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From the desk of Interim Vice Chancellor for University Advancement Randy Edwards
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Twelve students recently completed a 17-day journey to Hot Springs, South Dakota, finishing a nearly 2,000-mile solar car race in sixth place overall and winning three international awards with their solar vehicle, Apperion.

Team Sunergy is the only team from North Carolina and one of only two teams in the South. As Chancellor Everts said at the send-off ceremony honoring the team, “This team’s work on the solar vehicle Apperion represents the bold, confident and pioneering attitude that so perfectly represents our campus and its vision to build a brighter future.”

One of the advancement priorities for this academic year is support for future competitions for Team Sunergy and helping them with their next challenge, which is to build a two-seater commuter car.

Also high on our list of priorities is funding to furnish the new Beaver College of Health Sciences building. The NC Connect bond will pay for the construction but will not pay for furnishing labs, classrooms and other areas in the building.

As always, our top priorities include additional funds for scholarships, professorships and unrestricted current funds. Without the active support of our generous donors, the excellent work that our faculty, staff and students are accomplishing would not be possible.

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