Issue 43, May 25, 2018

Stake Your Claim Newsletter
Date Published: Friday, May 25, 2018
Issue: 43

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

Spanning History

PNNMB heads to Normandy for D-Day remembrance
Paying tribute to its roots, UNC Charlotte brings World War II legacies and legends to life as the "Pride of Niner Nation" Marching Band represents the United States at the 74th commemoration of D-Day in Normandy, France.

4,565 and Counting

UNC Charlotte Spring 2018 Commencement
Complete with father/daughter graduates and heartwarming triumph, including a service dog donning cap and gown, UNC Charlotte celebrates the newest alumni.

Chancellor's Report

Chancellor Philip L. Dubois
Straight from the source - Chancellor Dubois shares his spring update.

Venture Capital

Charlotte Venture Challenge
With $20,000 up for grabs, 13 startups compete for top spot at the 2018 Charlotte Venture Challenge.

University City Development

Aerial view of UNC Charlotte
The Blue Line Extension is certainly bringing riders to and from University City, but also offers incredible development opportunity along the line.

Gold Rush

First endowed Gold Rush grant honors World War II veteran
Jeanette Sims, senior director of Community Relations and University Events at UNC Charlotte, recently honored her father, the late J. Bryan Sims, by endowing a Gold Rush Grant in his name.

Five Cool Things

5 Cool Things
Alumni in upcoming NASCAR race, Conference USA champs and a second Corpse Flower bloom.

Exponential: $152,125,398 raised to date; 76% of $200M Goal