Jean-Claude Thill, the Knight Foundation Distinguished Professor of Public Policy in the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, was named a 2013 Fellow of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI) at the organization’s 60th annual North American Meetings of the RSAI in Atlanta, Ga. He is the sole U.S. regional scientist to be recognized this year, along with scholars from Japan, Sweden and Italy. Worldwide, RSAI has a cadre of 70 fellows.
RSAI Fellows are distinguished scholars with path-breaking records of research and publications on regional science. To be named RSAI Fellows, scholars must be nominated and have received international scientific recognition. RSAI is an international community of scholars interested in the regional impacts of national or global processes of economic and social change.
The Charlotte 49ers Athletic Foundation raised a record $191,000 at its 10th annual "Let Me Play" luncheon to surpass its goal and eclipse the $1 million mark overall in monies raised.
The "Let Me Play" Luncheon was held at the Charlotte Convention Center and attracted many of Charlotte’s most accomplished female corporate and community leaders. The event, conceived by Charlotte 49ers Director of Athletics Judy Rose, is designed to mobilize influential women in the Charlotte area in support of women’s athletics and share with them the importance athletic participation can play in the development of young women.
"I wanted the attendees to understand the character building and leadership development skills that were taking place while student-athletes were preparing for their athletic and academic endeavors," said Rose. "I want them to know that we’re preparing young women to be tomorrow’s leaders."