Emily Sykes, UNCG student seeking the M.S. in Gerontology, receives the 2014 Excellence in Innovation Award from Leading Age NC. The award recognizes programs or best practices implemented by a member facility that enhances the mission, improves services, inspires dedication, and demonstrates a willingness to take risk in the pursuit of expanded possibilities for aging populations. While pursuing her M.S. in Gerontology at UNCG, Sykes is Resident Services Coordinator of the Memory Care area of Twin Lakes Community in Burlington, NC.