Student Highlight: Ria Mahajan Interns with Wells Fargo

Ria (center) with fellow UHP members interning at Wells Fargo

Ria Mahajan is a computer science major with a concentration in cyber security, and a mathematics minor who completed a summer internship in Consumer Lending Technology at Wells Fargo. During her internship, she primarily worked on a project called Digital Trusted Data Source. This is a platform that supports data sharing within the organization, data leaving the organization, and data entering the organization. With the specified role of Developer/Systems Quality...

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Student Highlight: Alana Hadley Leads the Charter Class of Kappa Alpha Theta

Alana Hadley

Alana Hadley is an Exercise Science Major. Alana recently had the opportunity to become a founding member of Kappa Alpha Theta, Theta Omicron Chapter, at UNC Charlotte. Kappa Alpha Theta was founded in 1877 and was the first greek letter fraternity for women. Their motto is “Leading Women” and Alana has positioned herself to do so as the Newly Slated Ritualist for the organization’s 146th chapter. She says, “Becoming a part of Theta has...

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Student Highlight: Makala Carrington Interns with the American Red Cross

Makala Carrington

Makala Carrington is a Public Health major and Psychology minor at UNC Charlotte. She is the current President of the Public Health Association, the Event Coordinator for Cheer Nation, a Resident Advisor in Witherspoon Hall, a Leadership Fellow, and a Wellness Ambassador. Makala applied to the University Honors Program with the intention of building connections with other students and faculty, forming interpersonal relationships, and engaging in academic curriculum...

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Student Highlight: Sophie Sipprell Going for the Gold in Women’s Soccer

Sophie Sipprell

Sophie is a Biology major and member of the Forty-Niners Women’s Soccer team. She began her UNC Charlotte soccer career in the fall of 2016 with preseason matchups across the pond in England and Ireland. Playing in 19 out of 22 games in the 2016 season, Sophie helped lead the team to victory as the 2016 Conference USA Champions. Following their victory, they took on Duke University in their first NCAA tournament since 2008. The 2017 season began with Sophie as a starter for each...

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Student Highlight: Sarah Crawley

Sarah Crawley in Japan

Sarah Crawley is a member of UHP majoring in both Japanese and International Studies. In 2016-2017, she spent a year studying abroad in Kyoto, Japan at Doshisha University. Ever since she was a child, she has been fascinated with traditional Japanese culture. She felt that Kyoto was the best place to take part in that culture because of the many traditional Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, and villages. In addition to those things, Sarah has also been able to...

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Kristin Smoot conducts cancer research at MD Anderson Cancer Center

Kristin Smoot

Kristin Smoot is a member of UHP and a Crown Scholar double majoring in Biological Sciences and Spanish. During the summer of 2017, Kristin spent 10 weeks participating in the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas-CURE Summer Undergraduate Program (CPRIT-CURE) at MD Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas, one of the top cancer institutions in the country. The program is designed for undergraduate students who are interested in...

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Allie Knuckles to be Honors RA

Allie Knuckles

Allie Knuckles is a member of UHP majoring in Kinesiology. For the 2017-2018 school year she will be serving as the Resident Advisor (RA) on the honors floor of Levine Hall. Allie lived in honors housing during her freshman year and through that experience made some of her closest friends at UNC Charlotte. According to Allie, living with fellow honors students gave her the support of friends who pushed her to do better and to get involved on campus and in...

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Kendra Shaw in the running for NC’s Miss Black and Gold

Kendra Shaw

Kendra Shaw is a Crown Scholar and member of UHP majoring in Biology with a Psychology minor. This past spring semester, Kendra won the UNC Charlotte Miss Black and Gold title and is in the running for the state title in the fall. “I wanted to challenge myself and push beyond my comfort zone and that is what the pageant allowed me to do,” says Kendra. Her platform is centered around prevention education in healthcare, specifically safer...

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Tyriq Evans Serves in Second Year as UTOP Mentor

Tyriq Evans

Tyriq Evans is a member of UHP majoring in Mathematics with a minor in Secondary Education. This summer Tyriq will be serving in his second year as a mentor for the University Transition Opportunities Program (UTOP). The UTOP program began in 1986 to help underrepresented students with their transition from high school to college. As part of the program, students live and take classes at UNC...

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Luke Lowry to Participate in Fulbright Summer Institute

Luke Lowry in Iceland

Luke Lowry is a member of UHP and a Crown Scholar majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Biomedical Engineering. Luke was recently selected as one of ten students nationwide to participate in the Fulbright Summer Institute in Glasgow, Scotland. In Glasgow, Luke will...

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Student Highlight: Latrice Johnson

Student Highlight: Latrice Johnson

Latrice Johnson is a member of UHP majoring in Psychology with aspirations to go to medical school. As a freshman, Latrice knew she wanted to get involved on campus in a way that would be meaningful to other students. She was drawn to the opportunity of becoming a resident advisor, or “RA”. RAs serve as peer leaders within residence halls on campus by creating personal relationships with students, supervising them throughout the...

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Student Spotlight: Charley Fite

Student Spotlight: Charley Fite

Charley Fite, a meteorology major and member of  UHP, has participated in some unique internship opportunities during the past summers. Charley spent the summer of 2016 in Raleigh as a Forecast Meteorologist Intern at the North Carolina Division of Air Quality (NCDAQ) through the NC Government's 'State of North Carolina Internship Program. Building upon his experience during the summer of...

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Alumni Spotlight: Melissa McGrath, Class of 2016

Melissa McGrath is the most recent Honors Niner to join the growing group of UHP Alumni. During her time at UNC Charlotte, Melissa was actively involved on campus and throughout the Charlotte communty. Melissa is particularly passionate about her work with Habitat for Humanity where she served at a record number of builds during her time at UNC Charlotte. She received the high honor of being invited to serve as the Bell Ringer at December commencement. The Bell Ringer performs the longstanding tradition of

During her time at UNC Charlotte, Melissa McGrath was actively involved on campus and throughout the Charlotte community. Melissa is particularly passionate about her work with Habitat for Humanity where she served at a record number of builds during her time at UNC Charlotte. She received the high honor of being invited to serve as the Bell Ringer at December commencement. The Bell Ringer performs the longstanding tradition of ringing the UNC Charlotte "victory...

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UHP Partners with Local Neighborhood

UHP Partners with Local Neighborhood

Community engagement is a hallmark of the UHP experience. As such, UHP partners with a variety of local neighborhoods, including the College Downs neighborhood adjacent to the UNC Charlotte campus. Our students recently worked with residents to repair a fence that had been damaged during demonstrations in September. Broken posts were removed, new holes were drilled, and new posts cut to size to repair the fence along Bonnie Lane. Members of the College Downs...

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Investigating the Evolution of the Zika Virus

Lambodhar Domodaran

Lambodhar Domodaran, a UHP student majoring in biology, has been conducting undergraduate research in the laboratory of Dr. Daniel Janies in the Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics. His research team works to learn more about the evolution of Zika, a virus which attracted considerable media attention in recent years. In 2016, Lambodhar's work was featured in a presentation at the International Society for Disease Surveillance Conference in Atlanta and...

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