Student Stories

Biology Doctoral Student Grows Impact Through Research

As biology doctoral student Farida Yasmin advances her research into the wild soybean and its potential to address worldwide food scarcity, she continues to grow her impact and her knowledge. Most recently, she has received new funding for her work, was named one of 16 young plant scientists worldwide to attend elite training, and was a co-author on an academic paper.

Student Receives Civic Trailblazer Award For Community Work

Senior Neariah Mandisa-Drummond is the 2019 recipient of the John H. Barnhill Civic Trailblazer Award. While at UNC Charlotte, Mandisa-Drummond - a Communication Studies and Spanish major in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences - has developed a passion for serving people as a member of the institution’s inaugural class of Bonner Leaders.

Constitution Day To Feature Reading of The Constitution

The U.S. Constitution may seem like a dusty, dry document with no relevance to people’s lives today. Now, members of the UNC Charlotte community have a chance to regain the knowledge that was lost after that test - and to gain a better understanding of the Constitution’s impact on our lives, at the University's annual Constitution Day event.

Doctoral Student Forms Bonds Through Chemistry, Dance

Margaret Kocherga’s story is one of a young scientist and artist who is making connections and encouraging others; discovering and sharing knowledge; and keeping a sharp eye on a dizzying array of daily tasks. Along with her research, Kocherga makes time to engage the community in science, and to also dance and teach dance.

Speech Team Places in Top 20 In National Tournament

For the first time ever, UNC Charlotte’s speech team has placed in the top 20 in a national speech tournament, competing against over 150 teams from across the nation in the National Forensic Association’s championship tournament held in Santa Ana, California.

Student Bonner Leader Honored For Community Service

UNC Charlotte junior Rebecca De Luna has been recognized for outstanding leadership and service by North Carolina Campus Compact, a statewide network of colleges and universities that are committed to community engagement. She is a psychology major in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

CLAS Doctoral Students Take Top Spots in 3MT Contest

Three College of Liberal Arts & Sciences graduate students earned the first, second and third-place places at UNC Charlotte's Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.

UNC Charlotte Students Named Millennium Fellows; University Among 6% Chosen For Prestigious Global Program

For the first time, UNC Charlotte this fall will be a campus hub for the highly prestigious Millennium Fellowship program, with 20 undergraduates from across the university chosen as Millennium Fellows to implement their LIFE Skills Initiative. The university is one of just 69 – or 6% – named this year from over 1,200 applicant campuses from 135 nations and is the only one selected in North Carolina.

Fulbright Scholar Builds Cultural Bridges Through Love of Language

Growing up in the tiny mountain town of Hayesville, N.C., the community library became Misty Morin’s refuge, and books became her window to the wider world. In September, Morin will travel to Spain, where she will share her love of language through a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship, teaching English to students in La Rioja in the city of Logroño.

Political Science, Sociology Major Named Newman Civic Fellow

Yesika Sorto Andino, a junior political science and sociology major from Charlotte, is among the 262 students selected for Campus Compact’s 2019-20 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows.