UNC Charlotte Hosting Virtual ‘Day of Remembrance’ For 1 Year Anniversary Of Tragic Shooting


On April 30, 2020, at 5:10 p.m., The University of North Carolina at Charlotte will be hosting “United: A Remembrance Program” through a virtual event that pays tribute to Reed Parlier and Riley Howell, and honors Drew, Emily, Rami and Sean, and all the students in the classroom who died during last year’s tragic shooting.

The program will feature Student Body President Chandler Crean and Student Body Vice President Adela Mann, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Kevin Bailey, and a special appearance from CBS News correspondent and alum, Don Dahler ’91. In addition, there will be a showing of an artistic video created by faculty member Jeff Murphy and accompanied by an original composition written by faculty member John Allemeier, as well as musical performances by “Water From Fire” featuring alumni John Woodall ’14 and Kevin Brawley ’13.

“Although I am disappointed that original plans for remembering April 30 cannot be realized, the enduring spirit of Niner Nation is one of resilience; we will get through this time together,” said UNCC Chancellor Philip Dubois. “We hope you will join us on April 30 for this day of remembrance.”

You can view all of the bios and program details on the Niner Nation Remembers website.