Had a wonderful time covering the 2015 Scholars Luncheon event at Queens University of Charlotte. Love hearing the touching stories and bits of wisdom that come out of the speakers this event highlights every year. Continue reading
Had the wonderful privilege in photographing the dedication ceremony of Porter B. Byrum Hall at Queens University of Charlotte in honor of Mr. Byrum’s unprecedented generosity to Queens.
Hundreds of Queens supporters got together to celebrate the the 24th annual Royal Society dinner. The evening started off with a lovely celebration of the newly established Levine Center for Wellness and Recreation. President Pamela Davies thanked donors for their extraordinary generosity, and gave tribute to philanthropists Leon and Sandra Levine and Ravenel and Beth Rivers Curry for their great contributions to the project. The night continued into the Frances Young Dining Hall, where guests celebrated Queens’ progress, reflected on the school’s year-end achievements, and looked ahead to future goals. Guests rolled in laughter during an upbeat video tribute to the Levines, and tears couldn’t stop flowing after an incredibly moving speech from Queens University student athlete Alexys Taylor. It was a wonderful evening, and I take pleasure in sharing a few memorable moments from the event. Enjoy!
I had the honor of being asked to shoot the grand opening ceremony of the Queens University Levine Center, a brand new wellness and recreation facility. Things didn’t quite go as planned, however. The original idea to have the ribbon cutting outside was thrown out the window when a huge storm decided to roll in at the last minute. Rain didn’t damper anyone’s spirits, though. This building was astonishing and HUGE! The 145,000-square-foot building had no problem housing the hundreds that would show up indoors to celebrate it’s grand opening. Floor to ceiling lobby windows made for such a great first impression, and provided wonderful lighting for the event. Charlotte philanthropists Leon and Sandra Levine performed the official ribbon cutting as hundreds of onlookers and supporters cheered on. The three-story facility has an indoor basketball/volleyball court, a 5,000-square-foot fitness center, 33-meter stretch swimming pool, and indoor track! I can only imagine how happy these students are going to be enjoying this building. Enjoy this little recap of the event!
Had the privilege of covering the 2012 Charlotte BusinessWoman of the Year luncheon last Friday. I was filling in for Kristen Hines Baker, who just gave birth to her beautiful baby boy, Wesley! Working with Whitney Combs and Katelyn Lauro at Queens University was wonderful, and they certainly put on a beautiful event. Looking forward to working with Kristen and the University in the future. Here are a few selects from the event:
All images © Tricia Coyne 2013