Replacing fear with understanding – Beverly Penninger, 2016 ASC Honors,

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Why this matters: ASC recognizes that creative individuals and teachers enrich the cultural lives of everyone in our region and beyond through their work. By Michael Solender Telling others’ stories is a privilege documentary filmmaker Beverley Penninger undertakes with the utmost respect and sense of responsibility. “I never start a project with any preconceived ideas,” …

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A lifelong search for meaning – Dr. Raphael Tsu, ASC Honors

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Dr. Raphael Tsu, a Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and an acknowledged authority and world leader in the areas of quantum properties of materials and device physics, is honored with the 2016 ASC Honors award for lifetime achievement in science.
Why this matters: ASC recognizes that creative individuals and teachers enrich the cultural lives of everyone in our region and beyond through their work. By Michael Solender As a young boy growing up in Shanghai, China, Raphael “Ray” Tsu would look skyward wondering about the universe beyond the clouds. “I asked my mother, ‘What is …

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Taking it to another level – Julie McConnell, ASC Cato Lifetime Achievement in Teaching

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Julie McConnell, a biology teacher at William A. Hough High School in Cornelius, is honored with the 2016 ASC Honors – Cato Lifetime Achievement in Teaching Award.
Why this matters: ASC recognizes that creative individuals and teachers enrich the cultural lives of everyone in our region and beyond through their work. By Michael Solender For Julie McConnell, AP biology teacher and science department chair at Hough High School, teaching students to “think like a scientist” is a way to equip them with …

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McColl Award winner building community through circus

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Why This Matters: Telling the stories and traditions of multi-ethnic communities adds context and meaning to Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s larger story. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager There’s an element of danger in circus. If performers don’t work together, they put themselves at risk. It’s a metaphor for how the members of any town or city need to …

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McColl Award winner working to bring community together

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By Bernie Petit Communications Manager CarlosAlexis Cruz may be an assistant professor of voice and movement at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, but he really is a bridge builder. Instead of connecting paths across physical obstacles by way of concrete or wooden structures, however, Cruz is bridging unspoken divides between several Charlotte-Mecklenburg communities …

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