Charlotte Observer: COVID-19 Robbed Them of Graduation, But These Exercise Science Majors are Leaving with Something Better

by: Laurie Larsh

There is no pomp or circumstance for UNC Charlotte graduates Jordan Scott and Davian (DJ) Robinson.

Like the rest of their 2020 classmates, they will be watching their commencement speech online, rather than walking across Halton Arena to receive their hard-earned diplomas on Saturday.

But the once overweight boy from the beaches of Ft. Lauderdale and the visually impaired national Paralympic level cyclist from the North Carolina Mountains have gained something during their time at UNC Charlotte that is perhaps more important than a degree — an unlikely and unbreakable friendship.