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Students Win National College Fishing Title

Andrew Helms and Jake Whitaker recently teamed to win the 2014 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship held at Chatuge Reservoir in Georgia.

Helms, a junior marketing major from Monroe, and Whitaker, a senior civil engineering major from Fairview, caught 15 fish during the three-day team event. Their total catch weight of 38 pounds and 9 ounces topped the second-place finishers by 8 ounces.

Whitaker said winning the championship would help the UNC Charlotte Bass Fishing Club, known as the Bass Rats, as well as the entire sport club program on campus. "I’ve had a great experience at UNC Charlotte and getting to represent my school at a national level and win doing something I enjoy is something I will always treasure."

AREVA to Honor Engineering Leadership, Innovation

AREVA TN Americas and UNC Charlotte's William States Lee College of Engineering are partnering to recognize engineering and innovation in the Carolinas this fall through "Honoring our Legacy: Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders."

Mike McMahon, senior vice president of AREVA TN Americas, noted, "We are dedicated to investing in the development of engineers in order to ensure the strength of the nuclear industry in the future. AREVA TN has invested in the industrial base in the Carolinas and continues to invest in the growth of a strong pool of talented young engineers who will be vital to shaping the future of energy in our nation."