MISENHEIMER, N.C. - Marcus Sawyers is a high-flyer on the basketball court and a leader around campus. This fall, the junior secured an impactful and highly selective internship with Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts.
"Interns are the backbone of our campaign," commented Mayor Roberts. "They have done amazing work connecting with voters, on our digital outreach, on helping us build events, and so much more. Thanks to our interns, we've logged thousands of volunteer hours for the campaign. I am honored that they've invested their time in our campaign, and thankful for all their work. I hope that in return they've gotten a glimpse into what it takes to run a professional, modern campaign."
Marcus was selected to the 2016-17 NABC Honors Court, a national award given to juniors and seniors that have a cumulative GPA over 3.2. Additionally, Sawyers is a Student Ambassador, Resident Life Assistant and plays an active role in both the SOAR program from incoming students and the Campus Activities Board.
"We as a basketball program, athletic department and University are extremely proud of Marcus in securing this internship with Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts," said men's basketball head coach Jeremy Currier. "Our student-athletes getting off campus and securing top tier internships like this will help shape their Pfeiffer experience and beyond. Marcus embodies what it means to be a student-athlete at Pfeiffer as he continues to make an impact on the court, in the classroom and the community. As one of our team captains, Marcus is leading the way for our program in every way possible."