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Taylor Receives Governor's Volunteer Service Award

Bruce Taylor, an associate professor in the College of Education Department of Reading and Elementary Education, is among the 2016 recipients of the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award. This honor, created in 1979, recognizes individuals, groups and businesses that make a significant contribution to their community through volunteer service.

Taylor was nominated by the United Way of Central Carolinas for his work with the United Way’s Project 1,000 effort.

According to the United Way, Taylor has displayed an "overwhelming commitment to helping the youth of our community achieve their reading goals. He has personally mentored and tutored many students from basic reading skills to helping with specific areas of need. He also provides volunteer literacy training for community volunteers that are interested in tutoring students through Project 1,000. With the help of Dr. Taylor’s expertise, we have been able to train over 540 literacy tutor volunteers with at-risk students in our area since the beginning of the initiative in 20012. Dr. Taylor is leading the way by example and also providing the resources for others to get involved."

Student Union to Display Study Abroad Photography

Students who participate in study abroad trips through the University could submit their photographs from overseas for the annual "Study Abroad Photo Exhibit." Winners and honorable mentions in this competition will be displayed Sunday, May 1, through Saturday, May 14, in the Student Union Art Gallery.

Photographs submitted by students will be judged in these categories: defining moment, landscape, portrait and self-portrait. The exhibit also will include entries in a non-judged category, traveling 49ers.

"We hope that those who visit the exhibit will have a better understanding of the world that our UNC Charlotte students are exposed to and the impact that the experience has had on the students personally, academically and professionally," said Beth Lorenz, assistant director of international programs. "Through the visual stories of these students, we hope both the community and other UNC Charlotte students appreciate the impact of study abroad and for students to consider this adventure as well."