Dr. Jeannine S. Skinner Memorial Scholarship
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If 49 faculty & staff make a gift during Giving Green, Enrica Ruggs and Erika Montanaro will give $500 to the Dr. Skinner Memorial Fund!
Dr. Jeannine S. Skinner, assistant professor of psychology and gerontology at UNC Charlotte, passed away in September 2017. In honor of her memory, her colleagues and friends at the University have created a scholarship in her name. Dr. Skinner was passionate about providing opportunities for student research and learning, so to honor this passion, we have established a scholarship fund to support graduate student research and provide funds for conference travel opportunities.
Dr. Skinner joined UNC Charlotte in the fall of 2016 and quickly established herself as a valuable member of the UNC Charlotte community. She was widely regarded by faculty and students as a dedicated professor and mentor who fostered an inclusive and open classroom learning environment. She was also a great colleague and friend to many people.
Dr. Skinner was doing important research that held tremendous promise to improve the lives of older adults. Her research focused on physical, psychological, social, and environmental predictors of cognitive aging, particularly in minority geriatric populations.
Dr. Skinner is dearly missed by faculty, students, and staff within the university community. The positive influence she had on people here, and in the larger Charlotte community, was remarkable.
This endowment scholarship will help support her memory and her legacy within the UNC Charlotte community. Please give today and support this scholarship in Dr. Skinner's honor. Please select a giving level or click the "Give Now" button to choose an alternate amount.