Meet the 2016 ASC Honors recipients

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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.

2016 ASC Honors recipients
2016 ASC Honors recipients (from left) Ann Jacob, Tyrone Jefferson, Sonia Handelman Meyer, Dr. Ray Tsu, Beverly Penninger, Dr. Tom Hanchett, Julie McConnell and Windy Fullagar. Photo by Nancy Pierce.

By Michael Solender

Dr. Tom Hanchett, 2016 ASC Honors award recipient for lifetime achievement in history.
Creating community together

Dr. Tom Hanchett, author and former Levine Museum of the New South historian who also developed the Community Building Initiative’s bus tours that introduce participants to Charlotte’s historical racial landscape, is honored with the 2016 ASC Honors award for lifetime achievement in history.
Dr. Tom Hanchett. Photo by Nancy Pierce.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tyrone Jefferson,  2016 ASC Honors award recipient for lifetime achievement in music.
We come from greatness

Tyrone Jefferson, executive director and musician with A Sign of the Times of the Carolinas and former music director and trombonist for music legend James Brown, is honored with the 2016 ASC Honors award for lifetime achievement in music.
Tyrone Jefferson. Photo by Nancy Pierce.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sonia Handelman Meyer, 2016 ASC Honors award recipient for lifetime achievement in visual art.
Revealing subjects

Sonia Handleman Meyer, a former New York Photo League photographer whose images of social injustice in the 1940s and ’50s were rediscovered in Charlotte, is honored with the 2016 ASC Honors award for lifetime achievement in visual art. Photo by Nancy Pierce.
Sonia Handleman Meyer. Photo by Nancy Pierce.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beverley Penninger, 2016 ASC Honors award recipient for lifetime achievement in film.
Replacing fear with understanding

Beverly Penninger, a Charlotte native who began her career as a production assistant at WBTV before moving on to create documentaries of regional and national prominence, is honored with the 2016 ASC Honors award for lifetime achievement in film. Photo by Nancy Pierce.
Beverly Penninger. Photo by Nancy Pierce.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Raphael Tsu, 2016 ASC Honors award recipient for lifetime achievement in science.
A lifelong search for meaning

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.
Dr. Raphael Tsu. Photo by Nancy Pierce.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Windy Fullagar, 2016 ASC Cato Lifetime Achievement in Teaching
Strike up the band

Windy Fullagar, band director at Alexander Graham Middle School in Charlotte, is honored with the 2016 ASC Honors – Cato Lifetime Achievement in Teaching Award.
Windy Fullagar, band director at Alexander Graham Middle School in Charlotte. Photo by Nancy Pierce.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ann Jacob, 2016 ASC Cato Lifetime Achievement in Teaching
Even better next year

Ann Jacob, a fourth/fifth grade teacher at New Town Elementary in Waxhaw, is honored with the 2016 ASC Honors – Cato Lifetime Achievement in Teaching Award.
Ann Jacob, a fourth/fifth grade teacher at New Town Elementary in Waxhaw. Photo by Nancy Pierce.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julie McConnell, 2016 ASC Cato Lifetime Achievement in Teaching
Taking it to another level

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.
Julie McConnell, a biology teacher at William A. Hough High School in Cornelius. Photo by Nancy Pierce.

 

 

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