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Senior Honored for Community Service

UNC Charlotte senior Jameka Parker has been recognized for outstanding leadership and service by North Carolina Campus Compact, a statewide network of colleges and universities committed to community engagement. Parker is a recipient of the Community Impact Student Award, which honors one student leader at each member school.

Parker, from Fayetteville, is one of 18 students across the state to receive the 2014 award, joining more than 200 college students honored by the organization since the award was first presented in 2006.

A pre-service teacher majoring in middle grades education with a civic minor in urban youth and communities, Parker said she believes deeply in service learning, both as a civic obligation and as meaningful pedagogy. As a part of a community engagement capstone, Parker started a girl’s dance troupe in a high poverty middle school with a curriculum focused on academic achievement, mentoring and self-esteem.

Continuing Education's Brown Bag Series Continues

UNC Charlotte's Continuing Education department's Brown Bag Series, which began over the summer, continues their lineup of free educational events covering a variety of topics.

The next event, scheduled for December 3 at 12:00 PM, will focus on "The Five Biggest Trends Shaping Your Future." During the one hour seminar, Jason Mink, founder and president of COGNITION, will share what he has learned through running a marketing and web design agency serving for-profit companies and non-profits organizations in a variety of industries. Participants will learn how to identify and understand trends, connect the trends to the challenges they are facing in life and business, and encourage them to take the first few steps to addressing a future that will be very different from the past.

This is event is free and open to the public, though registration is required.