Niner Nation Unites: A special edition of UNC Charlotte News
Normally, UNC Charlotte sends a monthly newsletter to make it easy for you to stay connected with Charlotte's urban research university.
This past week has been anything but normal.
Please take a moment to read and reflect about how we are honoring the sacrifice of those lost, and the remarkable ways Niner Nation has come together to be defined not by what happened, but by our response.
The tremendous outpouring of love and offers of support from people throughout Charlotte, across the state and around the country restores our hope and uplifts our spirits, reminding us that we are part of a wide but tightly woven community. Thank you for being a big part of the reason Niner Nation is #CharlotteStrong.
In Memory of Riley Howell and Ellis Reed Parlier
We continue to remember and celebrate these two special lives after their tragic deaths inside a Kennedy classroom.
Over 7,500 people, all visibly grieving, gathered for a student-led vigil on May 1 to honor the memory of Riley Howell and Reed Parlier and to show support for the four other students injured in the attack of the previous day.