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Large group of students celebrating graduation, Winter 2018

Bonnie E. Cone Leadership Award


The Bonnie E. Cone Leadership Award is presented to a member of the graduating class whose leadership, scholarship, and service to the university embodies the spirit of Bonnie E. Cone, the founder of the university who devoted her life to the development of UNC Charlotte. The funding for this award is provided by UNC Charlotte alumni who served as student leaders during their tenure on campus.  


2023 Ra'Quan Leary

2022 Gabrielle Hitchcock

2021 Tahlieah Sampson

2020 Chandler Crean

2019 Kristine Slade

2018 Robbie Miller

2017 Carrie Nowell

2016 Anthony Tapp

2015 Austin Jenkins

2014 Susan Thomas