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Alumna Named Student Teacher of the Year

Middle Grades Education alumna Gabrielle Lowder says there is no piece of paper that could fully convey the passion she has for teaching. While this may be true, she’ll likely hold on to her award for 2016 UNC Charlotte Student Teacher of the Year, as it’s an honor well-earned.

Lowder graduated Summa Cum Laude from the College of Education in May with a perfect 4.0 G.P.A. She was nominated for her work teaching social studies and language arts at South Stanly Middle School, whose leaders have effusively praised her efforts.

"I’ve wanted to be a teacher for as long as I can remember," she said, "I want to make a positive impact on each of my student’s lives. Even if they don’t have a support system at home, I want them to know that Ms. Lowder believes in them and won’t give up on them."

Fifth Summer Research Symposium Scheduled

The fifth annual UNC Charlotte Summer Research Symposium will begin at 9:00 AM, Wednesday, July 27, in the Student Union, Room 340. The symposium and poster competition will feature 100-plus undergraduate students who will present their summer research. Presentation of awards and closing remarks will be at 12:30 PM. This event is free and open to the public.

The Charlotte Research Scholars program and Summer Research Symposium are supported by UNC Charlotte's Office of Academic Affairs, the Charlotte Research Institute, the Duke Special Initiatives Endowment and the Graduate School.