Monthly Archives: April 2019

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Signs of excellence

The full version of this story originally appeared in UNCG Magazine. To read the full story and other stories about UNCG alumni making an impact,… Read More >

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UNCG Board of Trustees welcomes new members

UNC Greensboro today announced the addition of two new members to its Board of Trustees. Mae Douglas and Linda Sloan, both UNCG Alumni with tremendous… Read More >

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Alumni provide $1M gift to name recital hall

The 350-seat recital hall at UNC Greensboro’s College of Visual and Performing Arts has long been known as one of the most visually and aurally… Read More >

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ASL, Bob Wineburg, Kelly Link in new UNCG Magazine

American Sign Language. Bob Wineburg. Spartan service. Pulitzer finalist Kelly Link. These are among the many excellent stories in the just-published UNCG Magazine. Find the… Read More >

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Rising star Deon’te Goodman in ‘Hamilton’ on Broadway

It was 2017. After a solid run of professional roles in musical theater, 2016 UNC Greensboro graduate Deon’te Goodman decided to take one last regional… Read More >

UNCG 40 Under 40 honorees for 2019.

Spartans honored at 40 Under 40 celebration

Seven UNC Greensboro alumni, faculty, and staff were recognized for making a difference in their professions and in their communities at the Triad Business Journal’s… Read More >

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Fighting cardiovascular disease with nanoscience

The post below originally appeared in UNCG Research Magazine as part of a larger story on cardiovascular disease research. To read more and to view… Read More >

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Actor Chris Chalk, from the G to ‘Gotham’

UNCG alumnus Chris Chalk ’01 stars in the hit show “Gotham,” and has been featured in “Homeland” and “Underground.” He has starred in Lynn Nottage’s… Read More >

Image of artist and alumnus Sharif Bey in his studio.

Alumnus art on display at Renwick Gallery

“All of it.” That was the curator’s answer when Sharif Bey MFA ’00 asked which of his works the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American… Read More >

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UNCG alum fights hunger and joblessness

“Feed your appetite. Nourish your community.” It’s the motto and driving philosophy of Providence in Winston-Salem, a family of programs of Second Harvest Food Bank… Read More >

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Spartan gifts by faculty and alumni

The gift-giving season is now in swing, and UNC Greensboro has plenty to offer. From new music and novels to gripping poetry to a book… Read More >

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Nearly 2,000 turn tassels at December Commencement

This morning’s December Commencement marked the end of a long journey and the beginning of a new chapter in the lives of nearly 2,000 UNC… Read More >

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Spartan musicians at downtown Greensboro’s Festival of Lights

Greensboro’s Festival of Lights has been a holiday tradition for more than 25 years, and Spartans are always part of that tradition, in a number… Read More >

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Alumni gift $1 million to School of Education and Bryan School

UNC Greensboro this week received a $1 million planned gift from Celia Gomedela Jolley ’71 and David Styles Jolley ’76 MA to fund two scholarship… Read More >

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Alumna lands role on new Amazon Studios pilot

Earlier this year, Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut ‘15 flew to Los Angeles on her birthday. She didn’t know it then, but she was about to receive… Read More >

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Alumni and student veterans find community at UNCG

The post below is an abbreviated version of a story that originally appeared in the Fall 2018 edition of UNCG Magazine. To read the full… Read More >

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Innovation on display at Entrepreneurship Everywhere

Cone Ballroom was stirring with innovation last week as current students, alumni, faculty and staff gathered to connect and learn about entrepreneurship. The first-ever Entrepreneurship… Read More >

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Alumni Association recognizes 2018 Spartans of Promise

The UNC Greensboro Alumni Association recently recognized the 2018 Spartans of Promise, a group of ten seniors who have demonstrated exceptional academic and service accomplishments… Read More >

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Alumni launch new ‘Spartans Speak’ podcast

UNC Greensboro alumni have launched a new podcast in which Spartans talk about their UNCG experience and offer advice for soon-to-be graduates. The monthly show… Read More >

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Show your Spartan spirit at Homecoming 2018

It’s our favorite week of the year: UNCG Homecoming. The campus-wide celebration kicks off on Wednesday, Oct. 10, and alumni, students, faculty and staff are… Read More >

A male student and female faculty member sit at a table with a genetic counseling patient.

Genetic counseling program provides a culture of care

The moment she stepped onto UNC Greensboro’s campus, Lauren Loffredo ‘18 MS knew the Master of Science in Genetic Counseling Program would be the right… Read More >

Alumna Kelly Link wins 2018 MacArthur ‘genius grant’

UNC Greensboro alumna Kelly Link ’95 MFA has been named a 2018 MacArthur Fellow. The prestigious MacArthur Fellowship – known as the ‘genius grant’– is… Read More >

Alumnus shaking hand of student at the fall career fair.

UNCG to host Fall Career Fair Oct. 17

The Fall Career Fair was originally scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 13. Due to the potential affects of Hurricane Florence, the event has been rescheduled. This… Read More >

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Hear the banjo ring: Rhiannon Giddens curates NC Folk Festival

UNC Greensboro alumna Rhiannon Giddens was selected to perform at Greensboro’s inaugural National Folk Festival in 2015. This week, she returns to Greensboro as special… Read More >

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UNCG Night with the Grasshoppers and one alum’s secret sauce

This Friday, August 24, is UNC Greensboro Fan Appreciation Night with the Greensboro Grasshoppers, with a lot in store for Spartans. You’ll see UNCG coaches… Read More >

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Alumnus designs motion graphics for World Cup broadcast

As a student at UNC Greensboro in the early 2000s, DJ Summitt rarely missed a women’s or men’s soccer game. He has fond memories of… Read More >

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Alumnus Dr. Ernest J. Grant named American Nurses Association president

UNC Greensboro’s School of Nursing graduates take giant steps ‒ from the impact of daily patient care and outreach to becoming leaders in the nation’s… Read More >

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UNCG graduate lands a job at The White House

Brette Powell ’18 MBA believes in signs. When she met a stranger on a plane who told her to look into UNC Greensboro’s Bryan School… Read More >

Alumnus and celebrity stylist Derek Roche talks to a group of CARS students.

Alumnus, stylist to the stars visits UNCG

Ten years as personal stylist to Sean (“Brother Love,” formerly “Puff Daddy”) Combs, and alumnus Derek Roche rarely leaves home for a video shoot or… Read More >

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UNCG alumnus sheds light on history of civil rights at new museum

“The New Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Refuses to Sugarcoat History.” That was the headline of a New York Times article from December about the newly-opened… Read More >

Group photo of award winners with Chancellor Gilliam and Dean Mac Banks

Alumni recognized in Triad Business Journal’s 40 Under Forty Awards

Five UNC Greensboro alumni were recognized at the Triad Business Journal’s 15th-annual 40 Under Forty event, honoring young leaders across the Triad, held at UNCG’s… Read More >

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Share Spartan pride with Believe in the G

It’s that time of the year again. Feb. 21 and 22 mark the fifth annual Believe in the G – a 48-hour celebration of Spartan… Read More >

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Alumni work behind the scenes at Winter Olympics

Approximately 7,000 miles across the globe, you’ll find two Spartans working on the world’s largest remote television operation: the Olympic Games. Cindy Hsieh ’13 MFA… Read More >

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Celebrating Spartan love

They met in different times and places: A health class during the Vietnam War; laughing at a movie in Reynolds Residence Hall; sitting side by… Read More >

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Alumna delves into history through ‘A Raisin in the Sun’

Recent UNC Greensboro alumna and Triad Stage dramaturg Kamilah Bush ’15 knows full well the historical significance of Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun.”… Read More >

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Class of 2017: Yiyang Liu

Yiyang Liu, from Luoyang, China, always knew he wanted to study chemistry, following in the footsteps of his chemist uncle. After earning his bachelor’s degree… Read More >

Photo of Dr. JoAnne "Jo" Safrit on campus.

UNCG receives $1 million gift for kinesiology professorship

UNCG today announced that Dr. JoAnne “Jo” Safrit (’57 BS, Physical Education) has made a $1 million gift to establish a distinguished professorship in the… Read More >

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Alumni Association honors 2017 Spartans of Promise

The UNCG Alumni Association has announced the 2017 Spartans of Promise, a diverse group of 10 outstanding seniors who have excelled in both academics and service. Award… Read More >

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Celebrate UNCG Homecoming Oct. 16-22

Thousands of alumni from across the state and beyond will descend on UNCG’s campus this week for one of the university’s favorite traditions: Homecoming. The… Read More >

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Alumnus lives dream on big screen with pair of CBS shows

It’s not every day that you appear in two top television shows on the same network in the same month. Yet that’s just what has… Read More >

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Rhiannon Giddens performs on campus, jams with students

Distinguished guest artists come to UNCG’s campus every semester, but for the 125th anniversary Founders Day concert, the music star was one of our own. Last… Read More >

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UNCG Magazine celebrates university’s 125th anniversary

The fall edition of UNCG Magazine – a special 125th anniversary issue – published this week, with more than 100,000 copies arriving in the mailboxes… Read More >

Casey Thomas at Renaissance Community Cooperative

A cooperative approach: Alumna works to improve food access in Greensboro

Community health is community wealth. That idea led Casey Thomas ’16 MPH to become a key player in the establishment of the Renaissance Community Cooperative… Read More >

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UNCG School of Nursing: A ‘focus on excellence’

When Dr. Robin Bartlett enrolled at UNCG’s School of Nursing four decades ago, her professors outlined clear expectations. “We were not taught that we were… Read More >

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Late alumna Nina Riggs’ ‘The Bright Hour’ on NYT bestseller list

This past month, a UNCG alumna’s words reached thousands across the globe. In her work, she conveyed the profound joys of life, in the midst… Read More >

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Alumnus Paul Chelimo wins national championship

UNCG alumnus and former track standout Paul Chelimo added another highlight to his career Friday night as he won the 5,000-meter race at the USA Track and Field… Read More >

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Sweet success for Bryan School alumni

The beginnings of Dame’s Chicken & Waffles can be traced back to a dance appreciation class at UNCG in the early 1990s. Not only did… Read More >

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Class of 2017: Ahmet Tanhan

One of the biggest barriers to accessing mental health services? For many Americans, it’s stigma. Discrimination from family, friends and coworkers can prevent individuals from… Read More >

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UNCG to award more than 2,600 degrees at May Commencement

More than 2,600 students will become UNCG alumni at the university’s 2017 May Commencement on Friday, May 12, at 10 a.m. at the Greensboro Coliseum. UNCG… Read More >

Photo of UNCG alumni Kayne Fisher and Chris Lester holding construction plans and wearing hard hats in unfinished restaurant space.

Spartan brewers revitalize Revolution Mill

Chris Lester and Kayne Fisher are pioneers. And they don’t just wade into uncharted waters. They dive right in. The UNCG alumni took a risk… Read More >

Photo of Devon Lofters ’10 and Christine Ritter Hinshaw ’9 talking in hospital

School of Nursing celebrates 50th anniversary

The mid-1960s were a transformative time for nursing in North Carolina, as UNCG’s associate degree program – the first in the state – gave way… Read More >

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Spartans shine under Broadway lights

The impact of UNCG in the world’s biggest and most important performing arts market was on full display this week as UNCG Theatre students traveled… Read More >

UNCG alumnus wins 2017 American Jazz Pianist Competition

UNCG alumnus Thomas Linger ’16 recently won the 2017 American Jazz Pianist Competition. The first-place prize package is valued at $10,000 and includes the opportunity to… Read More >

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More than 1,100 Spartans give in #BelieveInTheG campaign

UNCG’s #BelieveInTheG giving campaign saw record levels of participation this year, with more than 1,100 Spartans raising $111,467 in just 48 hours. Funds raised will… Read More >

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Q&A with UNCG trailblazer JoAnne Smart Drane

In September of 1956, JoAnne Smart and Bettye Tillman stepped foot on the campus of Woman’s College, now UNCG, as the institution’s first African American… Read More >

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Ten Spartans recognized in Triad Business Journal’s 40 Under Forty awards

Ten UNCG students and alumni were recognized at the Triad Business Journal’s 40 Under Forty event held at UNCG’s Elliott University Center on Thursday, Feb…. Read More >

UNCG to host networking event for students and alumni

The UNCG Career Services Center and Alumni Association are teaming up to host “Spartans Connect: Student + Alumni Networking Night” on Thursday, Feb. 23, from… Read More >

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Give back with #BelieveInTheG

For the fourth straight year, UNCG is hosting the #BelieveInTheG 48-hour giving campaign, an opportunity for alumni, faculty, staff, students and community members to share… Read More >

UNCG shares unique connection to movie ‘Hidden Figures’

With the highly-anticipated film “Hidden Figures” set to open in theaters across the nation on Jan. 6, UNCG remembers alumna Virginia Tucker ’30, a trailblazer… Read More >

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Spartans shine in ‘A Christmas Carol’ at Triad Stage

Charles Dickens’ classic holiday tale “A Christmas Carol” has returned to Triad Stage with a cast and creative staff that includes many of UNCG’s own…. Read More >

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Spartan spirit on full display at Homecoming

Thousands of Spartans returned to campus last week for UNCG’s Homecoming celebration, an annual event marked by university traditions, soccer rivalries and plenty of UNCG… Read More >

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Welcome home Spartans

UNCG Homecoming kicks off on Wednesday, Oct. 19, and this year’s celebration is expected to be one of the largest in UNCG history. Festivities include… Read More >

Alumni Association announces 2016 Spartans of Promise

The UNCG Alumni Association has announced the 2016 Spartans of Promise, a recognition that honors up to 10 outstanding UNCG seniors who have excelled in… Read More >

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UNCG alumna recognized as a top leader by AACSB International

UNCG Bryan School of Business and Economics alumna Becky Levin ’79 was recently recognized as one of the top 30 leaders across the globe by… Read More >

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Chelimo shines, wins silver

The Spartan community followed Paul Chelimo’s Olympic journey from his qualifying race in July to his silver medal finish in Rio. Check out social media highlights from Paul’s week in Rio.

Photo of alumnus Paul Chelimo competing in U.S. Olympic track and field trials

UNCG Athletics to document Olympic journey of alumnus Paul Chelimo

Paul Chelimo ’14, UNCG’s first Olympian, isn’t the only Spartan in Rio de Janeiro. UNCG Athletics staff arrived in the city today to document this… Read More >

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Paul Chelimo: Racing to Rio

Thirteen minutes and 35 seconds. That’s how long it took former UNCG track and field star Paul Chelimo ’14 to punch his ticket to Rio…. Read More >

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Recent UNCG graduate wins top international sculpture award

UNCG’s Ivana Milojevic Beck ’12, ’16 MFA has been awarded the International Sculpture Center’s Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award for 2016. Beck, who… Read More >

Camp counselor Lars Holmberg works with young musicians at UNCG Summer Music Camp.

Sweet sounds of summer camp

UNCG Summer Music Camp is a homecoming of sorts for camp counselor Lars Holmberg ’11. The sights and sounds evoke memories not only from his… Read More >

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Tools to take on domestic violence

Catherine Johnson MS/EdS ’09 moved to sunny Florida for her undergraduate degree, but she looked closer to home for graduate school. “Little did I know… Read More >

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Take the bait, nanotech-style

Anthony Dellinger ’14 PhD had a delightfully fishy experience with UNCG. He researched a sustainable replacement for bait fish while earning his doctorate at the… Read More >

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From fútbol to finance

Three decades ago, Andrew Mehalko ’87 was known as a star UNCG soccer player and a three-time national champion. Fast forward to 2016, and he’s… Read More >

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Passing it on

From patient care to health care advocacy and burn education, Ernest Grant is in the business of making a difference. And with a newly established… Read More >

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Spartans spur growth downtown

The buzz word in Greensboro right now? Downtown revitalization. From new craft breweries to the widely anticipated opening of LeBauer Park, the city’s center is… Read More >

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Nodia Mena: Beating the odds

“All of our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” Few on UNCG’s campus embody Walt Disney’s famous quote more… Read More >

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Ahead of her time

In the early ’70s, Nancy James Adams ’60, ’77 MS routinely made the trek between Burlington and Greensboro. The Woman’s College (now UNCG) alumna often… Read More >

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Exploring identity through art

Whether he was sketching on notebook paper or piecing together large-scale collages, Maurice Moore was always fascinated with the idea of exploring his own identity… Read More >

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Solving the HIV puzzle

Two words describe Lakmini Premadasa’s experience when she first moved to the United States in 2011: culture shock. Having just graduated from the University of… Read More >

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Remembering the mill villagers

Long before Greensboro was known for ACC basketball, BBQ and the arts, the small southern town was synonymous with two words: blue jeans. The arrival… Read More >

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Getting down to business

Hard work and discipline have always been part of Lawrence Watkins’ DNA. So when he arrived at UNCG as a freshman and learned about the… Read More >

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A new adventure awaits

“Today is OUR day!” Those were the words that rang out across the Greensboro Coliseum as nearly 2,500 Spartans repeated student speaker Christopher McCoy’s mantra…. Read More >

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UNCG alumna makes Broadway debut in ‘The Crucible’

UNCG alumna Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut ’15 made her Broadway debut on Thursday, March 31, when Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” opened at the Walter Kerr Theater… Read More >

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Don’t knock this door

For nearly 80 years, the Alumni House has greeted students, guests and alumni alike to UNCG’s campus with its inviting facade, stately front porch and… Read More >

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UNCG athletes double-team Academic All-American Honors

In the past five months two UNCG sports stars have been named Division I First-Team Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors (CoSIDA). Basketball… Read More >

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UNCG to host annual Spring Career Fair for students, alumni

Where can you find Pepsi, Target, Volvo and Hanes Brands all together in one room? UNCG’s annual Spring Career Fair. On Wednesday, March 2, nearly… Read More >

UNCG alumni, staff recognized in Triad Business Journal’s 40 Leaders Under Forty

Ten UNCG alumni and staff were honored at the Triad Business Journal’s 40 Leaders Under Forty ceremony at UNCG’s Elliott University Center on Thursday, Feb…. Read More >

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Conducting research and researching conducting with Jackson Cooper

He writes for several publications. He does research. He conducts and directs. And he just graduated after 3 1/2 years. How does Jackson Cooper keep… Read More >

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UNCG holds third annual #BelieveInTheG giving campaign

Why do you #BelieveInTheG? That’s the question UNCG will be asking alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends this week as it holds its third… Read More >

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UNCG alumnus behind Cam Newton’s famous shirt

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton knows how to make a fashion statement, and one of his most notable outfits of the season – other than… Read More >

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Former Spartan softball star heads to Super Bowl 50

If you look closely at the TV screen during Super Bowl 50 this Sunday, you might catch a glimpse of UNCG, right there on the… Read More >

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UNCG professor to make New York debut in historic NYCO production of ‘Tosca’

UNCG professor Dr. Donald Hartmann ’77, ’82 MM will make his New York City debut Wednesday, Jan. 20, when the New York City Opera (NYCO)… Read More >

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Fifteen years, three degrees, one happy mamma

After 15 years and three degrees, Megan Conner stepped across the stage at Greensboro Coliseum one last time earlier this month as she received her… Read More >

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A family affair

A 27-year-old mother of two, Ashley Ibrahim was terrified on her first day of college. “At first I thought, ‘I’m going to be with all… Read More >

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Caps, gowns and congratulations

Joy, laughter and a strong sense of accomplishment filled the Greensboro Coliseum this morning as approximately 1,689 Spartans turned their tassels at December Commencement. The university… Read More >

Photo of alumnus Jonathan Blalock during dress rehearsal of Dallas Opera

UNCG alumnus lands lead role in Dallas Opera world premiere

The Dallas Opera opened the holiday season on Friday, Dec. 4, with a world premiere of Mark Adamo’s “Becoming Santa Claus,” starring one of UNCG’s… Read More >

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A new twist on a beloved campus tradition

It started in 2007 with a few coins. Three years later, apples appeared. Since then, there have been notes, flowers and various fruits left at… Read More >

UNCG alumnus to bring film screening to where it all began

“Lost Colony,” written, directed and produced by UNCG alumnus Christopher Holmes ’05 MFA, has been shown at prestigious film festivals in Boston, Portland and across… Read More >

Emily Clark-Kramer pictured with her artwork

What you create in Siena, stays in Siena

They say you can’t take it with you. For the three Spartan artists in Siena, Italy, this summer – creating installations they knew they’d leave… Read More >

UNCG SMTD welcomes Distinguished Alumni Award winners back to campus

UNCG’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance (SMTD) recently honored five of its most accomplished alumni in the school’s second Distinguished Alumni Awards. On Thursday,… Read More >

Alumnus brings life to forgotten historical group with book published by Oxford University Press

Dr. Joseph Moore ’11 isn’t trying to make a political or religious statement with his new book “Founding Sins: How a Group of Antislavery Radicals… Read More >

UNCG Alumni Association to host Greensboro Candidate Forum

The UNCG Alumni Association’s Spartan Legislative Network will once again be hosting the Greensboro Municipal Candidate Forum on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 6-8 p.m. in… Read More >

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UNCG sees strong turnout during Homecoming Week

Beautiful weather and a diverse lineup of events contributed to strong turnout during Homecoming this year. Check out highlights from the festivities in the Storify… Read More >

UNCG’s annual Alumni of Distinction and Legacy Award winners named

UNCG’s Alumni Association honored 15 university graduates this fall with Alumni of Distinction Awards. Recipients are chosen for their distinguished service to the university and… Read More >

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Homecoming events

Meteorologists are calling for bright skies and crisp, autumn air this weekend – perfect conditions for UNCG’s Homecoming festivities. Homecoming events kick off Wednesday at… Read More >

Photo (from right to left) David Lezcano '15, Will Howard and Justin Mackey formed soul/pop trio Citizen Shade last fall (Photo by Russell-Killen Photography)

Hitting the right note

Will Howard has humble goals for Citizen Shade, the soul/pop trio he formed with UNCG alumnus David Lezcano ’15 and fellow UNCG student Justin Mackey…. Read More >

Photo of Will South, former curator of the Weatherspoon Art Museum, standing in front of Maud Gatewood artwork

Gatewood Trail begins

Maud Gatewood ‘54 was more than a painter. She was an artist in every aspect of her life. “Art is really a way to look… Read More >

UNCG to display the artwork of Maud Gatewood as a stop on the Maud Gatewood Trail

For many students and staff on UNCG’s campus, “Gatewood” is simply the name of the university’s studio arts building, but that’s about to change. “Maud… Read More >

UNCG alumna and Our State magazine editor to discuss her new book Wednesday

UNCG alumna Elizabeth Hudson ‘95 began her career at Our State magazine in 1997 answering telephones. Now she’s the editor-in-chief, and she puts more than… Read More >

UNCG alumna captivates audiences in summer blockbuster

UNCG alumna Tenae Wilkins Downing ’02 made her feature film debut in “War Room,” which surprised many as it topped box offices across the nation… Read More >

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Epic hoop battles

UNCG’s Fleming Gym was packed. The student section was going crazy. Who knew you were seeing the future superstar of the Euroleague (Kyle Hines)? Or… Read More >

UNCG’s swing-era Darlinettes featured on NPR

The all-women jazz orchestra The Darlinettes have been promoted by UNCG Archives over the years, as they’ve collected and preserved the group’s artifacts and information…. Read More >

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Determined to make impact

Sir Patrick Waddell is going to make a difference. A Public Health major specializing in Community Health Education, he’s ready to change how people think about… Read More >

N&R: Update on first to complete UNCG in 3 program

UNCG alumna Kimberly Daye, the first to complete the UNCG in 3 program – graduating in December 2012 –  received her master’s from N.C. A&T… Read More >

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Spartans turn tassels

Spring 2015 Commencement — May 8, 2015

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UNCG alum Chris Chalk debuts on “Gotham”

Many Spartans saw him at Thursday’s UNCG School of Music, Theatre and Dance Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony. UNCG theater students heard him speak Thursday and… Read More >

Red Carpet Reception for Spartans getting diploma

UNCG’s newest graduates will walk the red carpet once again. The UNCG Alumni Association celebrates and commemorates their achievement – and welcomes them into the… Read More >

Class of 1965 gives well over $1 million to UNCG

The UNCG Class of 1965 has announced a class gift of $1,125,517. The gift will make a major impact on our university. On the final… Read More >

The Bryan School of Business and Economics on the UNCG campus

MBA project for local nonprofit earns 3rd in national competition

A pair of UNCG MBA students won third place in the 2015 Small Business Institute Project of the Year contest for their analysis of the… Read More >

Minerva Statue

48-hour campaign encourages donors to show they #BelieveIntheG

The clock has started on a 48-hour campaign calling on Spartans to show how much they #BelieveInTheG. UNCG is hosting the second “Believe In The… Read More >

SMTD Dean, GRAMMY nominee on ‘Good Morning Show’

As GRAMMY Week approaches, Peter Alexander, dean of UNCG’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance (SMTD), appeared on WFMY’s “Good Morning Show” to talk about… Read More >

Yancey plays the music forward

For 13 years, Danny Yancey  ’07 M.M.Ed has given the gift of music to his students. Now one of them has returned the favor. In… Read More >

Watch 2014 UNCG Winter Commencement live

Just under 1,650 students are expected to earn degrees at UNCG’s 2014 Winter Commencement. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, in the… Read More >

Gladys Strawn Bullard dies at age 96

“Service” is UNCG’s motto. Distinguished alumna Gladys Strawn Bullard, who died last week at age 96 in Wake County, lived that motto for nearly a… Read More >

Claudia Emerson, Pulitzer winner and UNCG alumna, dies

Claudia Emerson, who received the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 2006, has died. The cause of death was cancer, said Virginia Commonwealth University, where she… Read More >

UNCG renames campus building for legendary faculty leader

More than half a century after her death, evidence of Mary Channing Coleman’s impact remains on the campus now known as UNCG. Now, one of… Read More >

Bands of brotherhood

Brotherhood. Service. Scholarship. For 30 years, the brothers of the Pi Zeta chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. have embraced all three on the… Read More >

Alumni Association announces 2014 alumni awards

The UNCG Alumni Association has announced recipients of the university’s 2014 alumni awards. Alumni awards are given annually in four categories: Alumni Distinguished Service Awards,… Read More >

Zim Ugochukwu

The adventure capitalist

Ask Zim Ugochukwu ‘11 how many countries she’s visited and she sheepishly chuckles. The jet setter with an inked-up passport has never paused to count…. Read More >

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UNCG earns top 10 ranking from Educate to Career

UNCG is ranked among the 10 best universities in the nation for the value its education offers graduates, according to the nonprofit Educate to Career…. Read More >

Ansel Elkins

The New Yorker profiles UNCG alumna Ansel Elkins

The spotlight shone brightly on Ansel Elkins earlier this year when she received the Yale Younger Poets Prize, one of America’s oldest literary awards. The… Read More >

Award-winning cause

Running off to freedom and abandoning his fellow slave was grueling for Chris Chalk ’01. He could not imagine ever doing that. But his character… Read More >

Graduating to The Gambia

Megan Whinna graduated in May, with a dual degree in elementary and special education. On June 25, she heads to West Africa. Megan will spend… Read More >

UNCG alum Alejandro Moreno ready for World Cup

At UNCG, he was a star student-athlete. Now at ESPN, Alejandro Moreno is a star analyst – one of the network’s most recognizable faces for… Read More >

Theater alumnus David Ostergaard featured in Go Triad

Go Triad, the News & Record’s arts and entertainment magazine, reprinted a UNCG Now feature on alumnus David Ostergaard, fresh from the Cannes Film Festival… Read More >

For David Ostergaard ’02, the film’s in the Cannes

He didn’t exactly rub shoulders with George Clooney and Angelina Jolie, but David Ostergaard ’02 did star in an award-winning film shown at Cannes. Ostergaard,… Read More >

The principal has got game

How often do you get to return to the site of your greatest achievement and top it? In the late 1980s, Angela Polk-Jones scorched her… Read More >

UNCG alum to speak at commencement, Di Piazza interviewed

Dominick “Dom” Amendum ’01 was interviewed by the News & Record about his call to do this year’s graduation commencement speech, which involves talking about… Read More >

Dominick talks with students on stage

Defying gravity

He calls New York City home, but Dom Amendum is in Boise, Idaho, at the moment. He’s there to do some musical housekeeping for the… Read More >

UNCG Commencement 2014: A celebration of success

With cheers and through tears, UNCG’s Class of 2014 gathered at the Greensboro Coliseum Friday morning to celebrate their accomplishment.

Dominick Amendum delivers his speech.

Alumnus to new graduates: Do what you love, without fear

Fear can be a good thing — if you manage it right. Dom Amendum urged UNCG’s Class of 2014 to embrace their fear, and overcome… Read More >

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First UNCG graduates give more than $700,000 gift at 50th reunion

They were the first class to graduate with diplomas from “The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.” The 1960s were a time of many changes…. Read More >

Show your Spartan pride: “Believe in the G”

Between the end of the spring semester and the joy of commencement, May is an exciting time on campus. This year, UNCG is adding another… Read More >

UNCG alum, Flannery interviewed about alum’s role in Oscar movie

Chris Chalk, 2001 UNCG graduate, and Michael Flannery, assistant professor in the School of Music, Theatre and Dance, were interviewed by the News & Record… Read More >

Ready for city lights

When you show up for a celebrity-themed UNCG Theatre party as your favorite silent film star – and you never break character the entire evening… Read More >

UNCG alumnus Chris Chalk in Best Picture Oscar film

The film “Twelve Years a Slave” received the Best Picture award at the 2014 Academy Awards on Sunday evening. Chris Chalk, a 2001 alumnus of… Read More >

Carolina Film Festival back at UNCG, features two UNCG alumni

The 36th Carolina Film Festival is being held at UNCG’s Elliott University Center through March 1, as reported by the News & Record and YES!… Read More >

UNCG alum and entrepreneur featured by

Zim Ugochukwu, a UNCG alum from the Biology Department with a minor in Political Science, was featured by as a rising star and entrepreneur. In… Read More >

Miller, UNCG alum, collaborates on Gatewood Gallery installation

Tristin Miller, an alum of UNCG’s Department of Art, collaborated with local artist Laurent Estoppey on “The Encounter of the Immobile,” an art and sound… Read More >

Live from New York: May commencement speaker

He may not be directing the music but Dom Amendum, a 2001 graduate of the School of Music, will deliver the commencement address at UNCG’s… Read More >

Damien Patton smiling during interview.

Leading mobile app Banjo firm founded by UNCG graduate

UNCG graduate Damien Patton is the founder and CEO of Banjo, the social discovery app that has become one of the leaders in the industry…. Read More >

Music alumnus shares Broadway insights

Dominick Amendum has done Wicked good on Broadway, and he’ll bring his insight to campus Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 28 and 29. Amendum, a 2001… Read More >

UNCG alum interviewed about volunteer work in Philippines

Ashley vonClausburg, a UNCG alum from the class of 2009, was interviewed by Southern Maryland Newspapers Online regarding her volunteer work in the Philippines. An… Read More >

Creating the possible

Thirty years ago, Becky Levin ’79 and her husband Mark were living in the Haight-Ashbury area of San Francisco. Every day they would pass young… Read More >

CNN cites former UNCG grad student’s research on college athletes

An article by CNN cited the research of former graduate student Mary Willingham, who examined the reading levels of college athletes in money-making sports such as… Read More >

UNCG alum interviewed about becoming Kent State’s next president

UNCG alum Beverly Warren was interviewed by regarding her new position as Kent State University in Ohio’s next president beginning in July. “I can’t… Read More >

History of Woman’s College highlighted in Our State magazine

The history of Woman’s College, now UNCG, was highlighted in the January issue of Our State Magazine. The magazine also shared photos of the historic… Read More >

UNCG graduate Chelsea Tart interviewed about baking business

UNCG graduate Chelsea Tart was interviewed by the Winston-Salem Journal about getting her start in the baking business. Tart, who graduated in 2012 with a degree in… Read More >

Legacy of Holderness, passionate UNCG advocate, featured in N&R

Adelaide Fortune Holderness, a Greensboro native with a long record of service to UNCG, died Saturday, a month short of her 101st birthday, the News… Read More >

Artist and alumna Lee Hall donates work to help Charlotte museum

Alumna Lee Hall ’56 found inspiration for her painting as a child growing up in Davidson County. She reached the top of the New York… Read More >

Greensboro continues to benefit from Betty Cone’s energy

UNCG alumna Betty Cone ’62 continues to contribute to the things that make Greensboro special, and one of them is this year’s Festival of Lights,… Read More >

Poet Sarah Lindsay featured in Yes! Weekly

Sarah Lindsay, MFA alum and poet, was featured in Yes! Weekly. Lindsay was reading from her fourth full-length poetry collection, “Debt to the Bone-Eating Snotflower,”… Read More >

Alumnus who memorialized JFK in music featured in N&R

Christopher Tew, who studied music at UNCG and earned a degree in history, was featured in News and Record on the 5oth anniversary of the… Read More >

Sue Cole, UNCG graduate, interviewed about work in Triad business

Sue Cole, who earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UNCG, was interviewed by The Business Journal about her work as founder of Sage Leadership… Read More >

Spartan ruggers rule!

The competition is fierce but the camaraderie is what makes this game special. There is no age-out limit, but waivers must be signed and common… Read More >

Hip happenings at Homecoming 2013

Homecoming is fast approaching. And it’s hip to be there. Join us for fun events Oct. 21-27, including a student hip-hop contest, the annual Children’s… Read More >

Wild about Charlie! UNCG celebrates Founders Day

UNCG celebrated Founders Day Monday, Oct. 7, with a bagpipe-punctuated procession from Elliott University Center to the statue of Charles Duncan McIver, the university’s first president. UNCG opened as the State Normal and Industrial School on Oct. 5, 1892.

The awakening

Service runs in Katie Marshall’s blood. Her family had a team approach. “How can we become leaders in our own corner of the world and… Read More >

Adams, Callanan interviewed about genetic counseling program

UNCG alum Nancy Adams received the School of Health and Human Sciences Alumni Lifetime Legacy Award for her work in implementing a genetic counseling program… Read More >

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UNCG launches new website for alumni and friends

Want to make a transformative impact on the university where you were transformed? Then check out UNCG’s new website that offers alumni, faculty, staff and… Read More >

Special Education major Josette Casterlow '11 works with students at Wiley Middle School in Winston-Salem, NC.

Looks like they made it!

Anthony Sparks made it through his first year of teaching. “It was a rollercoaster of emotions, stressful planning, working with parents,” says Sparks, a graduate… Read More >

Ferris, UNCG graduate, curates photography exhibit at Weatherspoon

Alison Ferris, a 1985 graduate of UNCG, was interviewed by the News & Record regarding her traveling photography exhibit, “The Kids Are All Right: An… Read More >

Theatre alumnus takes home Emmy

Actor David Ostergaard never expected a TV commercial for an Asheville computer shop to net him TV’s most coveted award, the Emmy. He took home… Read More >

Former Spartan standout Kyle Hines on cover of Men’s Health Greece

Former UNCG basketball standout Kyle Hines appears on the cover of June’s Men’s Health Greece. Hines is the leading scorer, rebounder and shot-blocker in Spartans… Read More >

WFMY airs story on Tyshea Lewis, the first UNCG Guarantee graduate

WFMY News 2 aired a story on Tyshea Lewis, the university’s first UNCG Guarantee graduate. Lewis, who entered UNCG with college credits, was able to… Read More >

Rebecca Lloyd, UNCG alumna and benefactor, dies at 83

Rebecca Lloyd, the woman who gave her family’s name and her support to UNCG’s Lloyd International Honor College, has died. Lloyd, a 1950 graduate of… Read More >

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Picketers on Tate Street, friends for life

Karen Parker was the first black female undergraduate at UNC Chapel Hill. Joanne Johnston-Francis, a white student, became her roommate without seeking permission from officials…. Read More >

Superintendent finalists include two with UNCG ties

Two of three finalists for superintendent of the Wake County Schools have ties to UNCG, according to a report by WNCN-TV. The station reported that… Read More >

Persistence, support pays off for recent grad, N&R reports

News & Record columnist Jeri Rowe profiled Louise Vincent and her journey from addiction to the successful completion of a master’s degree in public health… Read More >

group photo of the 2013 UNCG service awards winners.

UNCG presents 2013 top service awards

One made a difference through public service. One has served the sick, the imprisoned and the homeless. One spent a career advocating for children. Two… Read More >

Bryan School honors Hayes with Distinguished Alumni Award

Local executive William Bradley “Brad” Hayes has been honored with the UNCG Bryan School of Business and Economics’ 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award. Hayes, a 1987… Read More >

‘A purpose in life’

Commencement speaker tells grads that continuing to grow and develop can lead to long-term happiness

Woman’s College celebrates 50 year reunion

Woman’s College, which was what UNCG was known as until 1963, just celebrated its 50th anniversary with its last graduating class coming together for a… Read More >

Elizabeth Withers Stroud listens as others share memories.

1963 African American graduates share memories

Elizabeth Withers Stroud graduated in 1963. When she left, she left her yearbook and her degree behind, she said. “It was not an experience I… Read More >

Two women from the class of 1963 carry banner.

UNCG’s Class of ’63 announces record-breaking gift at reunion

Leave it to the Class of 1963 to make a name for itself — again. The last class to graduate from Woman’s College announced a… Read More >

Propst creates tribute to UNCG’s first African American students

Five framed pieces are on display in the Multicultural Resource Center at UNCG. Two women are featured in each. “My work is meant to be… Read More >

Nursing alumna featured by ABC News

School of Nursing alumna Eva Gomez was featured in an story about heart health in minority women. Gomez, who earned an MSN degree in… Read More >

Dr. Janis Zink is appointed UNCG’s Vice Chancellor for University Advancement

Dr. Janis (Jan) Zink, who has extensive experience in higher education and university advancement, will be the next vice chancellor for university advancement at UNCG…. Read More >

Born to sing

Competitive fire. Robust voice. Business savvy. Meet Sidney Outlaw ’04.

Got Opera? Gala concert with students, alums punctuates 17Days

UNCG Opera Theatre – along with the Greensboro Opera Company and Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor of the Greensboro Symphony – has an early Christmas gift for… Read More >

Murphy named Outstanding Student Choreographer

Denise J. Murphy, a 2012 MFA graduate of UNCG’s Department of Dance received the Outstanding Student Choreographer award at the National College Dance Festival, presented… Read More >

UNCG presents 2012 top service awards

From an artist who serves the homeless to a cancer survivor who is paving the way for the women who come after her, six individuals… Read More >

Community and Therapeutic Recreation faculty, students win awards

Faculty, students and alumni from UNCG’s Department of Community and Therapeutic Recreation received multiple awards at the 2012 North Carolina Recreation and Park Association –… Read More >

Triple grad is 2012 School of Nursing Distinguished Alumna

Dr. Daria Kring, a triple alumna of the School of Nursing, is the school’s 2012 Distinguished Alumna. Kring received her BSN in 1988 and her… Read More >

33 inducted into Business Honor Society

Thirty-two students and a prominent Greensboro business leader were recognized by the Bryan School of Business and Economics and inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma… Read More >

Bryan School names Boyd Rogers 2012 Distinguished Alumnus

The Bryan School of Business and Economics has named Boyd A. Rogers as its 2012 Distinguished Alumnus. Rogers, who earned an MBA from the Bryan… Read More >

The entrepreneurs are coming! March 27

UNCG is getting its entrepreneurial game on Tuesday, March 27, as more than 40 successful entrepreneurs, many of them UNCG alumni, visit classes across the… Read More >

UNCG, Preservation Greensboro partner for landscaping project

Volunteers from UNCG and Preservation Greensboro are putting their gardening skills to work to help landscape relocated houses in the Glenwood neighborhood March 24 and… Read More >

Education alumna among finalists for National Superintendent of the Year

Dr. Diane Frost, an alumna of UNCG’s School of Education, is one of four finalists for 2012 National Superintendent of the Year. The American Association… Read More >

Candidates have the floor in Alumni House Nov. 3

Here is an opportunity to ask the mayoral and city council candidates questions – in person or by social media. The UNCG Alumni Association’s Spartan… Read More >

School of Education honors 2011 Distinguished Alumni

The School of Education recently honored its 2011 Distinguished Alumni. Eleven awards were given in three categories: Early Career, Distinguished Career and Distinguished Service.

Dedicated to education: UNCG celebrates new building

When Dot Kearns decided to name a space in UNCG’s new School of Education building – which was dedicated Sept. 22 – a verse from… Read More >

UNCG Homecoming Sept. 19-25

UNCG will welcome its alumni back to campus for Homecoming 2011, which kicks off Monday, Sept. 19, and runs through Sunday, Sept. 25. The big… Read More >

Alumna makes gift to School of Health & Human Sciences

A woman who graduated from UNCG more than 60 years ago has given $85,000 to an endowment that she created earlier to provide scholarships for… Read More >

School of Ed alumna is GCS Rookie Teacher of the Year

UNCG School of Education alumna Katie Roquemore, a teacher at Weaver Academy, has been named Guilford County Schools Rookie Teacher of the Year for 2011…. Read More >

UNCG presents top service awards

All are trailblazers in their own way. One forged a path in a male-dominated field. One led the charge for education for all. One has… Read More >

UNCG Baseball dedicates Katie’s Korner

Katie Ball ‘06 was an organizer and a people person, leaving her mark on the UNCG baseball program. She died of cancer in 2007. On… Read More >

WC Alumna Gives Gift of Learning

Betty Rowe Penny, daughter of Robert Alvin Rowe and Leoria Cook Rowe Watson, took a small inheritance from her dad and invested it in the… Read More >

Professor’s Book Grew out of Teaching Experience

By Sean Olson, University Relations The Seventh Edition of Griffith’s Book How can we read about literature? How can we write about it? Those are… Read More >

Students, Faculty & Staff Receive Year-End Awards

Faculty, staff and students at UNCG received awards for excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and service during the institution’s Excellence Day on May 4. The… Read More >

School of Education Recognizes Outstanding Alumni

By Kimberly Hardin, University Relations The School of Education honored four outstanding alumni at its fourth-annual Distinguished Alumni Awards May 13: • James Merrill ’91… Read More >

UNCG to Present Distinguished Service Awards May 14

By Sean Olson, University Relations UNCG will give Patricia S. Rothrock and Ellen Strawbridge Yarborough the 2005 Alumni Distinguished Service Awards in recognition of the… Read More >

Alumni, Students and Professors Receive Counseling Honors

Seven faculty members, seven graduate students and 33 alumni from the Department of Counseling and Educational Development made 55 presentations at the American Counseling Association… Read More >

Jim Frabutt Promoted to Center’s Deputy Director

Dr. Jim Frabutt has been promoted to deputy director of the Center for Youth, Family and Community Partnerships. Frabutt, who earned his doctorate in human… Read More >

UNCG & Action Greensboro Career Panel & Networking May 2

By Sean Olson, University Relations Get the skinny on Triad careers with a panel discussion and networking opportunity. UNCG and Action Greensboro are teaming up… Read More >

Alumnus and Award-Winning Novelist Reads Jan. 20

Netting a national award for his first major work, an alumnus of the MFA Writing Program at UNCG will read at his alma mater to… Read More >