During the last shift of Operation Sandwich, Governor Roy Cooper entered the SAC Salons with his sleeves rolled up, ready to make his fair share of 800 sandwiches.
April 27, 2017

April was National Volunteer Month and featured several on campus volunteer opportunities for UNC Charlotte employees and students. One volunteer however, made sure their trip to our campus included an opportunity to participate alongside members of the UNC Charlotte family in the university’s first Day of Service.

During the last shift of Operation Sandwich, Governor Roy Cooper entered the SAC Salons with his sleeves rolled up, ready to make his fair share of 800 sandwiches.

“It was pretty cool to see and volunteer with someone you know is extremely busy. The Governor actually took time to give back; that’s awesome”, stated Sean Myhand – a junior computer sciences major.

Gov. Cooper preparing to volunteer

Governor Cooper volunteering with UNC Charlotte staff and students

Anna Helms, executive assistant for constituent relations, echoed Myhand's enthusiasm, "We know how much state legislative officials value community service. When the opportunity presented itself for Governor Cooper to participate in a UNC Charlotte planned volunteer activity, it was a natural fit with his visit to the University!"

Governor Cooper was on campus to visit UNC Charlotte’s Visualization Center but made sure to join in on the sandwich making action and to thank UNC Charlotte volunteers for their commitment to community.

Click here to see more pictures from Gov. Cooper's visit!