Dr. Jeannine S. Skinner Memorial Scholarship

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Dr. Jeannine S. Skinner Memorial Scholarship

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.


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Dr. Skinner's Passion

Dr. Skinner was passionate about physical activity and shared that passion with others. Dr. Skinner loved to combine her love of travel with her love of physical activity. She ran marathons every chance she could, running races in cities all across the nation!


Dr. Skinner's Research

Dr. Skinner had a deep connection with senior citizens and was dedicated to enhancing their lives through her work. In her research, she examined the role of physical activity in improving heart and brain health.


Dr. Skinner's Support

Dr. Skinner was a champion of people. She was a dear friend to many and she constantly showed support to those around her. She developed a strong connection with people around her and had a smile that was so contagious that it radiated love and support.


Dr. Skinner's Legacy

Dr. Skinner was a professor that many students admired. Her hardwork, passion, and constant encouragement pushed graduate students to improve their research and their lives. When providing assignment feedback, she would tell them that she made so many comments in red because red equals love. She was truly dedicated to providing quality education. Dr. Skinner had a desire to help graduate students grow and reach new levels with their work.

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