC Charlotte.

Five Cool Things

Five Cool Things
Alums selected in “30 under 30,” a Niner visit to the NFL and a 9/11 memorial.

Exponential The Campaign for UNC Charlotte - $141,291,075 Raised to date