Alumni Accolades

Congratulations to the Alumni Association’s Awards Class of 2018. Each of these eight individuals has contributed outstanding service to UNC Charlotte, their chosen fields and society. They were recognized at a special luncheon at the Hilton Charlotte Center City on Friday, April 20.

2018 Distinguished Alumnus Award Winners

Bob Qutub

Bob Qutub (’88) earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting after serving in the U.S. Marine Corps for three years, attaining the rank of corporal. He is CFO for RenaissanceRe and has held the position since August 2016 after retiring from MSCI Inc., as CFO and treasurer. Qutub also worked for Bank of America. He is chair of the Belk College Accounting Advisory Board, serves on the UNC Charlotte Foundation Board of Directors and is a friend and supporter of student veterans on campus. His generosity to EXPONENTIAL: The Campaign for UNC Charlotte has made an impact on a variety of campus programs including the Turner School of Accountancy, the Belk College of Business, Athletics and Student Affairs.

Terry Shook

Terry Shook (’76) earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture and is considered one of the nation’s top experts in place making. He focuses upon creation of new communities in suburbs and urban cores that reflect timeless patterns of building. Shook is founding partner and principal of Shook Kelley and has co-led Harvard University Graduate School of Design’s Executive Education program, ‘Urban Retail,’ since its inception 20 years ago. He started the first-ever local firm endowment at the University, the Shook Kelley Architectural Scholarship.

2018 Outstanding Young Alumna Award Winners

DeAndrea Salvador

DeAndrea Salvador (’13) earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and created the nonprofit organization RETI, the Renewable Energy Transition Initiation. Its mission is to decrease the energy costs of economically disadvantaged families and fight energy poverty. In January 2018, she was selected as a TED Fellow, an honor earned by only 20 people across the world. Earlier this month, she hosted her TED Talk in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Terry Shook

Lauren Lowery (’09) earned a bachelor’s degree in English and philosophy and went on to obtain a master’s degree in public administration from Georgia State University. She is the strategy and policy manager for the city of Norfolk Department of Neighborhood Development, where she develops and implements neighborhood revitalization programs, including Generational Changes. This initiative is designed by and for young adults to enable them to engage their communities on various issues, such as gun violence, civil injustice, crime and civic engagement.
Meghan Stamper
Meghan Stamper (’08) earned a bachelor’s degree in communication studies and is director of Talent Pipeline Programs for Bank of America. She drives the bank’s Applied Technology Program in partnership with UNC Charlotte. She also supported the creation of the Bank of America Applied Technology Program Women in Business and Technology Scholarship. In 2015, Stamper founded UNC Charlotte’s Bank of America Alumni Network to foster opportunities for the bank’s 1,100 alumni to connect with each other and the University.

2018 Distinguished Faculty Award Winner

Jeanneine Jones

Dr. Jeanneine Jones is one of the greater Charlotte area’s most influential educators. Her work affects not only her students in the Cato College of Education, but also primary school students and educators alike. In her 25 years of service to the University, Jones has held leadership positions that led to tripling the size of her department in terms of students and faculty. She also helped to implement the Master of Arts in Teaching, developed a departmental advising center and launched innovative off-site programs to meet a variety of community needs.

2018 Honorary Alumna Award Winners

Bob Qutub

Judy Rose is completing a 43-year career with UNC Charlotte, retiring in June 2018. During her tenure as the University’s first female athletics director, Rose led the 49ers during a period of tremendous growth. The Charlotte 49ers added seven sports under her guidance, and the University constructed more than $100 million in modern athletics facilities. Sixty-six of the 69 endowed scholarships in the 49ers endowed scholarship program were established during her tenure. Rose also became the first woman named to the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee.

Terry Shook

Betty Stancil spent 43 years at UNC Charlotte, starting her career in 1974 in the Placement Office. In 1990, she moved to the Office of Alumni Affairs, where she worked as an administrative assistant to the executive director. She retired from full-time work in 2003 but continued in a permanent part-time role until June 2017. Stancil passed away on July 19, 2017. The past presidents of the Alumni Association created the Betty M. Stancil Scholarship Endowment in her memory.