Monthly Archives: June 2019

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Summer reading: books by faculty and alumni

The relaxed days and nights of summer are just the right time to settle down with a good book or two – whether on the beach… Read More >

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Broadway’s best: Alumni receive Tony Award, nomination

It’s a big week for UNC Greensboro alumni and Broadway veterans Joseph Forbes ’75 and Beth Leavel ’80 MFA. On Monday night, Forbes was one… Read More >

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An interview with alumna Kelly Link, MacArthur ‘genius’

UNCG’s newest MacArthur “genius” grant recipient Kelly Link ’95 MFA likes to “keep the ground shifting beneath the reader’s feet,” as she says. She is… Read More >

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Alumni bring historic hospitality to Greensboro

When Amanda ’11 MA and James Keith ’13 DMA decided to open an inn, they first looked into Greensboro’s downtown spaces. But then a building just… Read More >

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UNCG graduates inaugural class of McNair Scholars

The inaugural class of UNC Greensboro McNair Scholars graduated last Friday, with 17 scholars turning their tassels and setting their sights on graduate school. The… Read More >

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SNL veteran Emily Spivey ’93 stars in Netflix film

Comedy writer and producer Emily Spivey ’93 has been a highly successful – and hilarious – creative force in American television for nearly two decades…. Read More >

Catherine Johnson and collaborators stand inside a court room at the High Point Family Justice Center.

Pulling together to serve and protect families in need

This post originally appeared in UNCG Magazine. To read other stories about UNCG alumni making an impact, visit alumnimagazine.uncg.edu. It’s been five years since Catherine… Read More >

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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 >

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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 >

Student and alumni talking in front of a black table with Creative Exchange info at Entrepreneurship Everywhere event.

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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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.

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >