Jefferson Cooper, of Greenville, NC, will graduate in December 2017 with a degree in Computer Engineering. Jefferson will remain at UNC Charlotte to complete a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, which he began as an early entry candidate during his senior year. Upon earning his master’s, Jefferson hopes to secure a position in the consumer electronics industry. As part of the Levine Scholars Program, Jefferson interned at Discovery Place in Charlotte and spent a summer assisting with graduate research in UNC Charlotte’s Department of Electrical Engineering. He also studied abroad at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. “The Levine Scholars Program has given me the motivation to not only to excel in my area of study, but also to branch out and become a more well-rounded student. I would have never travelled to South Africa to study healthcare without being encouraged to explore new places and ideas.” While at UNC Charlotte, Jefferson served as the emcee for Cru, as well as vice president of the Student 49er club. “My time at UNC Charlotte has empowered me to be the best person I can be. The friendships I have formed and the memories I have made will remind me that Charlotte will always be home.